Specific Gravity of Dawn Redwood
We're talking about a particular tree species here, but the comments on determining specific gravity apply to any wood sample. April 27, 2007

Green barn siding
Making board and batten siding from freshly sawn lumber. June 19, 2003

Think before you take the CNC plunge
WOODWEB technical advisor Brian Personett offers some food for thought to those thinking about purchasing CNC equipment. November 15, 2000

Inicio DH para secar madera.
Deshumidificadores caseros versus hornos comprados para secar madera. 2 de septiembre de 2002

Calcular el contenido de humedad
Uso de un higrómetro y una calculadora para determinar el CM de muestras de hornos. 2 de septiembre de 2002

Secado en horno para mayores ganancias
Ampliar un negocio de moldeo para incluir el secado en horno de álamo. 18 de noviembre de 2002

Pruebas de horno de contenido de humedad
Hornos microondas versus hornos de secado para pruebas de MC. 30 de octubre de 2002

Cedro amarillo envejecido
Logrando el aspecto del cedro amarillo envejecido naturalmente. 2 de septiembre de 2002

Pruebe estas soluciones para un inventario de madera sin estrés. 29 de noviembre de 2002

Madera de construcción certificada
Leyes que regulan la madera utilizada en la construcción. 17 de diciembre de 2002

Estimación de metraje del tablero
Métodos más precisos y aceptados para calcular el BF de la madera. 17 de diciembre de 2002

Aserrar madera de entrepierna
Obteniendo la mejor madera labrada. 2 de septiembre de 2002

Kiln drying for higher profit
Expanding a molding business to include kiln drying poplar. November 18, 2002

Home DH for drying lumber
Home dehumidifiers versus bought kilns for drying wood. September 2, 2002

Calculating moisture content
Using a hygrometer and calculator to determine the MC of kiln samples. September 2, 2002

Moisture content oven tests
Microwave ovens versus drying ovens for MC testing. October 30, 2002

Aging yellow cedar
Attaining the look of naturally aged yellow cedar. September 2, 2002

Cottonwood for horse stalls
Is this a suitable species? September 25, 2002

Sawing crotchwood
Obtaining the best figured wood. September 2, 2002

What is heart pine?
History and how heart pine is defined today. October 30, 2003

Tales of Lightning Strikes on Trees
Woodweb members tell their stories of lightning strikes. February 15, 2015

-What is a Board Foot?
Explanation and glossary of lumber terms by Professor Eugene Wengert. May 2, 2001

Spreading Sawdust on Trails, Fields, or Woods
Sawmill operators discuss when and where it might be okay to spread sawdust around. March 9, 2010

Spalting Tips and Tricks
A question about how to get rid of a bad batch of spalted Maple leads to a nice discussion of different ways to spalt wood, with photos. April 15, 2012

Thickness of Rough Lumber
Identifying and sawing for specific dimensions. May 19, 2004

Vacuum Kilns - Pros and Cons
Testimony from operators who have used vacuum kilns. May 11, 2005

Slabbing and Drying Big Logs
Preventing cracks in Monterey cypress. April 18, 2004

Whether to Use Reclaimed Pickle-Vat Lumber for Stickers
An interesting discussion on the properties of old-growth lumber that has been used in a vat for brining pickles. June 13, 2014

True Dimensions of 4/4 Green Lumber
The terms "4/4" and "RWRL" take some explaining. Here's the voice of expertise and experience. October 8, 2005

Walnut End Checking in the Steamer
Troubleshooting a checking problem with Walnut related to conditions in a large steaming chamber. October 3, 2009

Wood-Gas Generator Motors
Here's a little basic info about wood gasification for generating electricity. October 1, 2010

Quartersawing Sycamore for Fleck
Making the most out of a sycamore log. May 11, 2005

Seasonal Sap Flow and Moisture Content in Trees
Debunking a few misconceptions about winter and summer tree sap behavior. December 31, 2012

Sawing to Prevent Tapered Logs
Making the proper cuts in the right order, to produce flat, quality lumber. May 11, 2005

Worm Holes and Lumber Grading
Bug holes aren't a lumber defect in everybody's eyes it all depends on your market. Here's some info about how grading standards account for insect damage. December 9, 2010

Sapwood and heartwood
Questions on sapwood and heartwood of pecan and hickory, and how-to instructions for quartersawing. April 4, 2001

