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 »

Some siding options for the exterior of a house include wood, vinyl and brick. More elaborate siding options include stucco, stone and fiber-cement. More »

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Drying wood in a kiln requires green wood of a uniform size. It also requires smaller boards or sticks, called stickers, and tools to trim the wood. More »

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Petrified wood forms much in the same way animal fossils form; decaying plant matter is replaced by mineral deposits. First, mineral-rich water leaves deposits in the pores of the wood, creating a rocky surface layer ove... More »

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House sidings are typically made of wood, brick, stone, stucco or vinyl. Less common types of siding are metal, fiber cement and veneers designed to look like brick or stone. More »

Different types of roofs for homes include asphalt shingle, wood, metal, slate, and tile and cement. The type of roof material that can be used may depend on the slope of the roof as well as its structural integrity and ... More »

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Identify tiger oak wood by its distinctive tiger-like stripe wood grain, which often features alternating ribbons of dark and light. When milled through the method of quarter-sawing, oak, as well as many other types of w... More »

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