Beginers Guide to Buying and Preparing Timber for Woodworking
I wish I had come across a guide like this a few years back when I started on some exteme woodworking projects.
I've put together answers to many of the questions that I came across.
What timber / lumber to use?
Where to buy Timber?
What to look out for in Timber / Lumber?
How to prepare the Timber/ Lumber?
It's the sort of information many folks just take for granted. If you're like me, you might feel silly asking.
If you are getting in to woodworking, stuggling with timber merchants jargon, wondering where to start, I hope you find the guide useful.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch here, I'd love to here from you.
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Timber / wood for DIY, Woodworking, Joinery, Carpentry
Examples of joinery jobs, softwood types and timber grades
Carpentry and joinery softwood types
Timber Grades, Unsorted ? Vth's ? Sawfalling ?
Timber rough sawn ? PSE ? PAR?
Commonly available rough sawn and PSE / PAR timber sizes
How to choose a Timber Merchant / Supplier
Work out what timber you need for the job
Inspecting wood at the Timber Merchant
Preparing the timber for acclimatising
Planing timber / wood flat, square and true
How to plane up the good pieces of wood
How to plane "diamond" pieces
How to plane Winding or Twisted timber
How to plane bowing on a timber board
How to plane cupped or cupping timber