Safe Wood Cleaning Products

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One thing we tend not to think about, when building wood projects, is keeping them clean. The finishes we apply provide a luxurious appearance, which we expect to stay forever. Yet as people use the things we’ve created, oils come off their skin onto the surface. Dirt mixes with this oil, forming a relatively solid … Read more

How Long Does Plywood Offgas

Off gassed plywood

Some people complain about the smell of plywood or of new construction where plywood has been used. This smell is part of a process called “off-gassing” and is common not only to plywood, but to a number of other materials as well. Even latex paint will offgas for as much as six months. Although off-gassing … Read more

How Many Shingles in a Bundle

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Most roofs in America are covered with asphalt or fiberglass shingles. The two look extremely similar and in fact are, with the only significant difference being that fiberglass shingles use a fiberglass mat as the base, while more traditional asphalt shingles use a paper base. But that one difference makes the asphalt shingles more water … Read more

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