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Preparing lumber :

  • Let the wood temper a few days in your shop before working it.
  • The kiln dried hardwood is dry when it reaches between 6% to 8 % moisture.
  • Green wood is, when the wood has been sawn and that has not yet been dried.
    You can not laminate the wood when it is green.
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Measures and dimensions of wood:

  • Planing : action that consist of working a piece of wood so that it is square on all sides.
  • The hardwood is trading mainly by the measurement unit BDF ( Board Foot Measure )
    To calculate the Board Foot of a board, multiply its width in inches by its length in foot and multiply
    its thickness in inches and divide by 12.

Characteristics of timber species:

  • The sapwood : soft area beneath the bark made ​​by the latest annual layers of living wood.
    This part usually has a lighter color than the dumamen ( heart )
  • Grade: is the quality of the wood…
  • Maple, birch and hickory are domestic wood that are very hard
  • The poplar and the basswood are soft wood, that you can paint to make your moldings and/or door frames
  • The Western red cedar is recommended for outdoor ( terraces, sheds , decks , siding , posts, fences ).
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