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Woodshop Corner: An Introduction to Wood

When choosing the right lumber for your next project, it’s important to know what your options are. Lumber falls into categories of soft- and hardwood. Softwood comes from coniferous, or “evergreen,” trees—those with needles. Hardwood comes from

Should Your Next Project Be in MDF?

MDF is a high-grade composite material made from recycled wood fibers and resin. Machine dried and pressed to produce dense, stable sheets. The benefits to MDF are that it is low cost, lightweight, and less

Millwork vs. Casework: What’s the difference?

The terms millwork and casework are often used interchangeably but while they are both forms of carpentry, they have significant differences. Millwork is custom. Common examples of millwork include armoires, embellishments, and mantels. Casework describes box-shaped