White Pine for Stick Framing
A few facts about the standards relating to the use of White Pine as house framing lumber. November 3, 2010

Wood Choices for Barn Siding
What kind of trees make good board siding for a barn? April 24, 2014

Sawing and drying mesquite
Dealing with many-trunked mesquite trees. February 6, 2002

Timber Framing with Red Oak
The material needs to be kept dry. Here's info on that, and some other useful tips. November 3, 2010

Wood Species for Exterior Projects
Suggested wood choices for a set of garage doors. March 18, 2006

Shipping Lumber Overseas
Advice on how to bulk ship sawn lumber overseas. June 15, 2009

Troubleshooting Wood Flooring Shrinkage
Moisture change is always the culprit when wood shrinks. Here, pros a case of gapped-out wood flooring. July 28, 2006

Tips for creating spalted maple
Creating spalted lumber by creating the correct conditions. January 4, 2001

What Can Spread a Lyctid Infestation?
Be cautious Lyctid powder-post beetles are hard to get rid of, and can spread even on small chips or shavings. March 13, 2007

Stickers for green lumber
Where do sawyers get their stickers? November 7, 2001

Surface Mold on Framing Lumber
If the wood will be dry in service, mold on the surface is strictly a cosmetic concern. Here's more info on washing and drying for the sake of appearances. April 20, 2011

Vacuum Dried Red Oak
Achieving quality and color. May 19, 2004

Quality of Southern Grown Oak
Though slightly different from northern wood, it's suitable for furniture. July 12, 2005

Weighing Trailer-Loads of Sawdust
Ideas for gauging the weight of sawdust as you fill trailers or trucks. March 14, 2006

Wormy Cherry Lumber
A furnituremaker gets help figuring out what kind of critter made holes in his nice Cherry boards (and hears that some people consider them an improvement). April 21, 2008

Using a Grapple on a Log Trailer
A grapple-equipped log trailer can be handy to have. August 30, 2007

Walnut Steaming Difficulties
Steam that is too hot and "dry" will not have the desired effect. Here is some technical advice on operating the steamer successfully. December 12, 2008

Uses for Basswood
Basswood is a little soft for use as trim, but excellent for carving. March 18, 2006

Straightening Old Bowed Floor Joists
Overloaded wood deforms over time (it's called "creep"). There's no quick way to reverse the process. December 1, 2005

Waste factors in floor manufacturing
The amount of wood wasted from rough to finished flooring may surprise you. January 24, 2001

Teak Color and Sunlight
Like some other hardwoods, Teak has an interesting response to sunlight. June 14, 2014

Quartersawn and flatsawn: What's the difference?
Distinguishing between quartersawn and flatsawn lumber. January 16, 2001

Usefulness of Gum Wood
Which variety is this, and what's it good for? February 26, 2005

Whether to Kiln-Dry Wood Before Turning
A woodworker is advised to kiln-dry Osage Orange wood (also referred to as "Hedge") before gluing up blanks for turning bowls. October 19, 2014

Sliding table saw basics
General information for first-time users of 'sliders.' 1998.

Sterilizing Lumber
Definition and methods of sterilizing lumber

Understanding the Term "Dote"
"Dote" refers to a minor, localized form of wood decay. May 18, 2010

Sprinkling White Pine to Prevent Bluestain
Advice on staving off the onset of blue stain by keeping the logs wet. October 12, 2007

Whether to Wax Walnut Ends Before Steaming
Advice on temporary outdoor storage of Walnut that you plan on steaming. October 29, 2008

Using a moisture meter
How and where to use a moisture meter. November 14, 2001

Uses for Hackberry Wood
don't toss those hackberry logs. February 14, 2006

Storing and Displaying Large Slabs
Vertical racks let one sawyer keep his slabs available for viewing. May 21, 2009

Wood-Mizer Custom Cutting Tally Sheet -- and Lumber Contract
September 9, 2004

Southern Yellow Pine for Log Cabin
Southern Yellow Pine has grain issues that make it less suitable for log building. October 19, 2013

Estimating board footage
Most accurate and most accepted methods of figuring BF for lumber. December 17, 2002

Outdoor Wood Furnace Pros and Cons
A long discussion of wood-burning furnaces. May 18, 2010

