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Margaret Hinkle

Identifying Artificial and Natural Wood Defects

Identifying Artificial and Natural Wood Defects

As you begin purchasing and working with wood you will notice defects of all kinds. You can’t blame all of these defects on nature, some are actually artificial. Artificial defects occur after the wood has been harvested. After harvesting, if the lumber is not dried and stored properly defects can occur. Natural defects happen during …

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particle board vs. mdf vs. plywood

What is MDF?

MDF is medium density fiberboard. It is created by using heat, pressure, and glue to fuse together wood fiber. This sheet material is easy to work with, yet very strong. Because it uses recycled wood it is also environmentally friendly. There are different grades of MDF, from low density to high density. High density fiberboard, …

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