Heartwood vs Sapwood: Its Uses and Woodworking

Heartwood vs Sapwood

Heartwood and Sapwood are the same portions of a tree. We can say it is two parts of the same tree. Heartwood, also called Duramen, is the central core of the tree trunk.  On the other hand, Sapwood is the outer part of a tree trunk. Sapwood transports water and minerals to the leaves and … Read more

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) | CLT Disadvantages and Advantages

cross laminated timber

Introduction Cross-laminated timber (CLT), also known as X-Lam is an engineered timber product. CLT made by gluing together multiple layers (usually three, five, or seven layers) of solid lumber using a hydraulic or vacuum pressure. Each lumber board placed side-by-side. To make a strong CLT structure, Panel timbers are arranged crosswise to each other at … Read more

Mahogany Decking Pros and Cons

Mahogany Decking Pros and Cons

There is a lot of material available for decking in the market, but choosing the right material is also very important, especially when you are searching for construction material for decking or flooring. Sometimes it can be challenging or confusing to select between hardwood or pressure-treated wood. Here we will talk about mahogany wood which … Read more

Sapele vs Walnut: Difference between Black Walnut and English Walnut

Sapele vs Walnut

Sapele Sapele is an excellent wood species. It is used in the manufacture of furniture, cabinets, doors, and musical instrument. Sapele is also known by another name Sapelli or sapele mahogany. Sapele wood is also considered an alternative to mahogany. Because many of its properties are similar to mahogany. “Sapele” name comes from the city … Read more

What is Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and How It’s Made?

laminated veneer lumber

Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is an engineered wood construction product. LVL made of multiple veneer sheets and assembled with waterproof adhesives. It is used in headers, beams, rim boards, truck bed decking, roadway signposts, trusses, and many other applications. LVL is an innovation for the construction fields. It is such a discovery of engineering that … Read more

What is Sapele Wood? Sapele Uses, Advantages and disadvantage

Sapele Wood

The scientific name of Sapele Wood is Entandrophragma cylindricum. Sapele wood is used in the manufacture of fine furniture, cabinets, and doors. Sapele is a golden to dark reddish-brown color. Color tends to darken with age. It is famous for its hardness, dark brown color, and well finishing. Sapele is known by another name Sapele … Read more