There are few things DIY enthusiasts love more than building things with their own hands. When it comes to woodworking, picking the right wood can be as important as it is confusing. This guide, from The Art of Manliness, can help.
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The site explains the difference between softwood and hardwood lumber, which classifications mean what, and even how to determine the moisture content at the time the lumber was surfaced. Knowing the difference in your lumber can mean the difference between making a side table that looks great for years, and one that starts warping before long.
The One-Stop Shop Guide to Lumber [The Art of Manliness]