Learn how to select, mill, and size lumber for project parts. Find out how to optimize lumber for maximum yield and the best appearance for your projects.
How can I get mold off without ruining the wood or driving the mold deeper into the grain?
When a friend cut a large maple log in half for firewood, the inside was beautifully spalted throughout. Can I dry these pieces in the oven, or would it be better to air-dry them?
With the temperature dropping below freezing in my unheated shop, I’m worried about wood movement. Does frozen moisture in hardwood or sheet goods make the wood expand?
A friend bulldozed down some large black walnut trees, and I talked him into letting me rescue them from the burn pile. How do I turn these trees into useful lumber?
The old maple tree that fell in my backyard, but all the sawyers I’ve called seem reluctant to come mill it for me. Should I have to pay for their equipment if a blade breaks?
Where can I get properly sized dowels? When I buy 3⁄4 " dowels, they always seem to be slightly undersized.