Types of Wood Fences

Fences are essential structures around homesteads; they give a sense of assurance regarding privacy and security. Fencing your homestead is not the most straightforward task if you factor in costs and the time, and that’s why you want to ensure that you erect a structure that will last for several years. I’m going to look at the types of wood …

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Is Wolmanized Wood the Same as Pressure Treated?

The pressure treatment of wood has hit the headlines over the years for both right and wrong reasons. So it’s understandable for one to be cautious, especially when this wood type is mentioned. So, is wolmanized wood the same as pressure treated? One reader asks. Yes, wolmanized wood is a brand of pressure-treated wood meant for heavy-duty outdoor projects such as constructions, …

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How to Protect Pressure Treated Wood Underground

There is so much confidence in pressure treated wood amongst the woodworkers and homeowners. Well, this is understandable, thanks to the reliability that comes with this wood. Even so, treated wood remains vulnerable to different environmental elements, such as water and UV light. So, if you have part of your treated wood underground, you need to know how to protect pressure …

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Is Pressure Treated Wood Waterproof?

Pressure treated wood is a popular construction material, and you can attribute that to the fact that it offers strong resistance to destructive insects such as termites that eat away wood, causing rotting in the process. This wood type has chemicals infused into its cells during the treatment, which plays a role in inhibiting infestation by the insects. You might …

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What Happens If You Don’t Sand Between Coats of Polyurethane?

Sanding is an integral part of finishing in woodworking, different DIYers, and woodworking enthusiasts sand for various reasons. It could be to make the surface smooth or to scuff it for projects such as staining. So what happens if you don’t sand between coats of polyurethane?  Failing to sand between coats of polyurethane does not have a significant impact on …

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How Long for Paint to Dry Before Polyurethane?

It is not uncommon for you to want to apply a polyurethane finish over your freshly painted surface. So, why is that? Well, for me painting your wooden surfaces such as furniture or hardwood floors makes it beautiful. However, polyurethane gives it a different touch, so I wouldn’t crucify you for wanting to add a polyurethane finish over your freshly …

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