European wood

European Wood: Types, Properties & Where to Buy

November 1, 2022

European woods consist of wood species originating from European countries, such as England, France and Germany. European woods are famously used as an alternative to American woods in many parts of the world, depending on accessibility and availability. They possess many excellent properties, especially hardwoods such as Maple which are known for durability and strength. …

soft maple vs hard maple

Soft Maple vs Hard Maple: Key Differences In Detail

October 27, 2022

The two common types of maple are soft maple and hard maple. Besides being soft and hard respectively, as their name suggests, there are some other differences between the two types of maple, which we are going to discuss in detail here. Maple is a versatile hardwood that is used in many applications, ranging from …

Ash Wood Properties

Ash Wood: Properties, Characteristics & Uses

October 20, 2022

Ash is a popular American hardwood found and used in all parts of the US and around the world. It’s a strong hardwood timber that is prized for its ease of work, shock resistance, wide availability, and inexpensive rates. Ash has many varieties, with white ash and black ash being the most popular two types. …

Maple Wood Properties

Maple Wood Properties, Types & Uses in Detail

October 18, 2022

Maple wood comes in many varieties, all of which fall into either of two categories – hard maple and soft maple. Hard maple, as obvious, is harder and heavier than the alternative. It is generally more expensive than soft maple species because of its high demand and uses. Here you can read all about the …

oak Wood Types

11 Popular Types of Oak Wood For Woodworking

October 13, 2022

Oak is a very popular hardwood that is used in all parts of the world. It looks beautiful and is easily available at a decent price, but what makes oak truly precious is the fact that you can use this wood for practically any purpose. From furniture making to construction, firewood and arts and crafts, …

Spruce Wood Properties Types & Uses

Spruce Wood: Properties, Types & Uses

October 10, 2022

Spruce is a popular softwood that is known for its use in producing paper pulp and also in the construction industry for making doors, furniture, panelling, and interior trim. Spruce is also commonly used for making the soundboards of some musical instruments. It’s lightweight and stable wood that is not very durable or hard but …

Poplar Wood

Poplar Wood: Properties, Characteristics & Uses

September 27, 2022

Poplar, also called Black Poplar or Lombardy, is a hardwood used for plywood, furniture, lumber, construction, boxes and crates, and veneers, among other things. It’s a non-durable wood that is widely available at a low price. Veneers of poplar can, however, be expensive. Here’s everything else you need to know about Poplar wood properties and …

Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring

Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring: An Ultimate Guide

September 13, 2022

Brazilian Cherry is a hardwood commonly found in the rainforests of Brazil. However, contrary to its name, this wood species doesn’t have anything to do with cherries. Also known by names of jatoba, locust, and courbail, It is mainly famous for its attractive deep red color, which makes it suitable for flooring among other things. …

beech vs pine wood

Beech Vs Pine Wood: Choosing the Best Wood for Your Project

September 8, 2022

When looking to start a woodworking project, one of the hardest things in my opinion is choosing the right wood. And why not? There are so many options available when it comes to wood species that even the most experienced woodworkers can get easily confused. So that you do not get confused when selecting wood …

air dried vs kiln dried

Air Dried Vs Kiln Dried Timber (Wood): What’s the Difference?

September 6, 2022

As you may already know, timber generally contains natural moisture, which needs to be dried before the wood can be used for specific purposes like construction and flooring. Air Dried Vs Kiln Dried, both happen to be two of the most popular types of dried timber that have been perfected for any woodworking project. Why …