Manufactured boards

These can be grouped within three broad classifications:

Plywoods

These are composed of layers or strips of solid wood glued together in simulation of solid wood, viz. plywood, laminboard, blockboard, battenboard, each layer being at right angles in grain direction to the one above or below.

Particle boards

Commonly known as chipboard, they are composed of wood chips bonded together with synthetic resin glue and pressed or extruded into rigid sheets.

Fibre boards

These are composed of wood fibre macerated in water and pressed at high temperatures, often with a little resin, into sheets and boards of varying densities, according to the degree of heat and pressure applied, viz. hardboards. softboards, and medium density fibreboard. The later, MDF, is rapidly superseding both particle board and plywood in industrialized production of furniture.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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