Woodworking Basics

polyurethane on mdf

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 good for firewood

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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is cottonwood good for carving

Is Cottonwood Good For Carving? (What You Really Need To Know)

When it comes to wood carving, not all wood types are created equal. You see, different wood types have different densities — making some of them more suited for whittling than others. Moreover, some wood types have a high tendency to crack and split. And other’s have a grain texture that’ll struggle to hold any …

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