What Wood Would Work for Your DIY Project?

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Reclaimed barn wood - delish!

Reclaimed barn wood – delish! source: homejelly.com

Ah…wood. The smell. The texture. The color. It’s allllll good. But, when it comes to DIYing, it’s a good idea to know what types are best for the kind of project you’re doing.

Woodn’t you agree?

(sorry…just couldn’t help myself!)

I’ve been wanting to make some rustic cutting boards, and every time I ask someone at a lumber yard, I get different answers. Do I need a hard wood? A soft wood? A wood that’s easy to cut, clean, or sand smooth?

Ah! What wood would work, Mr. Woodchuck?!?

Well, needless to say, I was super excited to receive this handy-dandy infographic that covers wood-related projects from furniture to countertops (and, I’m assuming this includes cutting boards!), flooring, picture frames and even mantels!

Boy! I hadn’t even thought of the heat factor on those bad-boys!

See Also: How to Know if Wooden Pallets are Safe to DIY

So, grab a cool glass of lemonade or a crisp bottleĀ of pinot grigio and enjoy! There’s some wonderful wood wisdom here that’ll definitely make your next trip to the lumber yard quite an informed one.

I’m already feel’n smarter!

What Wood Would Work infographic

What Wood Would Work infographic. source: heitonbuckley.ie

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Written By Skaie Knox

Decor/Design/Repurposing nerd and DIYer, brand ambassador, freelance writer, and the editor-in-chief for HomeJelly. Skaie is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.