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glue plastic lumber?

871 days ago by Danpaddles

I am thinking to repurpose some salvaged deck boards, the kind they make from...

8 858 days ago
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Will this work outdoors DF?

860 days ago by newwoodbutcher

I’ve got a line on eight finish grade 4×8x20 Doug fir beams for $1...

19 858 days ago
View bowtie's profile

Is pressure treated wood safe for bird houses ?

858 days ago by bowtie

I have a lot of scrap pressure treated boards that are just right for birdhou...

6 858 days ago
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881 days ago by Austin DenHerder

I live in Juneau, Alaska And have a real hard time getting hardwoods here! ...

2 859 days ago
View COMO's profile

Murphy Bed Questions

859 days ago by COMO

The boss started talking about biological clocks and the such and suddenly I ...

3 859 days ago
View rdjack21's profile

Unexpected Craigslist wood find

860 days ago by rdjack21

So I’m out to take a look at this Makita 2030 Jointer/Planer I found in...

3 859 days ago
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Knowing your woods

863 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

Several years ago, Roy was talking about a sled some one had made. He said t...

20 859 days ago
View Echofive's profile

Wood Identification

860 days ago by Echofive

An old barn on my parents’ farm is being torn down. It was made all of...

2 860 days ago
View DavidsWoodShed's profile

Secrets to Log Identification

862 days ago by DavidsWoodShed

I hope the title isn’t deceptive because I don’t know how to ID l...

4 860 days ago
View DrewM's profile

Lumberyard wood color guide?

861 days ago by DrewM

The lumberyard I visit uses a color coding system painted on the ends of thei...

2 861 days ago
View Brohymn62's profile

Douglas Fir Bench Top

861 days ago by Brohymn62

Hello, I am in the process of planning a work bench build. It’s goin...

4 861 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Cedar Question

863 days ago by RussellAP

There are two kinds of cedar that I know of, regular fencing cedar and aromat...

23 862 days ago
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863 days ago by mmcafee09

Hey guys does anyone have a good method of straightening and squaring edges f...

8 863 days ago
View Dan's profile

Wood ID... Need some help

863 days ago by Dan

I got this wood from a pallet that I recently took apart. I am not really sur...

16 863 days ago
View tinnman65's profile

Wood Stretcher ( how to make a 4' long board 5'long)

870 days ago by tinnman65

I would not have believed this if I didn’t see it with my own eyes! Oh ...

17 863 days ago
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A tip for those looking for LARGE quartersawn oak

865 days ago by ohtimberwolf

I came across this while surfing and thought it may be of interest to more th...

3 864 days ago
View derb's profile

Finding hardwood material in Toronto Area

1053 days ago by derb

know about two places in the Toronto area who sell hardwood material rough lu...

2 864 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Have you ever seen an iron wood board this large?

864 days ago by Lee Barker

Bought this from a guy downtown in a parking lot. Arizona plates. I thought...

6 864 days ago
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864 days ago by Angry_Bird

looking for advice on how to market lumber. A recent downfall of a walnut lo...

3 864 days ago
View MichaelAgate's profile

What type of wood is this

865 days ago by MichaelAgate

Trying to figure out what type of wood this is. I only have a few pieces but ...

6 864 days ago

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