Remove the Grade Stamp

Selecting Wood

If your smaller projects call for clear pine without any knots, you can save money by buying a lesser grade, then cutting out what you need from the clear areas between the knots. Also, when buying wood, remember that face grain is not critical for structural parts...
Remove the Grade Stamp

Storage Wall

To conveniently store drywall, paneling, plywood and other long boards, build a second wall out about 2 ft. from a shop wall. Behind this new wall you can store panels, or you can use the space to build shelves as needed to house long dimensional lumber. But build...
Remove the Grade Stamp

Wood Exposure

If you are about to start a carving or turning project, don’t take wood from cold outside temperatures into your shop with high heat and low humidity and immediately start working on it. Give the wood a chance to equalize with your shop’s climate,...
Remove the Grade Stamp

Flat Planing

To determine if the entire surface of a board that you’ve run through a thickness planer is flat try the following: Scribble a chalk mark on the surface of the board. Then run it through the planer until the chalk mark disappears.