Category: Wood For Woodwork

This category is all about wood for woodwork and explains all of the different types of wood you may come across.  It covers everything from real wood to man-made woods such as MDF and plywood.

  • Is It Safe To Cut Pressure Treated Wood?

    Is It Safe To Cut Pressure Treated Wood?

    Pressure treated wood is far more formidable and impact-resistant than average wood, which makes more woodworkers hesitant to cut it. Its toughened core can damage cutting tools. But there’s another reason to exercise caution when cutting pressure-treated wood. From my own experience, let me share with you the answer to the question: is it safe…

  • The Truth On How Long Walnut Lasts Outside

    The Truth On How Long Walnut Lasts Outside

    There’s a lot of debate about how long walnut wood lasts outside. Some say it only lasts a couple of years, while others swear by its longevity and claim it can last up to 20 years. As a professional woodworker, I will tell you the truth about how long walnuts last outside! Generally, walnut wood…

  • Is Burning Walnut Wood Toxic? You Won’t Believe This!

    Is Burning Walnut Wood Toxic? You Won’t Believe This!

    Walnut trees are deciduous trees that are native to North America. It has a long history of being used for woodworking and is a popular choice for furniture, cabinets, and flooring. Walnut is also a popular choice for firewood because it burns hot and is easy to split. But you may wonder, is burning walnut…

  • How Much Does MDF Weigh? Sheet Weights + Calculator

    How Much Does MDF Weigh? Sheet Weights + Calculator

    MDF projects seem as easy as a jigsaw arrangement, but can be quite challenging. I used to have trouble getting the right size and weight of MDF sheets that would fit my project. But once I understood how to calculate the weight of an MDF sheet. On average, MDF weighs 50 to 70 lbs (22.68–31.75…

  • Is Walnut Wood Food Safe? The Facts!

    Is Walnut Wood Food Safe? The Facts!

    If you are a fan of using wooden cutting boards in your kitchen, you may be wondering if walnut wood is food-safe. In this blog post you will find out, is walnut wood food safe. I will give you straight facts and provide you with some information that will help you make an informed decision…

  • Is Plywood Hardwood or Softwood?

    Is Plywood Hardwood or Softwood?

    Earlier in my woodworking journey, I tried not to use plywood because the guidelines around where I could use it were so vague and I always had the question: is plywood hardwood or softwood? So, whenever a project of mine required hardwood or softwood, I didn’t know whether it was okay to use plywood. With…