Does Cedar Need To Be Sealed?

Sealing cedar wood with stain.

A question I often get asked by newbies in the use of cedar is whether they should seal the cedar. Well, the answer to that question usually depends on what you prefer. The cedarwood, of course, is a durable one and exhibits excellent resistance to deterioration. As such, as a newbie, you might think that … Read more

How to Protect Cedar Wood for Outdoors

Cedar wood planter box for outdoor garden uses.

Having a broad knowledge of Cedar Wood is a huge advantage since you’ve just invested a significant sum of money in it. In addition to providing long-term aesthetic value, keeping your Cedar well-treated will help keep it looking great for years to come. The more you know about protecting your Cedar wood, the more time … Read more

What Is Hickory Wood Used For?

Raw Hickory wood lumber

A hickory tree is a type of tree that produces hickory nuts. This tree produces hickory wood that is considered a hardwood. Hickory trees typically grow in the eastern part of the United States. The central, southern, and northern parts have different climates in which at least twenty species have already adapted to their climates. … Read more

How to Identify Hickory Wood

Hickory wood and tree

You can find hickory trees mostly in Northern and Eastern America. There are also some regions in Asia where hickory trees grow abundantly. Hickory trees are one of the genus Carya’s species in the Juglandaceae family. The genus Carya contains around 19 species, each with unique characteristics, of hickory trees. You can find eleven to … Read more

Can You Paint MDF Furniture?

Apply paint finish on the mdf furniture.

Of course, Yes, you can paint MDF. Yet, you should adequately prepare the MDF for painting and choose the most appropriate paint. MDF usually exhibits 150-grit on its back and front side surfaces, while its edges showcase a rougher texture. Thus, MDF is more porous than other types of boards, so you must prepare its … Read more

Types of Particle Board

Stack of wood particle board stored in the warehouse.

The good thing about modern-day woodworking is that there are several engineered wood products you can choose from for your woodworking projects. One such wood product is particleboard. The particleboard is also referred to as chipboard because it came from wood chips combined with synthetic resin and other binder substances. These combined materials are then pressed and … Read more