How to Buy Wood for Project

Beginner’s Guide

I still remember when I had just decided to start making woodworking projects.

Where to buy lumber


– A big box home improvement store like Home Depot – A local lumber yard

What is softwood


Softwoods are the most common wood type of lumber used in woodworking projects.

What is Hardwood


Hardwoods come from deciduous trees such as oak, walnut, mahogany, and maple.



Plywood is a versatile material – you can buy large sheets and panels for a fraction of the cost of boards.

Common Board


Common boards or also referred to as “white wood” are usually made of pine, spruce, or fir.

Pre-primed Pine


This is essentially a pine board but it has already been primed. This is the perfect board to use when you intend to paint your project.

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