How To Spalt Wood
Like making a world-class cheese, spalting wood intentionally is more art than science, and you may waste some raw material learning how. Here's an extended and detailed discussion. May 28, 2008

Good species for fence posts
Rot resistance of red oak, white oak and more. February 6, 2002

Fine Points of Steaming Walnut
Details on equipment and procedures for steaming Walnut to change the color. November 12, 2008

Log scale and overrun
Different types of scales, formulas and methods of figuring overrun. January 28, 2002

Measuring Logs and Lumber
Lumber measurement - Professor Gene Wengert clears up questions regarding proper measurement techniques. May 28, 2001

Marketing Spalted Pecan
Beautifully figured spalted Pecan wood is a valuable material, but the niche market is a little tricky to sell in. May 9, 2007

Laminating Curved Beams
Woodworkers approach the puzzle of creating structural porch beams that curve in the horizontal dimension. April 24, 2006

Flatsawn to Quartersawn
Cutting both types of lumber. December 17, 2003

Making Raggle Boards
Suggestions on how to tool up for volume production of raggle sticks, and speculation about what a raggle stick is. March 9, 2010

Pine Board Sheathing for Homes
Works fine in most cases here's some useful advice about practicalities and codes. July 14, 2010

Hard vs. soft maple
Can these maples be mixed, and what are the differences? January 21, 2002

Five Points for Efficient Sawmilling
Gene Wengert shares his expertise on sawing economically and profitably. January 29, 2004

Hand-Peeling and Hand-Hewing Logs
Hand tools and techniques for de-barking logs and squaring timbers. May 9, 2007

Paulownia Characteristics and Uses
A fast-growing, light and strong semi-tropical wood, Paulownia has enough value to be worth stealing. Here's an example growing on a bathroom windowsill. September 5, 2010

Performance Issues with "Roasted Birch"
The process of heating wood to 300F takes a toll in terms of strength, durability, and workability. December 9, 2008

Moisture variance in red oak
Basic drying procedures and a discussion of bacteria in red oak. February 13, 2001

Promoting blue stain
How to promote this visual effect in a stack of red pine. March 21, 2002

Powderpost beetles in hardwood beams
Is there any way to get rid of powderpost beetles riddling oak beams with holes? November 7, 2001

Powderpost Beetle Problems
Here's a good description of a log house infested with powderpost beetles. February 9, 2008

Producing Drying Defects on Purpose
A client requests surface checks in his kiln charge of white oak. Should the operator oblige? May 11, 2005

Frequently Asked Questions about Widebelt Sanders
A general list of guidelines when using widebelt sanders - 1998

Purchasing kiln-dried lumber
Getting the quality and MC level you need . January 16, 2002

Green Douglas Fir for Barn Framing
Green softwood lumber is fine for framing an outbuilding. August 29, 2006

Powderpost Beetle Infestation
A load of lumber bought at an auction turns out to have tiny beetle holes in it. Now what? October 19, 2013

Preventing Termite Infestation in Pine
Basic info about controlling termites. December 31, 2013

Net measure vs. gross measure
If you're not careful, gross measure may mean shrinking profits. February 12, 2001

Lightning-Struck Wood Puzzle
Observations and speculation about whether lightning weakens the wood of a tree it strikes. August 29, 2006

Inconsistencies in HDF production
Problems with production of high-density fiberboard with MUF adhesive. June 6, 2001

Moisture content for exterior doors
Determining the appropriate MC for lumber that will be exposed to vastly different humidity levels. November 14, 2001

Presurfacing Green Sawn Oak
Planing roughsawn Oak before kiln-drying has benefits that may make it worth the cost. October 26, 2011

Planer vs. spiral insert heads -- for planers
Which provides the best finish--a planer type or a spiral insert knife head? January 16, 2001

Green wood fencing
Potential problems and solutions when using green wood for fencing. January 16, 2002

Locating Scraps for Charcoal
Advice on finding sawmill offcuts and byproducts for use as feedstock for a charcoal kiln. October 3, 2009

Lumber from a lake bottom??
Is it possible to dry logs which have spent 50 years underwater? January 31, 2001

Milling Cypress for a Deck
Advice on how to process Cypress timber for use on an outdoor deck. July 30, 2009

Is There Walnut in Arkansas?
The answer depends on who you ask. January 11, 2007

Melamine comparison
September 6, 2000

Good and Bad Woods for Pressure-Treating
Here's a list of wood species that accept preservative treatments readily, and wood species that don't. July 11, 2013

Gluing white oak panels
Because of its density, white oak lumber must be machined carefully for panel glue-up, and assembled within an hour of preparation. 1998.

