The Wood Shop Blog

Welcome to The Wood Shop Blog!

By Roger / May 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Welcome to The Wood Shop Blog!

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our Blog! The uses for timber are almost endless. Its excellent environmental credentials and widespread feature in makeover programmes, lifestyle magazines and architectural press has led to something of a renaissance for wood in recent years, a trend which seems set to continue. However, to make the most of […]

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Deck with Grecian columns

Wood Works No. 3 – Top tips when building a deck

By Roger / June 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Wood Works No. 3 – Top tips when building a deck

Here are some top tips to consider when planning, building and using your deck to ensure it performs well for many years to come Building a deck is a great way to make the most of the lockdown and provide a new place to relax for those lucky enough to have space to build one. […]

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Hardwood and softwood timber

Wood Works No.2 – Timber terminology explained

By Roger / May 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Wood Works No.2 – Timber terminology explained

Wood terminology explained , how to specifiy timber , what is the difference between softwoods and hardwoods , sapwood and heartwood , C16 and C24 timber , treated and untreated timber

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Wood Works No.1 – Moisture content

By Roger / May 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Wood Works No.1 – Moisture content

What is moisture content in timber? One of the most important and yet least understood characteristics of timber is that of moisture content. Indeed, over 80% of the investigations into timber problems that we have conducted over the years relate to moisture content. Timber contains a large amount of water when it is freshly felled, […]

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