Choosing The Best Wood Shingle Roof
May15

Choosing The Best Wood Shingle Roof

Before the 19th century, wooden shingles was split by the hand and they were almost always planed or knifed smooth to become very thin and very narrow. When the steam-powered sawmills came in, in the 19th century, shingle fabrication was revolutionized. Prior to the arrival of asphalt, wood roofs were the most common shedding roof system used. Wood shingles are still one of the most common roofing materials used in North America where...

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What is the Cost to Build a Storage Shed?
Mar14

What is the Cost to Build a Storage Shed?

One way to increase your home’s value is to build a shed. Besides, it also gives you additional storage space. Not only can you build one to your specifications and needs, but should you ever sell your home, the cost of the shed can be recovered. But what is the cost to build a storage shed? Let’s look at some important factors. What to consider when building a shed There are a few things to consider when you want to build...

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Which Is The Best Food Safe Wood Finish?
Mar12

Which Is The Best Food Safe Wood Finish?

Woodworkers are always looking for food safe wood finish for the items they make in this category. They are worried that the food bowls and crockery they create aren’t food safe and that they need some reliable finish that would protect the wood and not be toxic to the user. Most finishes are considered toxic and unsafe for our consumption when in the liquid state due to the presence of certain solvents that take the finish...

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7 Ways To Remove Black Mold On Wood
Feb17

7 Ways To Remove Black Mold On Wood

In general, homeowners know that it isn’t good to have black mold on wood in their homes, but few people are well-informed enough to know exactly how harmful it can be to them. It is therefore a good idea to monitor your home and check that there aren’t any surprise mold growths, particularly if you live in a humid environment. What is black mold? Toxic black mold flourishes in warm and humid environments, particularly...

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4 Disadvantages Of Rough Sawn Lumber And How You Can Work Around It
Feb13

4 Disadvantages Of Rough Sawn Lumber And How You Can Work Around It

Though you may have heard the term ‘rough sawn lumber,’ it’s quite likely that you don’t really know what that means. So, let’s define it. Really, this refers to lumber that isn’t yet finished before it’s shipped to be sold. It is kept rough intentionally and must be dried, planed or dressed as the recipient wishes. What exactly happens is that lumber when processed at a mill, sawing it of its...

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How To Make A Recurve Bow
Feb03

How To Make A Recurve Bow

People interested in learning how to make a recurve bow often do it to save money by making it themselves, while others prefer to have a customized bow. Whatever your reasons may be, making your own bow is sure to teach you a lot about archery. Prepare yourself: First, get to know the different parts of a recurve bow. For this, look for plans and diagrams that show you how to build your own recurve bow. You can get these online or at...

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