Hemlock for Board and Batten Siding
Hemlock weathers to a nice gray, and holds up well as siding. October 14, 2008

Forklift Loading Tip
How to load long stacks of boards into a narrow truck from the back, using a forklift. July 30, 2007

Pallet Equipment
Basic info on pallet-making machinery. November 12, 2008

Removing Bark from Live Edge Planks
Advice on gently removing bark from a sawn plank edge. December 31, 2012

Equilibrium Moisture Content of Wood -- in Outdoor Locations in the United States and Worldwide
An FPL article in PDF format

Estimates of Air Drying Times -- for Several Hardwoods and Softwoods
An FPL article in PDF format

Processing trees to lumber -- for the hobbyist
A primer on sawing and drying lumber for projects at home. March 13, 2001

Cutting crotch wood
Details on the right equipment and techniques to get the job done. March 4, 2002

Stabilizing Wood with Polyethylene Glycol
Advice and explanations about using PEG to prevent shrinkage and cracking in heavy wood disks being dried for a specialty application. July 15, 2014

Drying Mesquite with Denatured Alcohol
Denatured alcohol (DNA) drying techniques work best on porous wood, not so well on a low-porosity species like Mesquite. October 1, 2010

Facts about PEG (Polyethylene Glycol)
Polyethylene glycol, or PEG, is an interesting molecule with uses beyond woodworking. Here's some info on the varieties on the market. July 23, 2014

Black locust uses
The best uses of black locust, then and now. January 4, 2001

Durable Wood for a Screen Door
A craftsman's question about screen door materials kicks off a long discussion about the qualities of various wood species, old growth and second growth. October 4, 2005

Defining "Value Added"
When it comes to wood and lumber products and by-products, what is the term "value added" all about? April 18, 2009

De-Nailing Salvaged Antique Floor Joists
There's no magic bullet for pulling hard old cut nails from antique hardwood floor joists but there are lots of techniques. February 14, 2010

Certified construction lumber
Laws governing the lumber used in building. December 17, 2002

Conditioning: Relieving those stresses
Try these solutions to a stress-free wood inventory. November 29, 2002

Comparing sliding and vertical saws
Woodworkers voice their views on the virtues and liabilities of both sliding and vertical saws. November 15, 2000

Drying wood in a tent
Recommendations on how to use the sun's rays and a plastic tent to dry lumber. November 7, 2001

Constructing with poplar
Is poplar appropriate for building? February 6, 2002

Dimensional Framing Lumber from Mixed Hardwoods
Thoughts on using local hardwood to produce framing lumber for outbuildings. October 4, 2011

Dehumidification Kiln Conditioning Without Steam
Techniques and equipment for producing a balanced environment inside your kiln. May 11, 2005

Cherry Color After Aging
When cherry shelves are constructed years apart, how dramatic will the color difference be? May 8, 2004

Ambrosia Beetles in a Chainsaw Bear
Characteristic fungal growths turn out to be the telltale sign of Ambrosia beetle infestation of a chainsaw sculpture. June 14, 2014

Black Locust Fence Post Advice
Here's what you need to know to prepare Black Locust logs for duty as highly durable fence posts. June 14, 2014

Communicating via email
Buying and Selling Wood on the Internet: Part 1. January 3, 2002

Clear face in a log
Clear face, cat face and trim, defined. March 4, 2002

Air-dried lumber
Is it air-dried cherry acceptable for furnituremaking? March 20, 2001

Catalpa: Uses and Vulnerabilities
Catalpa is a beautiful wood, rot-resistant and prized by some wood turners. Standing trees may have heart rot, however. April 24, 2013

Cottonwood: O.K. for rafters?
Is cottonwood appropriate for the structural parts of a building? January 31, 2001

Dry Kiln Operator's Manual
A publication of the Forest Products Laboratory. August 22, 2003

Defining the Term "Board"
Boards, flitches, and cants - here's how to keep 'em straight. February 26, 2005

A rubberwood primer
Rubberwood's machinability and comparability to teak. January 31, 2001

