• wood countertops and this old house read page 2 of the wood countertops and this old house discussion from the chowhound cookware food community. join the discussion today.

  • cutting board question: larch wood? in both cases the heart wood is dark and the sapwood light in color. i would avoid boards made from teak teak picks up a lot of silica from the soil where it grows and this is then inbeded in the wood. as a wood worker, teak is horrible on cutting tools, so it's bound to be tough on your kitchen knives as well. it is also naturally very oily

  • natural home building: 10 homes built by the earth st and wood home in prickly nut wood woodsman ben law's lodsworth, west sussex, u.k. home is made of a roundwood sweet chestnut cruck frame with barley st bale and wattle and daub walls.

  • what's the right thickness for cutting boards? that happens when the wood used to make a board wasnt properly aged that is, dried or if it was dried at a different humidity level from the one in your home. but boardsmith thinks that the grain of the wood and the manner of assembly have more to do with splitting than its moisture content. edge or face grain boards will see more

  • is purple heart wood poisonous? read the is purple heart wood poisonous? discussion from the chowhound not about food food community. join the discussion today.

  • watch ron hazelton's housecalls episodes online season ron builds an arbor that's perfect as the entrance to the garden or for just plain sitting under. then he'll share four ways to cut multiple pieces of lumber to precisely the same length. finally