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Advantages of Using Cedar Lumber

There are many advantages to using cedar lumber. While cedar lumber costs more than many other kinds of wood it can make the extra cost worth it.

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Explaining the Different Types of Fiberboard Density

Fiberboard is engineered wood sheets this article will explain how the types can vary and how it can change the project it's used for.

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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.

How to Care for Teak Wood

Teak wood is native to Southeast Asia. It is durable, hardy, attractive and highly resistant to weather conditions.

How to Refinish Mahogany Furniture

Refinishing furniture is not a difficult job to do as long as you have patience, especially when you are refinishing mahogany furniture.

A raised-panel, interior door made with mahogany wood.
7 Uses for Mahogany Wood

If you’re considering any projects like these in the near future, mahogany should be your choice of wood.

Tips for Caring for Mahogany Wood

Mahogany wood is an expensive, valuable wood material that is used to make furniture, cabinetry, decks, sculptures, and floors.

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Cleaning Mahogany Wood

All you need to know to keep your mahogany doors and furniture clean.

How to Cut Pressure-Treated Wood Safely

Pressure-treated lumber is saturated with many harsh chemicals that need to be considered when working with the wood.

5 Types of Teak Wood Patio Furniture

Teak wood patio furniture is very popular because of its particular style and durability.

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Staining Rough Cut Lumber

Staining rough cut lumber is a fantastic way to beautify its surface. It's a task that can easily be undertaken with a helpful instructional guide and a few basic staining tools.

How to Stain White Pine Lumber

Staining white pine lumber involves more effort on your part since it is not that easy to stain as compared to other types of wood.

6 Tips for Painting and Staining Maple Lumber

Maple lumber has a beautiful wood grain and is a popular choice for cabinets and furniture in the home.

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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.

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Best Uses for Cedar Lumber

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

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5 Advantages of Using Birch Plywood

Birch plywood is a popular fine-grained wood. Here are five great reasons to use it.

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4 Types of Pine Lumber

Pine trees contain surprising variety.

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Redwood Lumber vs Douglas Fir Lumber

What you need to know before deciding whether to use redwood and douglas fir lumber.

How to Paint Birch Plywood

Painting birch plywood is an easy process. When you have the right tools and this handy article to help you do it yourself it's as easy as one, two, three.

How to Paint Redwood Lumber

Redwood lumber is a good choice for exterior home applications. The red color is due to the tannic acid in the bark of the tree.

A deck with treated lumber.
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 heavy objects as well as stand up to the elements. The information contained in this article will share with you several tips on how you can properly seal treated lumber.

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5 Tips for Cleaning Mold off of Treated Lumber

Mold will work its way through the wood, here's how you can put a stop to it.

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6 Particle Board Care Tips

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

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7 Best Uses for a Particle Board

Particle board is a versatile product, here are just a few things you can use it for.

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5 Tips for Installing OSB Sheathing

OSB sheathing is a durable, low-cost building material that works great for walls so long as you install it right. Here are some tips to think about when considering OSB sheathing for your own projects.

4 Best Uses for an Oriented Strand Board

Oriented strand board or OSB is a cheaper alternative to solid boards and plywood. The material is made using strands or flakes of wood glued together using a special resin.

4 Best Uses for a Melamine Board

Melamine is a type of organic material that is regularly mixed with formaldehyde which can eventually be manufactured into a melamine board.

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5 Best Uses for Marine Plywood

Marine plywood offers more water resistance than regular plywood.

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5 Best Uses for Fiberboard

Fiberboard makes use of wood fibers for a cost-effective material used in many household applications. The article that follows will share with you the best uses of fiberboard

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How to Paint a Melamine Board

Melamine board doesn't always achieve the look you want by itself, but adding paint can!

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How to Paint Exterior Plywood

Painting exterior plywood is only difficult if you don't know what steps to follow. Read these tips before attempting to paint exterior plywood for the best results.

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How to Repair Wood Veneer on Furniture

Broken, chipped, and cracked wood veneer can be repaired with the right tools and a little knowledge.

How to Refinish an Old Teak Veneer Table

Teak veneer tables are beautiful, and they are often family heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation.

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6 Best Uses for Hardboard

Hardboard is a durable, yet versatile building material. Learn what kinds of projects you might use it for in the future.

Making Your Own Wood Veneer

A thin slice of wood that is produced to expose its grain patterns is known as wood veneer. It is produced to provide a flat panel used for doors, cabinet panels, bar tops, and flooring.

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How to Stain Red Oak Wood

Red oak is a gorgeous wood, accentuated by a good stain job. If you want the best results possible from your staining, follow a proven staining procedure such as the one you will find in this article.

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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.

A piece of marine plywood nailed in place.
How to Seal Marine Plywood

Never underestimate the power of a good plywood sealant!

The surface of a piece of melamine board.
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.

The surface of poplar wood.
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.