Causes for warpage after planing
Why boards may warp after surfacing. January 16, 2001

Borer holes in oak timbers
Which creepy-crawlies caused those holes in structural members of an oak timber-frame building? January 16, 2001

An Introduction to Wood Anatomy Characteristics Common to Softwoods & Hardwoods
Familiarize yourself with the basics of tree and wood anatomy. June 21, 2007

Drying Hardwood Lumber
A publication from the Forest Products Laboratory. August 22, 2003

Madera resbaladiza secada al horno
¿Qué podría hacer que la madera seca sea tan resbaladiza que sea difícil de mecanizar? 12 de agosto de 2001

Slippery kiln-dried wood
What could make dried wood so slippery that it is difficult to machine? August 12, 2001

Setting the pitch
The why and how of setting the pitch in heart pine. October 15, 2001

Grados básicos de madera
Una descripción general de las calificaciones de la NHLA. 15 de octubre de 2001

Estableciendo el tono
El por qué y el cómo montar la cancha en corazón de pino. 15 de octubre de 2001

Basic lumber grades
An overview of NHLA grades. October 15, 2001

Hiring a timber consultant
When selling your woodlot, who should you enlist for help with all the choices you'll need to make? August 12, 2001

Contratar un consultor en madera
Al vender su lote forestal, ¿a quién debería recurrir para que le ayude con todas las decisiones que deberá tomar? 12 de agosto de 2001

trabajando con nogal
Cómo sortear las difíciles características de mecanizado del nogal americano. 24 de julio de 2001

Working with hickory
How to get around the difficult machining characteristics of hickory. July 24, 2001

Efecto raya de tigre:
¿Qué causa la raya de tigre en la madera? 3 de julio de 2001

Tiger stripe effect -- what causes it?
What causes tiger stripe in wood? July 3, 2001

Chip-free dovetailing in plywood
Building dovetailed plywood drawers without chipping; European and American approaches. April 24, 2002

Ensamblaje sin astillas en madera contrachapada
Construcción de cajones de madera contrachapada encajados sin astillas; Enfoques europeos y americanos. 24 de abril de 2002

Cómo mover troncos
Formas creativas y prácticas de cargar, descargar y transportar troncos. Ilustrado. (Foro de Aserrado y Secado) 23 de marzo de 2003

Dovetailing plywood
Successfully dovetailing baltic birch plywood. March 20, 2001

Manufacturing Sawdust
Basic information about grinding wood. October 20, 2013

Aplanar tablas con una cepilladora
Métodos para cepillar madera alabeada. 25 de septiembre de 2002

How to move logs
Creative and practical ways of loading, unloading and transporting logs. Illustrated. (Sawing and Drying Forum) March 23, 2003

Carga estática en la madera.
Localización y resolución de problemas estáticos en tableros recién cepillados. 9 de octubre de 2002

Bandas de chapa "claras" y "oscuras"
Evitando el aspecto "rayado" del contrachapado. 18 de noviembre de 2002

Flattening boards with a planer
Methods for planing warped wood flat. September 25, 2002

Static charge on wood
Troubleshooting and resolving static problems on freshly planed boards. October 9, 2002

"Light" and "dark" veneer bands
Avoiding the "striped" look in veneered ply. November 18, 2002

Cortar madera dura recta
¿Por qué los trozos rotos tienen forma de plátano? 9 de julio de 2002

Ripping hardwood straight
Why do ripped pieces come out banana-shaped? July 9, 2002

Tinting body filler -- it can be done!
Searching out an epoxy filler that can be color-mixed, for filling large knot holes. March 20, 2001

How much time to allow based on thickness and proposed radius of wood. September 23, 2003

Storing and Handling Large Volumes of Sawn Lumber
Advice on how to stack and store 20,000 board feet of roughsawn lumber. September 6, 2010

White Ash, Emerald Borer, Quarantine, and De-Barking
Technical and legal isues relating to log transport, hygeine, and limiting the spread of damaging insect infestations. September 6, 2010

Straight line rip lumber
Is the added time and waste worth what customers will pay? September 23, 2003

Quality Issues with Rift Sawn White Oak
Sawing methods affect the presence of visible rays or fleck but how much fleck is acceptable? March 4, 2006

Wood Choice for Paint Grade Historic Millwork
Woodworkers discuss the pros and cons of Spanish Cedar, Mahogany, Sapele, Black Locust, and recovered Heart Pine for a restoration and historic reproduction project. April 27, 2011

White Pine Versus Yellow Poplar for Interior Paneling
A bandsaw mill owner gets advice on which wood species to use for interior wall and ceiling paneling. October 19, 2014

Tooling up for Euro-style cabinets
When considering a switch to the 32mm system, there are two choices: Get your feet wet, or dive right in. 1998.

