Tag: Buying And Using Lumber | Popular Woodworking Magazine

Rollers Ease Plywood Storage

Rollers Ease Plywood Storage Before I installed these rollers, sliding plywood in and out of my storage rack used to wear me out. It also damaged the edges of the sheets. Now plywood sheets glide [...]

19 Tips for Buying and Using Rough Lumber

Tips for Buying and Using Rough Lumber Buy smart to get the best deals and the best wood. By Tim Johnson Start out thick Rough lumber thicknesses are measured in 1/4-in. increments. The thinnest [...]

Figured Cherry

Figured Cherry Spectacular wood and where to get it. By Dave Munkittrick Nature truly is the greatest artist and figured cherry is living proof. If you’ve ever admired the fluid motion of a [...]

Butternut

Butternut Tips for working with black walnut's blond cousin.  By Tim Johnson Butternut is one of our prettiest domestic hardwoods, but most people have never seen it. Butternut trees are [...]

Lacewood

        Whenever you’re looking for some wood with “wow” appeal, consider lacewood. Large rays create the intricate, lace-like pattern. The [...]

Behind the Stairs Storage

        In my basement shop every square inch counts! Out of necessity I found a wealth of unused space tucked right under my nose,or should I say feet.That [...]

Great Wood – Quartersawn Sycamore

      Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is North America’s tallest hardwood. It is a close-textured wood with interlocking grain that makes it notoriously difficult to split. [...]

Overhead Lumber Rack

      I like working in my basement shop, but the floor space is limited. So when it came time to put up a lumber rack, I screwed it to the ceiling because that’s the only [...]

Mahogany and Its Look-Alikes

Stunning grain. Huge boards. Highly rot resistant. A dream (or a nightmare) to work. What one wood fits this bill? Mahogany, of course.   by Tom Caspar           [...]

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