Chipboard vs Plywood: Strength, Weight, Price & Uses

Plywood is a term used to describe all types of wood for residential construction projects, but, despite the different types available, it’s not the same as chipboard. Both chipboard and plywood use different materials and undergo a variable construction process. This impacts the core density, loadbearing capacity, appearance, moisture resistance, and overall finish.  Choosing the … Read more

Why Contractors Are Making The Switch To Precast Concrete Steps

If you’re a contractor, you know that there are many different materials to choose from when it comes to building steps. While wood is still a popular choice, more and more contractors are switching to precast concrete steps. There are several reasons for this, but the main one is that precast concrete steps offer many … Read more

Drill Bit Stuck in Wood

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Amongst the many different things that can go wrong while working with wood, is cutting tools getting stuck in the wood mid-cut. But the most common tool to get stuck in wood is a drill bit. This can happen simply because the drill bit isn’t properly tightened in the drill’s chuck, but it usually indicates … Read more

How to Clean Old Unfinished Wood Floors

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Hardwood floors add a lot to any home. The natural beauty of wood provides warmth and comfort in a way that is both visually attractive and durable. Properly cared for, hardwood floors which are over 100 years old can be as good today, as the day they were installed. But what if those floors haven’t … Read more

Liquid Nails vs Wood Glue

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Adhesives are critical to both woodworking and carpentry. While there are other means of fastening wood together and wood to a variety of other materials, adhesives are the “go to” in countless cases, even when used in conjunction with other forms of joining materials together, such as using fasteners. An understanding of the different types … Read more

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