Wood / Plastic / Composites
Wood Industry Resources
A list of wood and lumber industry associations that provide free technical information on their websites.
Fasteners - Types of Screws
Description and diagrams of the different types of screws, including the shapes and types of screw heads.
Fasteners - Types of Nails
Discussion of the different types of nails used for fastening materials including: size, type, and coatings.
Wood Lumber Cuts
Diagrams and characteristics of different types of wood lumber cuts including plain sawn, quarter sawn, and rift sawn.
Lumber Dimensions: Nominal vs Actual
A table of lumber dimensions that includes the actual lumber sizes.
Wood Veneer Matching
Descriptions and diagrams of the various wood veneer matching techniques to achieve the desired appearance.
Wood Preservative Treatments (Pressure Treated Wood)
Wood preservative treatments like pressure treated wood help prevent rot from moisture, insects, and more.