Why wood colors vary and what it means to you
Learn the desirable and not-so-desirable special
properties of some woods
A variety of wood glues are used to assemble the 175 pieces in a six-string guitar. Matching the proper adhesive with the application is important for Taylor Guitars.
Q: We are using southern yellow pine for furniture and have been getting what looks like lengthwise shrinkage. However, I was always taught that wood does not shrink along the grain. Can you help please?
Q: Our kiln-dried lumber is stored in an unheated building until we are ready to use it. We then bring it into the plant and cut and glue right away with a PVA. I think that the cold wood in the wintertime is interfering with our gluing. I ran a test and if the wood warmed for a day, it glued better. Am I correct that cold wood is not a good idea when gluing?
Q: What is ring shake? How do we detect it in our oak lumber? Does this shake cause a bad odor or other manufacturing problems?
How you store kiln-dried lumber and other wood products affects performance and quality
When faced with tough times, fast management response and real change should be the first step.
Q: We are a medium sized plant and our energy costs are rising too fast. Can you direct us to someone that can help us with an unbiased energy audit?
A fun look at the wonderful world of wood and its many uses.