Home Building Materials – Wood

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Wood is the major building material for home repairs and building. For example when you go to buy trim at let’s say Home Depot you can buy different types of wood all in the same shape. For example baseboards can be bought in pure wood like spruce or pine,or in composite. A piece of pure wood base board can cost three times as much composite baseboard. Almost all houses these days are made from composite trim work. All window casings (the trim around the window) and door casings and baseboards and even wainscoting and crown moldings are all made of Composite materials.

Compensate material is a combination of glue and wood dust. Depending on where you’re getting it from the quality varies but it’s much cheaper to make composite trim work from recycled wood dust and glue.

Composite trim is easy to work with. It cuts easy, sands easy. It has no expose grain so it will look nice and smooth after painting. There are no knots in it or joints to deal with in the preparation work for painting. Furthermore it already comes primed white.

There are different varieties of wood that can be used in home building and renovating. The first consideration is whether you want to use hardwood or softwood. Hardwood is used on floors and steps for staircases. Hardwood like oak is also used for handrails and pickets for stairs. There are different varieties of hardwoods having different grain structures maple is also hardwood with a finer grain structure. Other deciduous trees would be cherry and beach trees.

Softwood trees are what most of the construction lumber is made with in your home The wood this lumber is made from is usually spruce or pine. This wood cuts easy. It’s a somewhat water resistant. It’s not so brittle that it will crack under pressure.

Pine also can come in a dressed version which is a smaller size obviously since the sides have to be machined to make a smooth and straight peace of wood.

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