How To Choose Wood For Your Projects Woodworking Basics
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For new woodworkers, one of the of the most confusing things to learn is not what tools to use or how to use them, but how decide what kind of wood to use.There are a lot of choices and enough industry jargon to confuse anyone.
I'll try to boil it down to the basics you need to know to get started.I am going to limit my discussion to the most common materials you will use for woodworking: Hardwoods, softwoods, plywood, and MDF.
Of course this just scratches the surface but is enough to give you the confidence to head over to your local home center or lumberyard and make an informed buying decision.SOLID LUMBER Sometimes the term 'lumber' refers to just solid wood.
In other words, wood milled from a tree, as opposed to manufactured products and sheet goods, such as plywood or MDF.There are two kinds of solid wood to choose from, softwoods and hardwoods.Technically, a hardwood is mostly wood that comes from a deciduous tree…one than has leaves, like oak or maple.
Hardwood Tree And they are usually physically harder than softwoods.An amusing exception would be Basla, an incredibly soft wood but since the Balsa tree is deciduous,...