Timber, News, Information & Further Reading:

Please find below a selection on news articles produced by the WoodU group. These articles contain specific focuses which details the unique properties of popular timbers along with suggested applications for the timber. We also regularly produce woodworking guides on how to improve your woodworking skills and knowledge. These articles are collected for our own group of website and are regularly updated. All link open in a new window and are directed to our primary news source.

UNLOCKING THE TRUTH: THE SUSTAINABILITY OF WOOD

The Benefits of Wood as a Sustainable Material Wood has been used as a construction material for centuries, and with good reason. Its natural appearance, durability, and versatility make it a popular choice for various a ...

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TOXIC WOOD

Uncover the hidden health risks of working with wood in our latest blog. Diving into the potential hazards, we explore how wood and wood dust can pose serious health risks, from allergies to severe respiratory issues. Le ...

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FROM SAWDUST TO SOFTWARE: THE RISE OF AI IN WOODWORKING

Are you ready to revolutionize your business with cutting-edge technology? Dive into our latest blog post at Wooduchoose.com, where we explore the transformative power of AI in the construction and woodworking industries ...

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HARDWOODS AND SOFTWOODS

An in-depth article on the differences between hard and soft wood. ...

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HOW AI WILL CHANGE THE WOOD INDUSTRY

Are you curious about how artificial intelligence (AI) will reshape the construction industry and the wood sector? Our latest blog post delves into the significant changes and challenges that AI introduces to these field ...

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HOW TO STORE TIMBER TO PREVENT WARPING

This article provides hints and tips on how to store your timber for the best results. ...

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WHAT IS TONGUE AND GROOVE BOARDING? A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

Discover the enduring charm and functionality of tongue and groove boarding, a centuries-old woodworking technique cherished in the UK for both interior and exterior applications. This method features interlocking panels ...

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INTRODUCING AMERICAN BLACK WALNUT

An article on the properties of walnut with examples of how the wood is used along with recommendations. ...

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HOW TO BUY WOOD AND TIMBER

An article explaining the four main ways to buy wood and timber boards. ...

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TIMBER FINISHES EXPLAINED

The differences between finishes and how to specify cut to length timber. ...

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HOW CHAT GPT AND OTHER AI PLATFORMS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Explore how Chat GPT is revolutionizing the architecture and design industries. From generating detailed project descriptions and proposals to facilitating advanced research, this AI is not just a tool but a transformati ...

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HOW TALL DO TREES GROW?

An article on how tall trees grow with a focus on hardwoods and softwoods ...

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TIMBER COLOUR GUIDE.

An article introducing different timber colour classifications with species examples. ...

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INTRODUCING WOODUBUY - THE NEW SERVICE FROM WOODU

Dive into the future of timber shopping with Woodubuy, your ultimate online platform that simplifies woodworking projects by offering instant access to a wide range of Planed and Sawn timber. Designed for both hobbyists ...

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WOOD JOBS | WOODUWORK

Dive into the vibrant world of woodworking and discover a career path filled with diverse opportunities within the timber industry. Whether you prefer hands-on work in the workshop or a role behind the scenes, there's a ...

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WOOD CARE AND PROTECTION

Wood, celebrated for its beauty and versatility, requires diligent care to maintain its quality over time. As it is exposed to various elements, its appearance and integrity can be impacted, making the choice of the righ ...

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WOOD WEIGHT CALCULATOR

Explore the world of woodworking with the latest technology at your fingertips! Introducing Wooduweigh, an innovative tool designed to revolutionize how architects, engineers, timber merchants, and wood enthusiasts estim ...

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TIMBER TREATMENT - AN OVERVIEW

Uncover the essentials of timber treatment with our comprehensive guide. Ideal for anyone aiming to extend the lifespan of timber in construction or landscaping, we delve into various methods designed to prevent decay an ...

