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Plywood 101

When durability and affordability are project priorities, consider plywood as the material of choice.

How to Paint Pressure Treated Wood

If you don't follow these steps, your paint job on pressure treated wood may not last long.

High Humidity Care for Your Outdoor Wood

Is your outdoor wood split, rough, discolored and ugly?

How to Replace Fascia Board

The fascia board on your home takes a beating and might need replaced with wear.

Understanding Basic Types of Lumber

There are several varieties of lumber to chose from.

3 Alternatives to Fascia Board

A fascia board is an integral part of most older homes, and it is important to treat yours with care if making updates to your home. Here are some upgrade alternatives to traditional fiber board.

How to Seal Marine Plywood

Never underestimate the power of a good plywood sealant!

How to Stain Particle Board

Change the look of your particle board with just a little stain.

How to Repair Damaged Particle Board

Give it a try before you replace it.

5 Tips for Painting Marine Plywood

To get the final layer of water-resistant protection on your marine plywood, you will need to paint it. Follow these tips for a clean job.

5 Tips for Cutting Melamine Board

Melamine is a cost-effective, easy-to-use building material that can actually be a challenge to cut without the right advice.

5 Best Construction Uses for Poplar Wood

Poplar wood is a type of wood that is often classified both as a hardwood and a softwood — depending on where you look and who you ask.

How to Stain Poplar Wood

Cheaper wood doesn't have to look cheap if you use the right stain.

6 Advantages of Using OSB Sheathing

OSB is popular for its durability and affordability.

4 Tips for Cutting Hardboard

Hardboard is a durable, versatile material good for many DIY projects, so learn how to make clean cuts for professional results.

Health Risks Associated with Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure-treated wood is no longer a simple issue due to the various chemicals being used. This guide to the hazards associated with long-term exposure is a must-read for all do it yourselfer's and pro's alike.

Plywood Advantages and Disadvantages

Plywood is an invaluable building material, but before you set out to use it on your next project, learn more about it.

Different Types of Exterior Plywood Explained

Plywood must be bound with water-resistant glue to be an exterior type, but there is more to exterior plywood than just that.

How to Paint Over a Veneer Finish

Preparation is key when painting veneer.

Can I Use a Power Sander to Finish my Wood Veneer Furniture?

A power sander may be too strong for the job.

How to Repair Wood Veneer on Furniture

A little bit of damage calls for a simple fix!

Should You Use Pressure Treated Wood in Your Garden?

It really depends on the perspective of the gardener.

5 Tips for Cutting Cedar Trees and Lumber

Cedar is a useful wood for burning or building fences, decks, household trim, cedar chests, and much more.

How to Stain Red Oak Wood

Red oak is a gorgeous wood, accentuated by a good stain job.

How to Cut Birch Plywood

Cutting birch plywood correctly provides more usable edges.

Cypress Lumber 101

Cypress lumber is an ideal hardwood for exterior applications

3 Uses for Rough Cut Lumber

Rough cut lumber has no shortage of applications.

How to Install Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Save trees and bring natural beauty into your home.

Softwood Lumber: Uses for 5 Softwoods

Softwood lumber is timber from coniferous evergreen trees.

4 Types of Pine Lumber

Pine trees contain surprising variety.

3 Tips for Finishing Fiberboard

Fiberboard isn't a pretty wood since it's sourced from scraps, but it has multiple uses once finished.

5 Best Uses for Marine Plywood

Marine plywood offers more water resistance than regular plywood.

Explaining the Different Types of Fiberboard Density

Fiberboard is engineered wood sheets.

Redwood Lumber vs Douglas Fir Lumber

Redwood lumber and Douglas fir lumber are extremely popular choices when it comes to home improvement, building, and woodworking.

5 Different Types of Hardwood Plywood Explained

Hardwood plywood can be confusing to buy.

Maple Lumber 101

Maple lumber is used in cabinetry and hardwood flooring.

How to Finish Birch Plywood

Birch plywood is an inexpensive wood that is great for making furniture.

5 Best Uses for Fiberboard

Fiberboard makes use of wood fibers for a cost-effective material used in many household applications.

5 Tips for Cleaning Mold off of Treated Lumber

Mold will work its way through the wood.

6 Particle Board Care Tips

Furniture, flooring, and even cabinets are made with particle board, but it requires gentle care in order to last.

5 Tips for Sealing Treated Lumber

Treated lumber is wood that has been treated with chemicals so that it can be used as a support with

5 Advantages of Using Birch Plywood

Birch plywood is a popular fine-grained wood.

Best Uses for Cedar Lumber

This wood weathers very well and is very commonly used for outdoor projects.

Marine Plywood vs Exterior Plywood

Plywood graded C-D or CDX is often mistaken for exterior plywood, but is not approved by the APA for outdoor exposure.

Staining Rough Cut Lumber

Staining rough cut lumber is a fantastic way to beautify its surface.