Showing Off Sycamore
Sawing and drying pros show photos of sycamore (quartersawn, spalted, and clean-shaven). February 14, 2006

Sunlight and a Cherry Entry Door
Cherry is a problematic wood for any exterior use, because it is known to first darken, then bleach, from exposure to sunlight. April 24, 2006

Uses for Sassafras
Sassafras has been called "poor man's oak" for its durability, strength and beauty. The markets for it are small ans specialized. April 20, 2011

Telling Basswood from Cottonwood
A few clues that are useful in distinguishing Basswood from Cottonwood. June 14, 2014

Steam bending wood
Information resources on how to steam bend wood. January 24, 2001

Economics of Sawmill Operations
This thread takes a close look at some hard numbers for logs and various sawn lumber products, and teaches some valuable lessons about how sawmills can make money, or lose money. September 6, 2010

Framing Lumber for Planting Boxes
A discussion of treated wood, naturally rot-resistant lumber, outdoor exposures, and pests. April 14, 2010

Eradicating an Insect Infestation
A load of insect-infested reclaimed wood may have contaminated a whole operation. What to do? April 20, 2011

Maximizing Lumber from a Log
Can quartersawing produce as much usable lumber as one company claims? January 29, 2004

Poplar Siding
Advice on using locally sawn Poplar as siding for a house addition. February 14, 2010

Fortune Teller: Making More Money in the Wood Industry
Wood Doctor Gene Wengert makes some educated guesses about the near future in the wood products industry, and offers some advice about how wood-based businesses can profit from change. April 15, 2013

Pricing for Portable Sawmill Sawing Services
Whether pricing by the board foot or by the hour, make a good accounting of your costs before you set your rates. November 5, 2013

Harvesting and Selling Eastern Red Cedar
A discussion of the potential market for Eastern Red Cedar logs, boards, or standing timber. April 24, 2014

Fine Points of End Coating
Advice on applying Anchorseal or roofing tar to log ends immediately after felling. October 19, 2013

Recognizing a Big-Leaf Maple Burl
This big burl, received as a gift, is identified as the western species Big-Leaf Maple by woodworkers familiar with that wood. December 23, 2014

Powderpost Beetles in Furniture
Pinholes and powder are a dead giveaway of a beetle infestation. Here are some facts about the bugs and how to handle them. February 19, 2006

Lumber Storage After Kiln Drying
Advice on storing kiln-dried wood in the proper humidity conditions. November 14, 2009

Lumber Storage Area Advice
Warm and dry are the desired characteristics. Here are some tips. May 21, 2009

Minimum Sticker Thickness
How thin can stickers be in order to maximize kiln capacity without creating drying problems? May 11, 2005

Powder Post Beetle Worries
Will powderpost beetles found in a piece of furniture spread elsewhere in the house? April 21, 2011

Evaluating a Shed Full of Boards
Advice on a sensible cash offer for a load of Oak that has been in dry storage for 16 years. April 24, 2014

Line-boring for adjustable shelves
The full range of options for getting shelf holes in place is reviewed. 1998.

Ironing Plywood
A cabinetmaker has success straightening out bowed plywood with a hot iron. December 28, 2005

Moisture Regain in Dried Lumber
Should lumber be end-painted after it's been dried? May 11, 2005

Harmful saw dust
Steering clear of cedar dust, and what could happen if you don't. January 16, 2001

Eastern White Pine for Construction
Framing lumber, trim, and flooring can all be made from White Pine. January 8, 2010

Positioning an Edger and Sawmill
Situating your two-man sawmill setup for optimum efficiency. May 11, 2005

Identifying Old Pine Planks
The Woodweb crew checks out some photos of what is probably Southern Yellow Pine, and possibly Longleaf Pine. September 6, 2010

Repairing a sequenced MDF door
reverse the terminal warp of a sequenced MDF/cherry door. 1998.

