Choosing Project Wood

Written by Dave markel


Lumber is available in 2 main categories, hardwood and softwood. Quite simply, hardwood is harvested from any deciduous (leaf bearing) tree. While softwood is from coniferous or needle producing trees. However a wood worker also needs to decide if an engineered wood product like plywood is better suited forrepparttar job.

We will demystifyrepparttar 116267 these 3 classifications by taking a close look atrepparttar 116268 3 main choices a wood worker has to face when buying project wood.

Hardwood Looking at hardwoods first, it is important to remember that these classifications really have no bearing onrepparttar 116269 true hardness ofrepparttar 116270 wood, not all hardwoods are "hard". Species like poplar are much softer then pine even though poplar is classified as a hardwood.

Some ofrepparttar 116271 more common domestic hardwoods include, oak, maple, birch and poplar although your choices certainly aren't limited to these four. For exotic species there are too many to list but teak, mahogany, rose wood and purple heart are just a few.

Softwood Softwoods onrepparttar 116272 other hand include species like spruce, fir, pine and cedar and are often cheaper to buy then hardwoods. This is mainly because softwood trees grow taller and straighter than hardwood trees. This yields more lumber per log. Along withrepparttar 116273 fact that most softwood is harvested domestically it isrepparttar 116274 project wood of choice for most outdoor projects and for many indoor ones as well.

How do you choose project wood? There are a number of factors that need to be considered when deciding which wood to use for what project. There are no set rules stating what wood to use for an indoor or outdoor project. Basicallyrepparttar 116275 characteristics ofrepparttar 116276 species will determine whether or not it will stand up torepparttar 116277 punishing conditions ofrepparttar 116278 outdoors or if it better used indoors.

How to Make a Delicious German Crumble Cake in 4 Simple Steps

Written by Kori Puckett

In high school, learning a new recipe (especially dessert recipes) was always my favorite part of a foreign language and culture class. One day during German in my sophomore year, I teamed up with two other classmates to make German Crumble Cake from a magazine. It was quite good, if I do say so myself. Seven years later, it continues to be one of my favorite desserts to bake.

Handling this German dessert recipe is a real 'hands on' experience, as you'll see. And like other German desserts, it contains a hefty bit of butter. But it's worth it. Enjoy!

German Crumble Cake

Dough: 2 sticks of butter 1 cup of sugar 4 cups of flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda (make sure it's SODA, not POWDER...I made that mistake once and...ick!) 1 egg 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 pinch of salt 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Filling: 3 cups of fresh fruit or a can of fruit 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 1 tablespoon of cornstarch sugar for flavor

1) Mix all ingredients forrepparttar dough together by hand so that it becomes crumbly. (You can use a baking board or a large bowl).

2) Grease a cake pan and press half ofrepparttar 116266 crumble intorepparttar 116267 bottom ofrepparttar 116268 pan.

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