Is Cypress A Hardwood? (Types, Characteristics and Uses)

Few wood species are more common than cypress. Though not the strongest or most charming, it has applications in nearly every industry that uses timber, from canoe and boatmaking to flooring and construction. Moreover, cypress’ many cultural and health applications make it highly respected in many communities. But for today, we’re only concerned with its … Read more

Is Cypress A Hardwood? (Types, Characteristics and Uses)

Few wood species are more common than cypress. Though not the strongest or most charming, it has applications in nearly every industry that uses timber, from canoe and boatmaking to flooring and construction. Moreover, cypress’ many cultural and health applications make it highly respected in many communities. But for today, we’re only concerned with its … Read more

Hard Maple Vs Soft Maple

Every woodworker has used maple at one time. If you haven’t, it won’t be long. It’s extremely common and among the easiest woods to work with. More importantly, maple offers all the physical properties you want from wood planks and boards. But there’s often a little confusion around soft maple and hard maple. Both are … Read more

How Strong is Bamboo?

How we still overlook bamboo, especially for construction and common woodworking applications, is a mystery. It’s readily available in many regions, dirt-cheap, and more durable than most wood species.  We believe it’s because most woodworkers don’t understand just how strong bamboo wood is. So, today, we want to help you appreciate the strength of bamboo … Read more

Is Pine a Hardwood?

Is pine a hardwood? The answer is not as simple as you might think. This post covers everything you need to know about pine wood- from identifying it to selecting the right type for your project. We’ll also discuss the benefits of using pine, money-saving shopping tips, and more.  How Hard Is Pinewood? Pinewood varies … Read more

Is Sycamore a Hardwood?

If you’re a woodworking enthusiast, you know that there are different types of wood – hardwoods and softwoods. But what about sycamore? Is sycamore a hardwood or a softwood? Let’s find out. Attributes of American Sycamore Wood   Sycamore is one type of hardwood, but it’s not as hard as other species, like oak, maple or … Read more

Cedar Vs Redwood

Cedar and redwood are the most popular softwoods, alongside pine and Douglas fir. This is because they fit pretty much every application indoors and outdoors. For instance, both are exceptional fencing and patio materials but equally good for furniture. So, assuming you can only pick one, which should it be? We’ve created this guide to … Read more