Identifying Pignut Hickory
Forum members identify Pignut Hickory by looking at photos of the leaves, stems, and bark. November 28, 2014

Pith Centering in Cabin "D" Logs
A sawyer wonders how best to avoid distortion as he produces wall logs for a cabin project. February 26, 2005

Low-Acid Wood Species?
All wood and sawdust tends to be acidic, but some varieties are milder than others. August 1, 2011

ITEMIZER - From R & R Drummond, Inc.
Use your computer to generate efficient layouts for cutting sheet material into desired sizes (a link to a demo download is provided)1998

FSC Certification Basics
Quick tips about the certification process for the Forest Stewardship Council. September 6, 2010

Durability of Cedar Signs in Outdoor Exposures
Cedar should last 15 years in the weather if the assembly details and finish are suitable. July 29, 2012

Drying lumber - selecting the best method
Is a solar kiln the best choice for this startup sawmill? December 17, 2003

American Chestnut Log Identification
The Woodweb detective team tries to determine if one of the group has found a large American Chestnut log in a firewood pile. March 9, 2010

"China Cedar" -- What Is It?
"China Cedar" is a separate species grown in the Far East. However, Cedar logs from America do get sent to China and come back to North America as lumber, complicating the picture. December 30, 2007

Bacterial Action in Wood
Temperature and the availability of oxygen help determine which sort of bacteria can thrive in wood, and therefore how the infected wood might smell. January 27, 2007

Dehumidifiers and Lumber Storage
A dehumidifier in the storage room will keep lumber at the proper moisture content, and will do no harm. December 6, 2012

Dollar Value of Spalted Wood
Pricing varies widely for spalted lumber, based on subjective factors. January 18, 2011

Chip-free cutting of composite panels
Consider these factors when striving for chip-free cuts in composite panels. February 13, 2001

Dropping your lumber prices -- and why not
Why do customers expect a local sawmill's prices to be lower than the lumberyard's? February 13, 2001

Converting log volume scales
When sellers and buyers want numbers in different scales, how do you come up with the calculations? July 22, 2003

Books About Historic Lumbering and Sawing
Sawmill forum members recommend some interesting reading about the history of logging and sawmill operations in various regions of North America. April 18, 2015

A retail lumber business?
Tips for success in a start-up sawmill-to-retail business. January 16, 2001

Building with Urban Trees
Harvesting and utilizing wood which would otherwise end up in the landfill. February 28, 2004

Cedar and Cypress Aromas
Different fragrant woods have different subjective aromas that make up part of their usefulness. June 15, 2014

Determining Wood EMC -- (Equilibrium Moisture Content)
How to calculate and establish EMC. From the Forest Products Laboratory. February 16, 2004

- Wood species
Information on tree species and their uses. March 20, 2001

Unión de galletas versus tirantes
Información sobre especies de árboles y sus usos. 20 de marzo de 2001

What is value added?
Forum participants give technical and personal definitions. April 2, 2002

Applied wainscot
Creating fake raised panels for the lower portion of walls. April 3, 2002

Conos octogonales
Los participantes del foro dan definiciones técnicas y personales. 2 de abril de 2002

Installing refrigerator end panels
The search for better methods. April 3, 2002

Instalación de paneles finales del refrigerador
La búsqueda de mejores métodos. 3 de abril de 2002

Los consejos de valor añadido de Gene
Un poco de sabiduría sobre cómo añadir valor a sus productos de madera, del profesor Gene Wengert. 2 de abril de 2002

Gene's value-added hints
A bit of wisdom on adding value to your wood products, from Professor Gene Wengert. April 2, 2002

Cinco enfoques de valor agregado
El profesor Gene Wengert presenta ideas sobre cómo añadir valor a sus productos de madera. 2 de abril de 2002

Revestimiento aplicado
Creación de falsos paneles elevados para la parte inferior de las paredes. 3 de abril de 2002

Five value-added approaches
Professor Gene Wengert presents ideas on adding value to your wood products. April 2, 2002

CNC feed rates for melamine
Concerns on purchasing a CNC router and software for cutting melamine. August 12, 2001

Avances CNC para melamina
Preocupaciones por la compra de una fresadora CNC y un software para cortar melamina. 12 de agosto de 2001

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