What Kind of Wood Should You Build With? | WOODWORKING BASICS

What Kind of Wood Should You Build With? | WOODWORKING BASICS

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50 Comments

  1. patrick dunn on January 10, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Look on Amazon…as we all have learned, they have everything! I ordered some, just to check it out. What I received was THE MOST PERFECT MILLED, KILN DRIED WOOD. POPLAR, MAPLE, PURPLEHEART.

  2. Alexander Dull on January 10, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I break down and use a lot of palettes, I got sick of using a hammer so I use a reciprocal saw with a wood and metal blade, and just cut through the nails. You can take apart a palette in no time at all and avoid destroying a lot of the wood by prying it off with a hammer. Only downside is the nails are still in the boards, it’s almost impossible to get them out, and it’s easy to cut into the wood and mess it up when you’re doing this. That being said it’s super fast, and the minor cuts into the boards are better than cracking and breaking half of them when you use a hammer to pull them apart. Personally I like the distressed sort of look that palette wood has and embrace it in my projects. It’s usually really beat up and it can give it a really nice quality if you use it right. Thanks for encouraging people to use free or reclaimed wood, it’s the best!

  3. Carol Turner on January 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I just subscribed because Steve Ramsey provides great basic knowledge for beginning wood workers. He explains everything in great detail and with plenty of examples. What a great channel to learn about how to work with wood! I’m so appreciative of all this great information.

  4. Emmanuel MENOJI on January 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks so much, Steve.
    🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

  5. AzuresFlames on January 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    "dont be afraid to try something new" My student wallet: Nope

  6. Thejus Parthasarathi on January 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    thanks!!

  7. Lucas A on January 10, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    wen video mi pana, me ayudó caleta

  8. DC5 duben on January 10, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    wow alot of great info in this vid for noobs like myself 👍🏽

  9. Glenn Trewitt on January 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    What are those two wood species at the top of the overview picture?

  10. Hannah Hawkes 🍹 on January 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Anyone else watching this for homework 😂

  11. Devin101 on January 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Great video! Thank you for making this!!!

  12. emmett mcgrew on January 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Douglas fir is a fir tree, not a pine! Tho I get it, it’s pretty similar. Definitely both soft.

  13. Aaron Walker on January 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Just started work at a building supplies warehouse, and theyre helping me with my truck and forklift license.
    Im going to be making this my main focus.
    Thank you for the video. Helps me understand more

  14. not bob on January 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    i went to buy some wood and bought tree pieces

  15. Tricky Dicky Ball on January 10, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Oak or maple, baby!

  16. Benny The Writer on January 10, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    I love working with pine, but I LOVE cutting cherry wood

  17. Jerry Dempsey on January 10, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Steve, I enjoy all your video but I have a question. Why did you refer to Douglas Fir as pine?

  18. Dragon Sugar on January 10, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Would Mocknut Hickory be a good choice to make home frames with?

  19. House scrapper on January 10, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    thank you so much for this information I just got a table saw for Christmas and need to make some tables.

  20. Rajat Dua on January 10, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Great videos, Steve. What kind of wood should I choose for an outdoor shoe rack?

  21. Sachi Dalwadi on January 10, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Hiiii, yesterday I started watching your you-tube channel and end up watching more than 10 videos and still watching them. I love your woodworking basic videos as I am planning to make my bed and kitchen cabinets by myself and found your videos are helpful to pick up right material and right equipment. Also, I was scared from table saw but feeling confident now. I am thinking to use Baltic Birch plywood and stain it for my kitchen cabinets for front panel. But Baltic birch are quite expensive would you suggest any other durable plywood for back panel and side panels as they are not really visible.Thank you for making DIY easy. 🙂

  22. Zethron 117 on January 10, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I have been a carpenter for 10 years and still learned alot in this video!

  23. Power Tools For Beginners on January 10, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Im a Trekkie as well! love it!

  24. rem45acp on January 10, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    But but… what about particle board?

  25. Power Tools For Beginners on January 10, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    A+ thanks for the explanation!

  26. Lenora Everett on January 10, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    What is your opinion of using Poplar as the hardwood in cabinets made with Birch plywood? I’ve read some concerning things about denting and problems with humidity (which we have). On the other hand, some people say they’ve never had a problem with it.

  27. diabolowow on January 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Maaaaan the compressed information the densiti of knowledge given by this dude open my eyes to the bast world of wood working, cheers to spreding the goods

  28. Sheridan H on January 10, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Should you use treated lumber for everything or only for outdoor purposes

  29. Dizzy Fpv on January 10, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Wood = it’s alive
    Timber = it’s been cut down

  30. Hirukaru cm on January 10, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    So jealous about lumber yard and home depots are USA compared to EU and specially NL we have pine, pine and more Pine.. Xd

  31. John Nichols on January 10, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    7:15, "In the U.S., at least, it’s fairly inexpensive." 2021…"hold my beer".

  32. Kieran Richardson on January 10, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    In Canada plywood costs about 50 dollars for 12 ply plywood

  33. recipe 4 recovery on January 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    That 2.50 price tag hahahahah not anymore

  34. Woodpecked on January 10, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    I watched this 1 year ago when i started woodworking. None of it made sense

    I recisited it today and it seemed like i already knew everything he spoke about.

    Which means iv learned so much this year and it all started with Steve Ramsey.

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    Thank you for giving me inspiration to be somebody.

  35. Brien Lam on January 10, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    What’s tapered wood?

  36. Mustafa Ali on January 10, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    This was so helpful! Great structure and explanation!

  37. Arvetis on January 10, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    $2.53 2x4s… WOW this video is dated by that!

  38. Brad Richardson on January 10, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Saudações do Brasil! Obrigado, um abraço!

  39. Jack W. on January 10, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Pine its cheap.

  40. Phil Hosler on January 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Great video apart from referring to fir and pine as the same thing…

  41. Zenobius on January 10, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Yeah dude… Get your shit together.

    Such lazy video editing.

    Unsubbed.

  42. Ruben -0-0- on January 10, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Eucalyptus are not deciduous and is classified as a hard wood.
    Another way of telling which tree is which is that soft wood trees have needles and hardwood have broad leaves

  43. Carter Richmond on January 10, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    $2.50 for a pine 2×4? This video did not age well

  44. J V L on January 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Fantastic presentation. Learning a lot from your channel.Cheers from India 🇮🇳.

  45. Poonam Kumar on January 10, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Hardwoods are actually just angiosperms, which means that there are deciduous softwoods.

  46. Capricious Pill on January 10, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    I worked mostly with mdf all my high school life and it works for numerous furniture despite its dusty composition and weight..super easy to machine 👊👊

  47. Matt Yinger on January 10, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    you da man!

  48. jeffrey mc.keown on January 10, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    MDF is a bad material if we use it for furniture that sometimes contact with water

  49. Zakaria Chana on January 10, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I’m just learning about woodworking so I don’t get scammed by the carpenter who will do the actual woodworking.

  50. BYEC_ on January 10, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    thankyou very much sir for this very informative video

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