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DEFECTS IN WOOD

Discover the hidden stories within wood's natural imperfections. Our latest article explores how each defect, from bark inclusions to spalting patterns, adds unique character and history to woodworking. Learn about commo ...

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WOODUCHOOSE GUIDE TO HARDWOODS

Exploring hardwoods for your next project? Dive into our interactive wood database at Wooduchoose to discover a world of options. With detailed profiles on each type, from the versatile American White Ash to the rich hue ...

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RESIN WOOD PRODUCTS WHAT ARE THEY?

Discover the enchanting blend of wood's natural beauty with the striking aesthetics of epoxy resin in Wooduresin's curated collection. From bespoke river tables to unique phone cases, each piece marries the uniqueness of ...

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MOISTURE CONTENT OF WOOD

Delve into the intricacies of wood's moisture content and its crucial role in ensuring the material's movement and stability, especially in outdoor applications. Our comprehensive guide illuminates the impact of environm ...

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SPECIES FOCUS - SCANDINAVIAN REDWOOD

Scandinavian redwood, commonly misconceived as a durable hardwood due to the 'redwood' label, is actually a softwood. This species, celebrated for its aesthetic hues ranging from light brown to orange, provides versatili ...

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SPECIES FOCUS - AMERICAN BLACK WALNUT

American Black Walnut, renowned for its distinctive hardwood properties, epitomizes quality and elegance in woodworking. Celebrated for its rich, dark tones that range from deep chocolate brown to nearly black, this hard ...

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SPECIES FOCUS - DOUGLAS FIR

Douglas Fir, often misunderstood as just another softwood, stands out for its exceptional strength and durability, challenging the common assumption that softwoods are inferior to hardwoods. This timber boasts a robust s ...

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SPECIES FOCUS - DARK RED MERANTI

Meranti, a versatile hardwood, is renowned for its durability, making it ideal for exterior applications. This wood displays a captivating color spectrum from brown to pink and red, enhancing outdoor aesthetics significa ...

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SPECIES FOCUS - STEAMED BEECH

Steamed Beech, a variant of Beech wood transformed through the steaming process, showcases the versatility and allure of hardwoods. Recognized for its durability and strength, Beech is a true hardwood, and steaming enhan ...

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AN EASY WAY TO BUY SAWN TIMBER AND PLANED SQUARED EDGE ONLINE

Wooduchoose revolutionizes the timber purchasing process with three innovative tools designed to simplify bulk buying for both industry professionals and DIY enthusiasts. Our platform offers an intuitive interface, makin ...

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A GUIDE TO BUYING TIMBER OR AND WOODEN PRODUCTS ONLINE

Navigating the timber buying process can be daunting, but our blog is here to simplify it for you. Whether you're looking for bespoke joinery or standard profiles, our platform offers instant price guides, allows you to ...

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ARCHITECTS, DO YOU SPECIFY THE RIGHT WOOD?

Choosing the right wood is a critical decision for architects and designers, who must consider aesthetics, durability, and how the wood ages. To assist in this selection, the comprehensive wood durability league table av ...

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WOOD SUSTAINABILITY LEAGUE TABLE

Discover the best eco-friendly and sustainable hardwoods with our comprehensive league tables. Ideal for those committed to making environmentally responsible choices, our tables evaluate the environmental impact of timb ...

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FIGURE IN WOOD

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of wood figures with our captivating exploration of wood's natural beauty. Celebrated for their unique patterns and textures, from the elegant rays of quarter-sawn oak to the int ...

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GLOSSARY OF WOOD TERMS

Step into the world of woodworking with our essential glossary, designed to simplify the complexities of the craft. Whether you're a seasoned craftsman or a curious novice, our guide covers everything from air-dried timb ...

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OUR ONLY RENEWABLE RESOURCE - WOOD

Discover why wood is hailed as the renewable resource of the 21st century, standing at the forefront of sustainable materials. This insightful piece explores wood's critical role in combating climate change and supportin ...

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