Beginners Guide To Wood Species – Everything To Know About Oak

Beginners Guide To Wood Species – Everything To Know About Oak

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Welcome to Mean’s Woodshop! I’d like you to join me today for the second addition to my Wood Species Basics Series looking at a wonderful hardwood: Oak! Oak is a fantastic wood, loved by all (or most) woodworkers, and it’s also probably the first hardwood that most beginners will get their hands on. There’s not really anything negative one can say about oak, it works nice, smells nice and generally finishes nice. Oak can go a long way and work with many different projects.

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  1. D Monty on September 7, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Never seen cherry at home depot or lowes in southern california; only poplar, alder, soft maple and oak.

  2. Johnny Dutcher on September 7, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Really liking these videos you did on wood species! Thank you!

  3. Gary Moore on September 7, 2022 at 1:34 am

    I see you are still trying to get a #TacoBell sponsorship. I agree with the "word of god" that oak should be a small project. I can’t imaging making furniture, or making furniture out of oak. Popular wood maybe.. maybe? Furniture looks tricky though.
    Ammonia Fuming looks amazing but stinky.
    Oak is like the cool cat in the back of the room but Cedar gets all the girls because of how it ages to a cool gray and can handle the outside weather better. ~ Hairy Gary

  4. red on September 7, 2022 at 1:39 am

    cool video pity about the music

  5. Bobby Slack on September 7, 2022 at 1:47 am

    I really like this series. Thank you for doing it.

  6. Jesse shivers on September 7, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Something you should mention in your next video on hard woods, is to talk about different types of screw threads. and if your having a problem with screws cracking the wood, to use fine threaded screws for hard wood.