Parawood is wood from a Parawood tree, also known as a rubber tree. Parawood is also called rubberwood. Parawood is often used for furniture and wood flooring because it shrinks little during drying. It also has a conden... More »

Wall racks, plant beds, fences, swings and shelves are some good used wood pallet projects. Making shelves does not require nails or glue. Simply stack the pallets on top of each other for a quick, industrial-looking sto... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

Basic installation tools needed for a bamboo flooring project include a handsaw, measuring tape, hammer, crow or pull bar, tapping block, chalk line, pencil and 1/4-inch wood or plastic spacers. If performing a nail-down... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

Unlike some materials, homeowners can stain, varnish or clear-coat hardwood molding, such as oak, maple and mahogany, for a natural wood grain look without special paints or veneers. This material is popular with homeown... More » contains information on over 500 species of wood. Images show the woods sanded, sealed, end grain and some finished pieces. users can browse woods either by common or scientific name. More »

Fiberglass can be recycled, and it can be converted into materials that serve as wood substitutes, although many stages of fiberglass production also present opportunities to reduce waste through recycling of unwanted wa... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

All types of PVC decking are generally more expensive than wood decking, but the price difference varies depending upon which subcategory of each material is being used. Hollow PVC decking is cheaper than solid, composit... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials