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Backyard Sawmills We all love wood, whether it's a wide clear board or a gnarly slab with wild grain. That's why sawing our own lumber crosses the minds of most woodworkers. It might be inspired by the sight of a big tree blown down by a storm, a custom tabletop made from only one or two slabs of unusual wood or the thought of free wood. Whatever reason, the idea …
The nine most common types of wood and how to best use them on your homestead. If you're lucky to have lots of trees on your farm, you can make your own fences, furniture, even house! Learn how to use the unique characteristics of each type of wood for their best suited job.
I had no idea what to do with all of my scrap wood. Sure I could make DIY projects like art, crafts, signs and even home decor. But I needed some ideas about what wood to keep and what to throw away. I also needed some organization and storage tips for storing the pieces I wanted to keep. Then I found this article and I’m so glad I did! #diy #diytips #wood #scrapwood #woodworking #woodworkingtips #woodworkingideas #diywoodprojects
Thanks to my daughter, Meg, I stumbled across what may be the oldest wood in the world; kauri. It comes from New Zealand, where the trees fell into a peat bog as much as 50,000 years ago. Here’s what I’ve learned about this amazing material.
7 Things You MUST Know About Wood Before You Build or Refinish a Project - It's not as simple as just buying a piece of wood and building it. You have to consider how that wood is going to react in your environment. How much is the wood going to expand and contract? Here are the 7 things you should consider. - Thrift Diving
Solar Kiln Dry Your Own Wood Fast and Hassle-Free By Dave Munkittrick Wood is expensive. And extra-wide or figured wood is practically beyond reach. Over the 25-plus years I’ve been a professional woodworker, wood seems to have taken a cue from oil: The price keeps going up. There are ways to use less oil, but when a project requires 100 bd. ft. of walnut, you gotta buy 100 bd. ft. …
15 great places to get woodworking wood is a collection of usual and unusual ways to find woodworking wood. Some are familiar, but some will not be, and they can result in lots of free wood if you are dedicated. Click to read more, and happy building.