Every month we feature two woods, one domestic and one exotic, usually at 25% off or more! We bring in fresh, new stock so the supply is at its very best, too. Plus we have several other special lumber & wood buys you'll find right here.
You’re going to get a kick out of these turnings. Some are inside out or exceptionally intricate. Others look like regular ol’ bowls. But all of them use a special and unusual wood that echos the beauty of the forest from which they came. Of course, let me not fail to mention these were turned …
by Guest Blogger Dec 30, 2009 51
It all comes from the same tree: hard maple, rock maple, sugar maple, brown maple, white maple. The acer saccharum to be most specific. That species name, saccharum, is Latin for sugar. You might be drawing the correct conclusion about now that that the very tree that gets harvested for beautiful hard maple lumber is …
In 1999 Keith, the owner of Woodworkers Source, went to Paraguay to visit a sustainable yield lumber project. He came back with a container load of unusual woods following shortly after. When we bring in unusual woods, it’s often with a bit of stand-back-and-wait because even though we’ve seen a sample piece (or maybe not …
Rosewood is the popular name for wood from a very special group of trees. All true rosewoods belong to the genus Dalbergia. This is a large genus of small to medium-size trees and shrubs with wide distribution
by Mark Stephens Aug 17, 2009 10
Yes, you too might be convinced that the wood called purple heart is dyed to get that vivid color. Or maybe that it’s not a wood at all. It happens every day in our stores where we invariably get asked, “So, c’mon is that really the natural color?” Well, it most certainly is.
by Mark Stephens Jun 18, 2009 5
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, …
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 …
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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