Buying lumber

  Give It a Twist to Straighten Out the Grain Rift sawn lumber has the growth rings oriented between 30 and 60 degrees to the face. This results in beautiful straight grain on all 4…

  Plan, Plan, Plan, Plan....Plan, then Plan, then Go to the Lumberyard Unless you visit your local lumberyard every single day and have an intimate knowledge of their inventory it can be very hard to…

  Let's Tour the Lumberyard This time we take a little field trip to the J Gibson McIlvain lumber yard. My goal was to just have open Q&A and we had some great questions, all…

  I was roaming around the lumber yard and got to thinking about the woods I use most in my projects and which woods speak to specific styles. We have so many species options these…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/x1txed3o4u?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Why Do a Take Off Dimension Standards Morris Chair Take Off Questions The process of taking your drawings and making a parts list then deriving a lumber shopping list is called…

I often get asked the question, "what are the best woods for hand tool woodworking?". I always struggle with the answer because there are so many variables to consider so I usually just spout something…