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  1. Red Oak: Quercus rubra



    Selection of different thickness and sizes of red oak lumber


    From flooring to fine furniture, few species are as practical as red oak.

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  2. What to Do with Holey Ash?



    Ash tree bark that has been punctured by worms, ash borers or woodpeckers


    Is wood with a lot of woodpecker holes still usable?

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  3. Buying Lumber in Rockler Stores



    rockler retail lumber department

    Rockler lumber is milled to your needs and ready for your next project. Shop our selection of quality hardwoods, exotics, live-edge slabs and turning lumber for all your project needs. We will cut most board to length in our stores so you pay for only what you need. Less waste...more value!

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  4. Secure Loose Knots in Imperfect Lumber



    Using cyanoacrylate glue to repair a knot in a wood panel


    Use super glue to secure loose knots and fill cracks and voids in reclaimed or "defective" lumber.

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  5. Ash: Fraxinus nigra, Fraxinus americana



    Selection of white ash boards


    Often substituted for oak, ash is easy to work, shock-resistant and affordable. It's also under continued siege.

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  6. Creating Thicker Plywood

    Doubling plywood thickness by gluing panels together


    When Ernie Conover was tasked with creating some extensions for his wife's loom, he needed to create 1-1/2"-thick pieces of plywood.

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  7. Portable Sawmills: Lumber from Local Trees



    Portable saw mill on location


    Tired of paying high prices for lumber at the lumberyard? A portable sawmill could be your ticket to getting quality wood for your next project at a more affordable price.

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  8. How to Use a Moisture Meter

    Checking moisture content of wood with a moisture meter


    Make sure your wood has dried to a proper moisture level before beginning any project.

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