Best Screws for Outdoor Use

What are the best screws for outdoor use (and what NOT to use)

If you haven’t built an outdoor structure before a common question is a basic, but great one: what are the best screws for outdoor use? Can I use galvanized (cheapest) or do I need to invest in stainless screws? Will all screws work with my types of wood? In this guide learn how to pick the right exterior screws for your project.

best grit for sanding wood

Best Grit for Sanding Wood – Pro Cabinetmaker Tips

Over the years I haven’t just used sandpaper – I’ve used up and replaced many sanders. So my view on the best grit for sanding wood comes from a lot of time standing in front of many sanders. What is sandpaper grit? Grit on sandpaper refers to the size of the abrasive material used to remove wood or metal. The lower the number (eg. 24 grit vs. 220 grit) the larger the size of the abrasive. And the faster the …

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Buying Hardwood Lumber

How to Select Hardwood Lumber

Hardwood is expensive and I’m cheap.  Learning how to select hardwood lumber isn’t an option – it’s a must if you want to find the right boards at the right price. A top grade board can cost $50 or more and grabbing the wrong one can be costly.  Why?  Warped or “waned” lumber can result in crooked cabinet doors.  And buying lower grades for high end projects can just result in excessive cutting or a poor finish.  Worse, over-buying grades …

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Hardwood Lumber

Hardwood Lumber Near Me? Finding the Right Lumber Yard

So you are all set for your next woodworking project and face the classic question: where do I find hardwood lumber near me? In this article we’ll share both a hardwood lumber directory as well as at least two sources for hardwood you may not have expected.So here’s my first trick for finding hardwood lumber near me: start with either for small projects or Woodcraft for small to large sized projects. Since smaller quantities and sizes can be easily shipped …

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