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The biological answer is that hardwoods produce seeds with some sort of covering, such as a fruit or a nut. Softwoods produce seeds with no...
Knots mark the spot on a tree where there once was a branch, which has since been encased by the growth of the...
Hardwood trees take many years to mature and each one develops its own character markings. Sapwood (wood taken from the outer edge of the tree) and...
Depending on how you are using it, you might try a piece of plywood with a hardwood veneer. That is a thin slice of hardwood bonded to a core of...
No, that won’t give the fence extra protection. The waterproofer must penetrate the wood to work and it can’t do that if there is already a...
Use a product designed for the purpose. Ordinary household cleaners may contain bleach, which breaks down the fibers in the wood and can also damage...
A good guide is to bury at least 1/3 the total length of the post in the ground. For posts that are on the end or that will support a gate, bury the...
In addition to the lumber, you’ll need non-corrosive nails, a post-hole digger or auger, a shovel, a level, a roll or mason’s twine, a hammer...
Farmers use vinyl fence to safely contain cattle and horses. High-quality fences have a better tensile strength than...
Use the same tools you would use for a wood deck. It cuts, drills and nails just like wood. You will want to use a carbide blade on your...
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