Working with Hardwood

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

What is Woodturning? Tips to Help You Learn

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

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a woodworker applying finishes for ash wood
Ellyn Kou

Best Finishes for Ash Wood - Staining Tips & Techniques

Elevate your ash wood projects with versatile finishes. From oil-based stains to polyurethane sealants, achieve excellence in woodworking with premium...

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hardwood vs softwood lumber stacked next to each other
Josh Kou

Hardwood vs. Softwood Lumber: Uses and Differences

Get all the details on the differences between hardwoods and softwoods. Find out about hardness, appearance, pricing, and the best...

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White Ash Wood Boards: Characteristics for Woodworking
Josh Kou

White Ash Wood Boards: Characteristics for Woodworking

Have you tried woodworking with white ash lumber yet? Popular for wood turning and tool making, white ash pairs practical...

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What Do Woodworkers Want for Christmas? Best Gifts for Wood Crafters
Josh Kou

What Do Woodworkers Want for Christmas? Best Gifts for Wood Crafters

Gifts for Woodworkers from North Castle Hardwoods Need a surefire gift idea for the woodworker in your life? In our...

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Plain Sawn vs. Rift and Quartered Oak: What's the Difference?
Josh Kou

Plain Sawn vs. Rift and Quartered Oak: What's the Difference?

Plain Sawn vs. Rift and Quartered Oak: What's the Difference? There are three major ways that hardwood oak lumber is...

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Red Oak Wood Characteristics
Josh Kou

Red Oak Wood Characteristics

Red Oak Lumber Overview - Hardwood Characteristics, Grain, Color Red oak has broad appeal for woodworkers. It is a top...

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