Working with Hardwood

image of person painting their wood countertop with a gloss finish
Ellyn Kou

Wood Countertops: Choosing the Right Finish

Explore expert tips for selecting the perfect finish for wood countertops, ensuring durability and enhancing aesthetics effortlessly

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Image of plank of lumber being measured by a tape measurer to calculate board feet
Ellyn Kou

How to Calculate Board Feet the Easy Way

Simplify lumber calculations with easy-to-follow tips. Master board feet calculation effortlessly for your woodworking projects.

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freshly stained home deck made of cedar wood
Ellyn Kou

Is Cedar a Hardwood?

Discover if cedar is a hardwood, its unique properties, and benefits for woodworking projects in our detailed guide.

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How to Store Lumber Safely - Expert Tips
Josh Kou

How to Store Lumber Safely - Expert Tips

If you’ve ordered lumber for an important project, you’ll need to have somewhere to store it! Ideally, you should think...

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Wood vs Plastic Cutting Board
Ellyn Kou

Wood vs Plastic Cutting Boards: Which is Better?

One of the easiest ways to embrace eco-friendly living in your kitchen is to switch from plastic to wood cutting...

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wooden box connected by box joints
Ellyn Kou

How to Cut Box Joints: Easy Step-by-Step

Learn about box joints, a sturdy woodworking joint for right angles, and how to cut them by hand or with...

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Hard Maple vs Soft Maple - Differences and Uses
Josh Kou

Hard Maple vs Soft Maple - Differences and Uses

Explore the differences between hard and soft maple, learn how both types are used to create stunning woodworking projects.

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A Complete Guide to Types of Wood Grain Patterns
Ellyn Kou

A Complete Guide to Types of Wood Grain Patterns

Explore the complete guide to wood grain pattern types. From open grain to fine grain, and everything in between.

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a woodworker using a lathe to woodturn
Josh Kou

Woodturning 101: Tips, Tools, & Projects for Beginners

What is woodturning? Discover the exciting craft shaping wood on a lathe, creating heirloom pieces from bowls to chess pieces.

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