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The Reason Why An Olive Oil Wood Finish Will Go Rancid (Revealed!)

A lot of popular culinary oils make for terrible cutting board wood finishes. In fact, food-based oils are often the worst offenders for ruining otherwise perfectly good chopping blocks. That’s because culinary oils have a limited shelf life. And, once they’ve soaked down into that wooden board, it’s next to impossible to rinse those rancid …

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Can You Use Polyurethane On MDF (To Protect It From Water Damage)?

As a woodworking enthusiast, you already know by now that polyurethane is a fantastic water-resistant wood sealer. Most other wood finishes are more water-repellent coatings than water tight sealants. And when it comes to MDF, water proofing this material is very important. But, MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is a tricky material to properly seal. The …

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Is Leylandii A Good Choice For Firewood? (Or Is There A Better Alternative?)

You’re probably already familiar with the idea of using hardwoods as firewood. White Oak, Birch, Mulberry, and even Sugar Maple, are among some of best clean burning sources of fuel. But, softwoods — particularly woods such as Pine and Fir — rarely get recommended for the fireplace. And for good reason (which we dive further …

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