5 things about wood that new woodworkers need to know.



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When you first start woodworking, you’re probably most interested in acquiring tools and learning how to cut and assemble wood without giving much consideration to the wood itself.

Understanding these 5 fundamental properties of wood will help you right from the start. Keep in mind that mostly what I’m talking about here applies to solid lumber, not plywood, except where noted.

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