Guide to Plywood R Value

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What is the R value of plywood? In this article, we take an in-depth look at R values for common plywood products used in construction, as well as R values for sheetrock and OSB. What is R Value? R-value is a term that refers to a material’s thermal resistance, or its ability to provide insulation … Read more

Using Mineral Spirits on Wood

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Mineral spirits have long been a part of the painter’s tool kit, making it also a part of the woodworker’s tool kit. Yet many woodworkers know no more about mineral spirits than to know it can be used as paint thinner. Some don’t even know which paints it can be used with. There are many … Read more

How to Cut a Groove or Channel on Wood Without a Router

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Woodworking is all about shaping wood. While there are a wide variety of ways in which we shape that wood, they can be broken down into two basic categories: cutting wood to remove parts and attaching pieces together. Within each of those two categories, there are several different ways of accomplishing most woodworking tasks. For … Read more