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Backyard Sawmills We all love wood, whether it's a wide clear board or a gnarly slab with wild grain. That's why sawing our own lumber crosses the minds of most woodworkers. It might be inspired by the sight of a big tree blown down by a storm, a custom tabletop made from only one or two slabs of unusual wood or the thought of free wood. Whatever reason, the idea …
The nine most common types of wood and how to best use them on your homestead. If you're lucky to have lots of trees on your farm, you can make your own fences, furniture, even house! Learn how to use the unique characteristics of each type of wood for their best suited job.
I had no idea what to do with all of my scrap wood. Sure I could make DIY projects like art, crafts, signs and even home decor. But I needed some ideas about what wood to keep and what to throw away. I also needed some organization and storage tips for storing the pieces I wanted to keep. Then I found this article and I’m so glad I did! #diy #diytips #wood #scrapwood #woodworking #woodworkingtips #woodworkingideas #diywoodprojects
Thanks to my daughter, Meg, I stumbled across what may be the oldest wood in the world; kauri. It comes from New Zealand, where the trees fell into a peat bog as much as 50,000 years ago. Here’s what I’ve learned about this amazing material.