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Choosing between Hardwood and Softwood

I am often asked what’s the difference between Hardwood and Softwood and will Hardwood last longer? The first part of that question is fairly straight forward to answer; Hardwood is timber from broad-leaved usually deciduous trees, that is, a tree that looses…

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Buying Timber

When you go to a timber merchant to buy your timber, please bear in mind that each merchant may be using different suppliers, so what’s available in one may not be available in another. Also, each can have a distinctive…

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Buying softwood and softwood grades

The softwood that I use for most joinery and repair projects is redwood (Pinus Sylvestrus). This usually comes from Scandinavia or Russia. Because it grows in a northern climate, its growth is slower, hence closer grained, which leads to a…

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Changing Your Internal or External Doors

Changing your interior doors will have an immediate impact on the ambiance of your home. Hallways or landings may well be more door than wall for example, where there can be up to six doors in a relatively close space….

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A Meeting with a Remarkable Tree

old tree

A meeting with a remarkable tree – said to be over a thousand years old. The location is the Wilts/Hants border… The YewAll trees are remarkable and for me the one that is the most remarkable of all is the yew. It’s…

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