Use super glue to secure loose knots and fill cracks and voids in reclaimed or "defective" lumber.
Often substituted for oak, ash is easy to work, shock-resistant and affordable. It's also under continued siege.
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.
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.
Make sure your wood has dried to a proper moisture level before beginning any project.
While it won't win any hardwood beauty contests, yellow poplar is durable, reasonably priced and easy to use.
Saving money by drying your lumber may not be the answer for every woodworker, but the basics shown here demonstrate that it is within the reach and skills of the average person.
Prized for everything from gunstocks to sideboards, black walnut is a perennial woodworking darling.