Acacia Wood – All You Need to Know about it
Jul10

Acacia Wood – All You Need to Know about it

Acacia wood or koa is a kind of hardwood, extracted from the Acacia genus of shrubs and trees, found extensively in Australia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and parts of North and South America. There are believed to be 1300 varieties of the Acacia tree. The tree grows to 100 feet and its wood has several applications, but chiefly it is used to make musical instruments and cabinetry. Features of acacia wood Acacia wood scores highly on...

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Knots in Wood? What’s That?
Jul04

Knots in Wood? What’s That?

A knot in a tree is better known as a defect or blemish that leads to the formation of lumps or holes within a tree trunk. These knots in wood are caused as the tree grows naturally, though there may be certain reasons that determine their appearance. Though it is true that some knots form due to the tree being infected by fungus that is contagious to some other trees on your estate too. How knots in wood are formed  As a tree grows...

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Types Of Plywood For Your Needs
Jun24

Types Of Plywood For Your Needs

Plywood can be classified in a number of ways, usually based on its different aspects, such as the wood used, its fitness for indoor and outdoor use, the number of plies it has, its grading according to quality specifications, the weight of plywood and its various applications. It is used to make furniture, cabinetry, concrete forms or for any construction project requiring large, wooden slabs. This kind of wood is createdby placing...

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What is Parawood?
Jun16

What is Parawood?

What is parawood? An overview of parawood furniture, its pros and cons and some common issues.  Do you know what is parawood? Has anyone heard about it? – These are a few questions that people ask about it.  Well parawood is known by various names such as rubber wood, plantation hardwood, Malaysian oak, white teak or by its genus Hevea. It grows extensively in Indonesia, Central America and Indonesia. It is a light-colored and...

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Why is Heartwood Darker in Color than Sapwood?
Jun05

Why is Heartwood Darker in Color than Sapwood?

To achieve the highest quality of woodworking, it is necessary that you have a sound knowledge of wood and its internal structure. A project can fail solely on the basis of your wrong choice of wood. An area of extreme importance for you in this connection is the link or difference between heartwood and sapwood. Why is it that many carpenters choose heartwood over sapwood? But first, what is heartwood and what is sapwood? Let’s...

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What is Engineered Wood?
Jun03

What is Engineered Wood?

This article sheds light on what is engineered wood, why choose it, how does it compare to hardwood and plywood and where should you install it.  For someone who may ask, “what is engineered wood?” let’s begin by saying that it is also called manufactured board, man-made or composite wood. It encompasses a wide spectrum of derivative wood products that are made by fixing or binding the particles, strands, veneers or...

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