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Wood Pellets Soft Wood Vs. Hard Wood
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Pellet stoves can be an economical alternative to gas or electricity for home heating. The wood pellets sold for these stoves come in a variety of wood types and qualities and are sold in various units of measure as well. Opinions vary as to whether hardwood pellets or softwood pellets deliver greater value and heating economy. Hardwood PelletsHard woods such as oak, birch or maple compose mo

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Is Red Elm Wood a Harder Wood Than White Oak Wood?
Category : Home & Garden
The comparative hardness of hardwoods can determine how well a particular species will stand up under use. It is also an indicator for the craftsman as to how well the wood will fare in cutting, shaping and finishing operations. HardnessThe Janka scale is the most often used comparative figure when evaluating woods. It rates the hardness of wood as the amount of force necessary to embed an obj

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How to Install an Exposed Wood Beam on a Residential Vaulted Wood Ceiling
Category : Home & Garden
Installing a non-weight bearing exposed wood beam on a residential vaulted ceiling is largely a decorative project, and can be accomplished on any size of ceiling. The beam can be stained prior to its installation to match or stand out against the wood ceiling. This project requires a tall ladder or other method of reaching the vaulted ceiling safely and comfortably. The installation needs only li

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How to Make a Strong Little Bridge Out of 15 Thin Wood Sticks & Wood Glue
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
Creating a strong bridge out of thin wood sticks is an ideal project for kids of any age. Using items available from your local craft store, you can create a structure that can support the passage of miniature car toys and action figures, and create a new element to your child's playtime. Creating a thin wood stick bridge is an ideal afternoon project that is fun for the whole family, but does req

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Can I Mix a Light Wood Hutch With a Dark Wood Dining Table & Chairs?
Category : Home & Garden
Antiquated thinking causes some homeowners to believe they should not place light and dark wood furnishings in the same room. However, adding a light wood hutch in the same dining room as a dark wood dining table and chairs gives designers the opportunity to play with more colors, textures and tones. Personal StylePersonal style plays a pivotal role in your decision whether to mix various wood

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How to Install Wood Fencing Panels Using Existing Wood Fence Posts
Category : Home & Garden
If the fence posts of your existing fence are in good shape but the fence itself isn't, you can replace the fence panels and attach them to the existing posts. To check whether your existing fence posts are in good enough shape to reuse, poke the wood with the tip of screwdriver. If the wood is soft to the touch or becomes smashed in when you touch it with the screwdriver, the wood may be rotting

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How to Artificially Weather Wood for Barn Wood Picture Frames
Category : Home & Garden
As old wood barns slip into history, being replaced by more durable sheet metal constructions, barn wood's popularity as a decorative element grows. Not everyone lives in rural communities where they can visit a community farm to reclaim some boards from a demolished barn. When unable to find actual barn boards to make a frame, treat new lumber to give it that same rustic, weathered appearance. Op

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How to Join Pieces of Wood Using Wood Dowel Pins & Dimplers
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
Wood dowels are one of the best ways to join wood together. Dowels penetrate deep into the wood to provide grip that is permanent and almost indestructible. Dowel placement must be accurate to provide ease of installation and joint integrity. This is accomplished by using dowel centers, blind hole spotters or "dimplers." A dimpler is a small plug with a sharp point that fits into an existing dowel

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Treated Pine Wood Vs. Cedar Wood for the Exterior of a Home
Category : Home & Garden
Homeowners often use wood products to construct a number of outdoor structures. Siding, decks, playgrounds and gazebos may use a certain type of wood or combination of woods for best results. Treated pine is widely used for many of these purposes. Cedar wood is another option. Homeowners should consider the advantages and disadvantages of treated wood versus cedar. Treated Pine for Exterior Str

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Ideas for Things to Make From Wood Pallet or Wood Skids
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
With a little bit of creativity, you can turn ordinary wooden skids (pallets) into useful objects that you can use around your home and garden. Wooden pallets can be found stacked behind warehouses and industrial buildings after the shipping and receiving process. While most of them are kept and reused, many companies allow individuals to take the pallets home for free. Fire WoodWhether you are

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