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How much shrinkage to expect

07-21-2017 01:10 PM by one60fourth

I’ve built some inset panel cabinet doors (25”H x 20”W x 3/...

11 07-21-2017 06:16 PM
View DIYWaterDog's profile

Value of reclaimed Oak Boards

07-02-2017 05:33 AM by DIYWaterDog

Hey All, I recently salvaged some oak boards from a gym locker room. Di...

26 07-21-2017 05:52 PM
View Nicholas Hall's profile

Portable Sawmills are Too Much Fun: Way too Much Lumber. Help!!!

12-03-2012 05:46 AM by Nicholas Hall

My father and I have been jawing about cutting down some trees on his land in...

40 07-21-2017 12:11 AM
View sethpackham's profile

Newbie trying to cut 12/4 Hard maple with my new Delta 36-725

07-13-2017 11:51 PM by sethpackham

I’m just getting into building my first pieces of furniture and learnin...

44 07-20-2017 07:18 PM
View 85GoCards's profile

Anyone in the Smokey Mountain Area?

07-17-2017 03:12 PM by 85GoCards

I’m looking for some paulownia slabs and have read how invasive they...

2 07-19-2017 03:24 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Lumber Trip

07-18-2017 04:35 PM by rwe2156

My recent trip to NC: 120 bf of 4/4 beech 100’ 4/4 soft maple ...

2 07-18-2017 07:34 PM
View JohnMcClure's profile

What is this spalted, wormy, flamey wood?

07-17-2017 09:04 PM by JohnMcClure

Just got a 17” bandsaw and immediately started sawing through firewood ...

2 07-18-2017 11:54 AM
View thewoodentop's profile

Spalted Silver Leaf Maple table top

07-17-2017 02:00 PM by thewoodentop

We are starting a silver leaf maple project this week, below is a picture of ...

1 07-17-2017 03:07 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Why I don't go to Lowes

06-26-2017 05:42 PM by rwe2156

I took something back to Lowes my wife bought and was reminded why I never go...

86 07-16-2017 11:20 PM
View Chris Cook's profile

Wood identification

07-15-2017 12:40 AM by Chris Cook

This is a very dense wood and black in color. Any help with identification? ...

9 07-16-2017 05:58 AM
View JoshNZ's profile

Plum tree for removal

07-13-2017 11:23 PM by JoshNZ

Would you guys bother with this? It’s about 90 minutes drive from me, I...

8 07-16-2017 01:02 AM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Is This Mahogany?

07-22-2016 01:02 AM by PatrickIrish

I’m about to drive an hour away to pick up some reclaimed mahogany for ...

19 07-13-2017 11:02 PM
View Tom's profile

Buying/working with slabs

07-11-2017 11:34 PM by Tom

I’ve been thinking that our front room needs a coffee table. I’d...

6 07-12-2017 12:07 PM
View Andrew714's profile

Improper grain direction?

07-11-2017 02:15 PM by Andrew714

Hello, I made a cutting board a while back, and some of the joints at the ...

7 07-12-2017 11:59 AM
View Brett Gray's profile

Can anyone tell me the identification of this wood?

02-13-2017 02:06 PM by Brett Gray

I just bought this piece of wood from a guy who bought an old, ru...

32 07-12-2017 07:02 AM
View vck's profile

Banding in wood-- natural?

07-09-2017 04:10 PM by vck

Hi all,I’m a total newbie to wood/woodmaking/etc but have a strong inte...

10 07-11-2017 04:50 PM
View dakremer's profile

Cherry finishing question

07-09-2010 06:09 AM by dakremer

I’ve heard Cherry doesnt take stain very well? Is there other things C...

24 07-11-2017 12:00 AM
View YIAYIA's profile

VERY old wooden bowl has a massive crack??!!

07-09-2017 08:31 PM by YIAYIA

I have my Great, grandmother’s wooden biscuit bowl. Over the years it ...

3 07-10-2017 04:28 PM
View I_Need_More_Lumber's profile

What to do with this lumber?

07-09-2017 09:02 PM by I_Need_More_Lumber

So I got my hands on this Teak, As you can see, they are mainly blocks. ...

11 07-10-2017 05:52 AM
View splintergroup's profile (online now)

Can anyone explain this?

07-09-2017 09:46 PM by splintergroup

This is the deal: I bought some rough sawn 8/4 walnut several years ago fr...

5 07-09-2017 11:01 PM

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