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.
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.
I tried to sand some pencil marks off plywood and ended up sanding through the veneer. Nuts! How do I remove pencil marks without ruining the plywood?