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Finishing Tips & Project Help from Your Friendly Lumber Supplier

I’m going to surmise that you’ve never used alder for woodworking projects.  Few woodworkers have.  On a whole, they’re just too busy making beautiful things with walnut or cherry or oak to stop and consider this wood.  Poor souls. It’s time to pause for a minute. Down in the southwestern U.S. we see it often,
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Red Oak is America’s favorite cabinet and furniture wood. Okay, maybe that’s a lofty statement. However, since the founding of our country Red Oak has been used for virtually every conceivable wood application.  And still does. Floors, cabinetry, furniture, tool handles,  stairs, doors, molding, trim, casings, paneling, plywood, veneer, and on and on. Red Oak
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A customer once told me “If it is worth building it should be made of Walnut.” He said so out of genuine infatuation: the dark heartwood is gorgeous. Woodworkers generally love the stable lumber; it saws, planes, routes, and finishes exceedingly well. Walnut is considered the superior wood for gun stocks because of its stability,
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One of my challenges as a father of a toddler and as an avid camper is finding a table that’s a suitable size for my daughter. I’ve tried plopping her plate on top of two stacked  Storm Cases.  The right height, but a little too shanty-like. A few companies make a 20-ish inch high table:
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