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Why Does Dried Wood Absorb Moisture?

Wood and Moisture: It’s All Biology Hardwood lumber just cut, referred to as green lumber, can have a moisture content of 40% or more! After hardwood lumber is sawn, it is typically air-dried to around 15% moisture content. Hardwood lumber will be continued to be...

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The History of Thermally Modified Wood

Thermally Modified Wood Started with the Vikings! Thermally modified wood products are still considered new to us here in the United States. But they’ve been widely used for over 20 years in Germany, Austria, Norway, Switzerland, Japan and Italy for both interior and...

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Using 2 Common Lumber is Easier Than You Think

Should I Look at 2 Common Lumber for My Project? No. 2 common lumber is always worth considering. It is two notches below Select and Better (S/B), the best grade most lumberyards carry, but costs up to 50 percent less. In general, 2 common has more defects and boards...

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The Art of Stacking Molding

Creating a unique wide molding can be a design challenge and stress the budget. But it doesn’t have to be. By using multiple smaller moldings instead of one solid molding, you can stretch your budget and get the same high-end custom look. What is molding stacking? The...

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Wood Species Highlight: Hickory

The hickories are an important group within the eastern hardwood forests. Botanically, they are split into two groups; the true hickories, and the pecan hickories (fruit bearing). The wood is virtually the same for both and is usually sold together. The sapwood of...

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The Splinter Wooden Supercar

Beauty and Ingenuity in Design Since the Essen Motor Show in December 2015, the wooden supercar known as “The Splinter” has been making news and creating quite the buzz. This special supercar debut was unlike any other… this supercar is made of wood. “The Splinter” is...

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Using Reclaimed Wood in Your Holiday Decor

Thinking of using reclaimed wood in your holiday décor? We have one piece of advice for you – do it. You won’t regret it. Reclaimed wood adds a vintage look to your holiday decorations while adding warmth to your home. Add an even more festive look to your project by...

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Woodtoberfest 2015

Celebrating Hardwoods in Atlanta Area - Fun For All! While some enjoyed the opportunity to wander around and take in all of the beautiful woods in stock (and there are plenty!), others enjoyed the variety of demonstrations and exhibits available. Over thirty craftsman...

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Woodtoberfest 2015 Promises to Please

This weekend we will host our annual Woodtoberfest, an event celebrating all things wood. We hope you’ll make plans to join us. With a variety of demonstrations throughout the day, there was something for everyone. This is a great opportunity to wander around and take...

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Knocking One Out of the Park with Ash and Hard Maple

Baseball season is in full swing. Many companies are hard at work making sure that no player ever runs out of their favorite baseball bat. As we were thinking about wood turning this month, we thought there’s really no more common of an example of wood turning than...

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Top Woods for Carving

Wood comes in many species and it is important to know each woods’ individual characteristics. Each wood has different texture and wood qualities that dictate wood carving. At Hardwoods Incorporated, we enjoy carving many of the various hardwoods we carry. Wood...

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What’s New for 2015: VikingWood™

A Green Alternative for Exterior Wood Uses VikingWood™ is a natural, chemical-free material which is treated under extremely high temperatures (400oF+). Sugars are cooked away leaving a safe, green alternative to chemically preserved wood. The deep rich colored wood...

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Unique Uses of Ash

Traditionally thought of as the wood for baseball bats, ash's strength and bending quality combined with its beautiful grain structure, make it an excellent wood for a wide variety of applications. Two highlighted projects that use ash in unique ways are highlighted...

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Finishing and Painting Cypress

Cypress readily accepts paints and stains. However, many homeowners and design professionals select cypress for the appeal of its honey-like hues, which can be maintained with a clear sealer or permitted to weather to a dark gray. Regardless of the finish applied,...

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The Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors

What is the best way to clean my hardwood floors you ask? The answer may sound perplexing… There is NO one best way to clean your hardwood floors. What’s best for your floor depends on how old your floors are and what type of finish is on your hardwood floors. If you...

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Specifying Red Grandis

Uruguayan red grandis is plantation grown and harvested using FSC certified forestry practices. The species resembles mahogany in hardness, density and grain structure. It is aesthetically similar to cherry, mahogany or Spanish cedar when first sawn. Over time, the...

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The Making of a Trebuchet

If you attended Woodtoberfest last month you saw our trebuchet in action. If you missed it, you can take a look at this video. What is a trebuchet? A trebuchet is a type of catapult that was first used in the Middle Ages. This battle machine threw heavy payloads at...

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