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Wood: Cladding, Tongue and Groove Boarding and Fencing

Shiplap cladding The most common type of exterior wall cladding is shiplap, which is designed so that the boards interlock (right). Shiplap is in standard sizes, all nominal, of 19 x 100 mm (3/4 x 4 in), 19 x 150 … Continue reading

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Plasterboard and Insulating Boards

Types and treatment The huge range of boards made for lining walls and ceilings are known as building boards. The term also covers the various types of hardboard and chipboard and many others not used in furniture making. These fall … Continue reading

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Chipboard: Types and Treatment

Chipboard is made by spreading resin-coated particles of wood, usually softwood, on a flat plate and bonding them together under high pressure and heat. Thicknesses of chipboard vary from 4 to 40 trim., but the most common available are 12, … Continue reading

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Blockboard: Sizes and Uses

Blockboard, like hardboard, is bonded under high pressure. The glues employed limit its use to inside work. The most common blockboards are made from rectangular strips of softwood, bonded edge-to-edge to form a core which is sandwiched between single or … Continue reading

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Working with Hardboard

When boards are delivered, store them flat and fake care to protect the corners and edges from damage. Normal woodworking tools are used for cutting, shaping and cleaning up the edges. Avoid damaging the surface; once the smooth top crust … Continue reading

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Types of Hardboard and Their Uses

This versatile material is made from softwood pulp which is forced into sheets under high pressure. There are several types, although when most people mention hardboard they have only the standard varieties in mind. Standard hardboard This has a finished … Continue reading

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Plywoods for Special Jobs

If the finished piece is to be used outside or in damp conditions, you will need ply laminated with a waterproof bond. Ask for Exterior WBP, which is waterproof and boilproof. For boat-building, you need marine ply, specification BS 1088; … Continue reading

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How to Lay Veneer

For surfaces greater than 200 x 200 mm (9 x 9 in), you need a veneer hammer, marking knife, straight-edge, toothing plane or coarse abrasive paper and block, roll of brown sticky paper, hot water and rag, hot thin Scotch … Continue reading

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Hardwood: Types and Uses

Hardwoods and their uses Weights refer to kilograms per cubic metre (35.31 cu. ft) of air-dried timber (1 kg =2.2 lb.). Afrormosia Grown Congo; weight 630-780 kg; colour mid-brown, striped. A hard, close-grained timber, available in veneer and solid form, … Continue reading

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Different Types of Softwood and Their Uses

Softwoods and their uses Weights refer to kilograms per cubic metre (35.31 cu. ft) of air-dried timber (1 kg =2.2 lb.). Douglas fir Also known as British Columbian pine, Oregon pine. Grown British Columbia; weight 500-575 kg; colour gold/reddish brown. … Continue reading

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