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Best wood species for direct soil contact?

I am about to create a number of raised planter-boxes where i can't separate the wood and soil with plastic. So, in order to create something that will last for as long as possible I have been trying ...
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Does wood generally lose color / go gray in sunlight?

I had been under the impression that wood was always going to fade in sunlight. I've seen plenty of examples of this from regular SPF framing lumber to unfinished siding going gray. Even freshly split ...
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What wood for inexpensive door casing

I'm replacing the door casing for our old, small house and plan to do a simple craftsman style using boards, probably 1x3s, possibly 1x4s. I plan to paint them white. I have a table saw, router, ...
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Best wood species for extreme bends?

Old cars use a mix of metal chassis, wooden frame, and steel/alumin*m sheet nailed/screwed over the frame. Most of the timber is straight, but a few parts have substantial bends. I am trying to ...
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What is “White Wood”?

It used to be when I went to the lumber store the inexpensive soft wood was Pine. Now they call it "White Wood", what exactly is "White Wood", I don't recall ever hearing of a tree species by that ...
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Is there a reference for woods similar to exotics?

I support the idea behind the CITES treaty. However it seems that it took all the popular and desirable exotic woods and banned/regulated them to a point where normal schmoes can't afford to buy ...
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recognizing wood — good database [duplicate]

My wife bought some 3 cubic meters of wood from the construction site two streets away (unfortunately they had to fall a few trees). The sort was unknown, as she saw it first when it was already cut ...
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Identifying tree species

I was walking out on a trail near my house after a recent storm and found a tree that had been uprooted due to the storm. I plan on cutting up the tree to use it for some turnings but when looking at ...
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Kind of wood with deep brown streaks?

I was in the Field Museum a couple of weeks ago and at the end of the new China exhibit is the "Cyrus Tang" spirit stone display. The wood flooring was extremely interesting, being a blond wood with ...
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How do I determine what type of wood a board/plank is made from?

I get wood from many places, including pallets. Often the wood will be of several varieties. By matching color and grain style, I can group similar types of recovered wood planks together. How do I ...