Pine Slabs: Woodworking Tips

pine wood texture

Pine slabs are one of the most prevalent softwood species found in today’s home centers. There are several varieties of pine to pick from when woodworking, but they all tend to get lumped together and are often seen as being good only for building shelving, framing, or other projects not typically associated with fine woodworking.… Continue reading Pine Slabs: Woodworking Tips

Monkey Pod Wood: What Can It Be Used For?

Amazing table made of large lacquered textured live edge monkey pod wood slab for dining room on blue background close view from above

Monkey Pod wood is a popular choice for custom projects due to its numerous desirable properties. This beautiful, long-lasting wood is perfect for furniture, ornamental pieces, carvings, and other exquisite handcrafted items. Monkey Pod wood possesses many of the attributes that woodworkers value. Here, we’ll look at the advantages of Monkey Pod wood and what… Continue reading Monkey Pod Wood: What Can It Be Used For?

Uses For Black Walnut Wood

Black walnut wood is a long-lasting hardwood that has historically been used to make furniture, flooring, and even musical instruments. It comes in a rich brown color with black streaks and is widely available. This post discusses some of the best uses for black walnut wood in projects! Blacks Walnut trees have been around for… Continue reading Uses For Black Walnut Wood

Installing Ceiling Beams

Dining room interior. Ceiling beams blend perfectly with stone wall trim and fireplace. Dining room has wooden table set and tv

Decorative beams bring warmth, character, and ambiance to a room or ceiling. Vaulted ceilings are particularly gorgeous with the addition of wood beams and help improve the look of the huge, blank canvas. Most ceiling beams are decorative and can be added without professional installation. The installation process is even easier with faux wood beams.… Continue reading Installing Ceiling Beams

Why Use Live Edge Wood For a Table?

Modern live edge elm slab coffee table with inner knot in bizarre pattern shape and tree rings. Table top on metal support

When building a modern dining or living area, live edge wood furniture is a must. It is the perfect way to spruce up any space in your home! We are here to answer many of the common questions that we receive about live edge options so that you can feel confident in your choice. Live… Continue reading Why Use Live Edge Wood For a Table?

Choosing a Table Height That Is Appropriate For Your Needs

Red cup with dots on wooden table

Have you finally decided to build your own custom table, but don’t know where to start? The first thing you need to know is what type of table you want to build. Bar, counter, and standard-height tables, like most things, have advantages and disadvantages. It’s simply a matter of determining which table height is most… Continue reading Choosing a Table Height That Is Appropriate For Your Needs

The Best Wood for Indoor Furniture

A large stack of cut logs.

Wood is stunning, versatile, lively, and durable. It can survive generations with proper maintenance. This is why finding high quality timber for your next project is crucial! Reclaimed Secrets is here to help you find the perfect wood for your DIY needs. How do I choose the best wood? The ideal wood for furniture depends… Continue reading The Best Wood for Indoor Furniture

What Can You Do With Cedar Slabs?

A large stack of cut logs.

In case you’re looking for some cedar slab projects for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Cedar lumber is frequently used in outdoor furniture due to its natural resilience to water, insects, and deterioration. Cedar lumber is a good choice for interior and outdoor construction projects. There are several varieties of cedar lumber,… Continue reading What Can You Do With Cedar Slabs?

All You Need to Know About Live Edge Wood

Macro closeup wood after coating with epoxy resin. Process of making a craft resin and wood table

Live edge wood is a popular way to add unique pieces to your rustic decor. Lumber is typically cut straight, sanded, and smoothed before it’s used. Live edge wood slabs, on the other hand, look more natural. The edges are left rough and unfinished, the same way they came out of the tree. Demand for… Continue reading All You Need to Know About Live Edge Wood

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Next DIY Project

Planning a Project in Carpentry and Woodwork Industry, Notebook and Assorted Woodwork and Carpentry Tools on Pinewood Workshop Table.

Knowing the species and grade of wood for your DIY projects is paramount for the project’s success. The different types of wood come with unique characteristics in terms of color, density, finishing, and grain. Choosing the right wood will be critical not only for the project’s appearance but also in determining the cost of the… Continue reading Choosing the Right Wood for Your Next DIY Project