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 projects sometimes have nicks that need to be filled. I’ve heard a little bit about a burnin technique. How difficult is that skill to learn?
What single species is the best secondary wood for building drawer sides and cabinet parts that get hidden in a project?
I’d like to incorporate threaded wood bolts and nuts into an upcoming project. Is this a difficult process to set up and learn?
The makers of a lot of wood finishing products describe how they “nourish the wood” or “replace natural oils.” Are these accurate statements or hokum?
I visited a specialty hardwood dealer to buy some oak plywood, and he asked me whether I wanted rotary-cut or bookmatched face veneer. What’s the difference?
I felled some trees that a friend said looked as if they were bird’s-eye ash. Is there such a thing and how rare are they?