Types of Wood For Home DIY Projects

There are two main types of wood, hardwoods and softwoods. With a few exceptions, hardwoods are expensive, attractive in appearance, more difficult than usual to shape and smooth, wear well and take a lovely polish. Many varieties are not available in long lengths. Softwoods are often cheaper. They are easy to cut and smooth, and … Read more

Floors and Floor Coverings

Floors in the home must withstand weight and wear. Durability, ease of cleaning and attractive appearance, depending on the room and the “traffic” in it, are the factors to take into account when selecting floor surfaces or coverings. Basic constructions Hollow floors have timber floorboards laid across joists with space below, which should be clean, … Read more