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How to Stock up on Traditional Fasteners

How to Stock up on Traditional Fasteners

If you build traditional casework with traditional joints and fasteners then you already know the local hardware store is of little use when you need some 4d rosehead nails. Lucky for us, there’s the Internet, which can be a pretty good hardware store. Several readers have asked about what fasteners they should keep in stock … Read more »

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Stock Your Shop With the Right Nails

Stock Your Shop With the Right Nails
I use cut nails in my furniture projects. They hold better and look better than common wire nails. They do have a couple downsides, however. They are more expensive than wire nails and more difficult to find. You cannot walk down to the local hardware store and buy a bag. Well, let me qualify that Continue reading»
 

Deadhead Sinker Cypress: A Reclaimed Resource

5020988483 06ac12438f Deadhead Sinker Cypress: A Reclaimed Resource

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  That has become the mantra of ecologically conscious people everywhere.  At Good Millwork, we think a fourth R should be added:  Reclaim.  There are resources waiting to be used that can be reclaimed from the water that covers them.

Deadhead sinker cypress lies at the bottom of rivers and canals.  It has already been cut, so there is no guilt about cutting forests involved in using it.  There is difficulty and danger in raising the wood, but things that are worth while are rarely easy to obtain.

Once raised and dried out, the wood is cut into boards.  Because it is rot resistant, deadhead sinker cypress can be used for siding or in decks and other outdoor applications.  It is ideal for humid locations such as much of the Gulf Coast.

Deadhead sinker cypress is good for other things, though.  It can be made into banisters, newels, and rails for a staircase.  Cabinets out of cypress look very nice, as well.  Wooden floors look and feel very nice.  Cypress can put up with heavy traffic and keep looking nice for whole lifetimes.

The only drawback to deadhead sinker cypress is that it is not all that commonly available.  You cannot go to your local hardware store and purchase it.  However, at Good Millwork, we have a good stock of deadhead sinker cypress and can mill it to your specifications.  All you need to do is call us, and we can get the process started.  Call today.

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