HardwoodsHardwoods refer to an extremely wide variety of different woods and species, with complex structure and a wide variety of uses in your workshop projects.
Comparison of Yew and Poplar Lumber Coloration from Sapwood and Heartwood
Some wood colorations are extremely affected by the amount of sapwood in the grain, while the heartwood of others is barely changed at all.
White and Black Ash Lumber Readily Available and Reasonably Priced Wood for Many Projects
Fraxinus, or black and white ash, are two of the most populous and popular species of wood for wood working projects in the United States.
Ash Wood Lumber Is Popular for Woodworking but Quickly Being Threatened by Emerald Ash Borers
A wood that is common throughout the United States, Ash is very popular for woodworking projects, but it is being threatened by invasive insects.
Harvesting and Using Velvet Mesquite Lumber for Woodworking Projects
Mesquite trees are unique parts of the American Southwest, and while their wood has been often been used for cooking, but mesquite is fairly new to woodworking.
Mesquite Wood – Fuel Wood from South West United States Makes for Durable Lumber
While mesquite has been used for centuries as a fuel and cooking wood, but it has really come into its own as a durable lumber producer.
African Mahogany Lumber Is Collected from Hardwoods of Central Africa
What is called African Mahogany lumber is actually the name applied to various, increasingly underpopulated hardwoods in Central Africa.
Understanding Wood Grain and Fiber Development in Tree Growth
To really understand the nature of wood, you must examine how wood is formed and why the wood’s grain becomes structured the way it does.
What Is the Philippine Mahogany Hardwood Used in Chris-Craft Boats?
The wood used in old boat building, especially by Chris-Craft was called “Philippine Mahogany” but there is no such thing, so what was it really?
California Professor Climbs 150-foot Eucalyptus Tree in California Forest
Professor Matt Ritter decided to examine and climb a giant 150-foot karri eucalyptus tree, twice as big as the next registered, in California.
American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) Affected by Disease But Still Very Popular
American chestnut trees went from huge forests and extremely popular in projects to being nearly gone thanks to disease, but the wood is coming back.
American Chestnut Coming Back from the Brink of Extinction
A blight killed off almost all of the American Chestnut trees, one of the most used trees in American history, but the species may be on its way back.