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The Oak Mailbox ProjectOak Mailbox
This is a great project for those that need something simple to get started with. Made from white oak this mailbox is finished with cherry stain and polyurethane.

Simple to build and looks great.

Read about how to build your own Oak Mailbox.

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Hardwood

Hardwood is simply wood from a leaf bearing or deciduous tree. Although many deciduous trees are indeed harder then softwood (coniferous), the name has no bearing on the actual hardness or density of the wood.

In North America hardwoods are far more common in the eastern regions of the continent.

Some species of hardwood include:

African Padauk
Padauk
White Oak
White Oak
Ash
Ash
Walnut
Walnut
Cherry
Cherry
Teak
Teak
Honduras Mahogany
Mahogany
Red Oak
Red Oak
Bolivian Rosewood
Bolivian Rosewood
Purpleheart
Purpleheart
Birch
Birch
Wenge
Wenge
Maple
Maple Wood
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
Aromatic Cedar Lining
Aromatic Cedar Lining
  Basswood
Bocote
Brazilian Cherry
Butternut
Ebony

Canarywood
Lacewood
Bubinga
Red Oak
 

Softwood  

Softwoods on the other hand include species like spruce, fir, pine and cedar and are often cheaper to buy then hardwoods. This is mainly because softwood trees grow taller and straighter than hardwood trees. This yields more lumber per log.

Some species of softwood include:


Clear Pine
Clear Pine
Aromatic Red Cedar
Aromatic Cedar
Plywood & Veneer  

Plywood developed in the late 1950's when manufacturers started spinning a thin veneer from logs and laminating it into sheet comprised of multiple layers of veneer. The layers are alternating in grain direction which make plywood very stable.

 


More information about plywood and where to buy.
Birch Plywood
Birch Plywood
Baltic Birch Plywood
Baltic Birch Plywood
Precut Plywood
Precut Plywood


Woodcraft:: Jumbo Veneer Assortment (Paneling & Veneers)
Assorted Veneer

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