Stick-Built Structure vs. Pole Barn: What’s The Difference?


Pole barns and stick-built structures are two of the most popular types of buildings for storing items, raising livestock, or using them as a home. While these are two structures you can put up on your property, there are several key differences to take note of. So, what’s the difference between them? And which is … Read more

“Wood” Can You Wear It?


Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve always loved the smell of wood. There is something so natural and earthy about it that just makes me feel good. And as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate the beauty of wood as well. The grain, the color, the texture… it’s all so fascinating to … Read more

Will Double-Sided Carpet Tape Damage My Hardwood Floors?


Most carpet tapes will not damage your hardwood floors. In fact, it can actually help to protect your floors from wear and tear. However, with double-sided tapes on wood, plywood, or laminates, you will need to be cautious. While this type of tape is safe to use on other flooring materials (like stone or marble) … Read more

Feng Shui Wood Element – Tips & Ideas


Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that focuses on balancing the energies of space. The goal is to create a harmonious environment that promotes well-being. The practice of feng shui dates back over 3,000 years and it is based on the belief that our surroundings have a direct impact on our health, wealth, and … Read more

Wood Stove Fans – Different Types & Usage Tips


Have you ever noticed the fan atop some wood stoves? That’s a stove fan, and it has a very specific purpose – to help circulate heat around the room. If you are considering getting a wood stove fan, or you already have one you must know that not all stove fans are created equal. In … Read more

How to Dispose of Creosote Treated Railroad Ties?

Railroad ties are a material that is mostly made of creosote-treated wood. Some of the elements of creosote will dissolve in water, though others will seep through the soil into the groundwater. Some elements that are not water-soluble will stay right in place, forming a tar-like mass. Once it is in the groundwater, it can … Read more

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