Wood and Supplies
This section features advice on working with wood including lumber & sheet goods, wood species, and wood figure. You'll Also find tips on veneer & inlay, sanding, wood glue, fasteners, and wood finishes.
My deck, made of pressure-treated pine, is beginning to look weathered. Is it safe to remove the boards and “freshen them up” by running them through the planer?
What’s the best way to stain pine?
What is chatoyance? I read the word in a finishing article online, but my dictionary isn’t much help.
I just got some medium-density fiberboard (MDF) from my local home center. It seems coarser than I’m used to and shreds when I cut or rout it. What gives?
I was planning on storing the MDF templates for an Adirondack chair in my garage attic, but realized the humidity may warp them. How do you preserve your templates?
To protect my skin, I put on latex gloves when working with solvents. But when I take them off, I often find that the solvent has penetrated the glove. Am I using the wrong glove?