Timber News, Articles & Blog Posts

Stay informed with the latest developments, trends, and insights in the world of timber through our dedicated Timber News & Articles section. Whether you are looking for the newest advancements in sustainable forestry, tips on timber care, or updates on the global wood market, our curated content keeps you at the forefront of all things timber. Explore a wealth of information designed for professionals, hobbyists, and anyone passionate about wood and its myriad uses.


How to Accurately Calculate the Weight of Wood for Design Projects - A Comprehensive Guide by WooduWeigh - Posted on Friday, 29 March 2024 at 20:10
How to Accurately Calculate the Weight of Wood for Design Projects - A Comprehensive Guide by WooduWeigh In the realm of architecture, design, and structural engineering, precision is not merely a preference; it is a fundamental requirement. Calculating the weight of wood accurately is essential not only for the practical aspects of design and construction but also for adhering to the United King... read more

Wood Weight Calculators vs. AI Tools: Precision Meets Flexibility - Posted on Wednesday, 06 March 2024 at 18:42
Wood Weight Calculators vs. AI Tools: Precision Meets Flexibility In the realm of woodworking and construction, the accuracy of wood weight calculation is paramount for transportation, structural calculations, safety, and costing. While AI tools and Large Language Models (LLMs) like Chat GPT offer flexibility and a broad range of insights, specialised tools like WooduWeigh provide unparalleled pre... read more

Wood Moisture Content and Weight: Things You Did Not Know - Posted on Wednesday, 07 February 2024 at 14:30
How Moisture Affects the Weight of Wood: A Simple Guide Understanding how much wood weighs is crucial, especially when you are dealing with custom and bespoke wood products. But, did you know that the weight of wood is not just about how big or small it is? A lot of it has to do with something called moisture. Here at WooduWeigh.com, we know how tricky it can be to get your head around these idea... read more

Toxic Wood - Posted on Wednesday, 13 September 2023 at 08:33
Diving into the lesser-known hazards of working with wood, this eye-opening blog unravels the potential health risks posed by wood and wood dust. From allergies to severe respiratory issues, uncover the surprising dangers hidden in this natural material. Learn about the specific woods to watch out for and the essential safety precautions every woodworker should follow. Read on to ensure your passi... read more

From Sawdust to Software: The Rise of AI in Woodworking - Posted on Tuesday, 29 August 2023 at 23:02
Are you ready to revolutionize your business? Look no further than Wooduchoose.com, where we are harnessing the power of AI to transform the industry. Our latest blog post dives into the rise of AI in construction and woodworking and how our innovative tools are leading the way. Do you struggle with efficiency, customization, or staying ahead of the competition? Need to know what wood to use for a... read more

How AI Will Change the Wood Industry - Posted on Wednesday, 19 July 2023 at 11:34
Are you curious about how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact the construction industry and the wood sector? Our latest blog post dives into the potential changes and challenges that AI brings to the construction and wood sectors. From understanding the pain points to exploring solutions, this post will provide valuable insights for all in this space. Don't miss out on this informative read t... read more

What is Tongue and Groove Boarding? A Comprehensive Guide - Posted on Sunday, 26 February 2023 at 10:45
Tongue and groove boarding is a centuries-old technique in the UK, offering a strong, seamless connection for wood panels, making it ideal for both interiors and exteriors. The method involves interlocking panels via a tongue on one piece and a groove on another, allowing for wood movement and preventing warping or gapping. While traditional and effective, alternatives like shiplap offer different... read more

How Chat GPT and Other AI Platforms are Revolutionizing the World of Architecture and Design - Posted on Friday, 16 December 2022 at 14:58
The article delves into the intriguing world of Chat GPT and its potential to transform the architecture and design industries. Highlighting Chat GPT's ability to generate human-like responses, it explores the model's training on conversation transcripts and its proficiency in crafting detailed project descriptions, proposals, and even conducting research. The narrative acknowledges the challenges... read more

Introducing Woodubuy - the new service from WoodU - Posted on Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 16:33
Dive into the future of timber shopping with Woodubuy! Simplifying your woodworking projects, Woodubuy brings instant access to a wide range of Planed and Sawn timber, directly to your screen. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, this platform is designed to be your go-to timber resource. Enjoy the convenience of real-time purchases, alongside valuable insights, tips, and industry news. Fo... read more

Wood Jobs | Wooduwork - Posted on Sunday, 16 October 2022 at 13:06
Dive into the world of woodworking and discover a career path that's not just about crafting beautiful items from wood, but is filled with diverse opportunities within the timber industry. Whether you're hands-on at the workshop or behind the scenes, there's a place for you. From apprenticeships to direct experience, the routes into this fulfilling career are as varied as the jobs themselves, incl... read more

Wood Weight Calculator - Posted on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 23:03
Explore the world of woodworking with technology at your fingertips! Introducing Wooduweigh, an innovative tool designed for architects, engineers, timber merchants, and wood enthusiasts to estimate the weight of wood without physical scales. Whether it's for transportation, construction, or manual handling, Wooduweigh simplifies the process with an easy-to-use online calculator. Understand the im... read more

Timber Treatment - An Overview - Posted on Friday, 22 July 2022 at 08:34
Uncover the essentials of timber treatment in our comprehensive guide. From preventing decay in outdoor use to enhancing durability, we explore various methods like Tanalisation, double vacuum low-pressure treatments, and surface applications. Ideal for anyone looking to extend the lifespan of timber in construction or landscaping, our guide details processes, considerations, and the best treatmen... read more

Defects in Wood - Posted on Friday, 22 July 2022 at 08:33
Wood, in all its natural beauty, also carries with it the history of its growth, manifested through various defects and characteristics. While some see imperfections, others see unique features that add character to the woodwork. From bark inclusions that tell the tale of a tree's struggle to grow, to the artistic patterns of spalting, each defect holds a story. Our comprehensive overview delves i... read more

Moisture Content of Wood - Posted on Monday, 04 April 2022 at 13:39
Delve into the intricacies of wood's moisture content and its crucial role in the material's movement and stability, especially when used outdoors. Our guide illuminates the impact of environmental conditions on timber and provides essential advice on achieving the ideal moisture levels for various applications. Whether for construction or design, understanding and managing wood moisture content e... read more

Architects, do you specify the right wood? - Posted on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 at 11:53
Choosing the right wood is crucial for architects and designers, focusing on aesthetics, durability, and how wood ages. The wood durability league table, a comprehensive guide available in the UK, assists in this selection, offering insights into various timbers' longevity. Wooduchoose extends its support further by offering exclusive access to CAD (DWG) timber mouldings for architects, aiding in ... read more

Wood Sustainability League Table - Posted on Monday, 26 June 2017 at 12:07
Discover how to select eco-friendly and sustainable hardwoods with our comprehensive league tables. These tables evaluate the environmental impact of timber, considering factors like foresting practices and availability in the UK. Ideal for those looking to make informed choices on sustainable wood for their projects. Gain insights from a blend of international sources and our joinery industry exp... read more

Figure in Wood - Posted on Monday, 26 June 2017 at 12:05
Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of wood figures, where the natural beauty of wood is celebrated through its unique patterns and textures. From the elegant rays of quarter-sawn oak to the intricate bird's-eye spots in maple, each type of figure tells a story of growth and transformation. Discover how various cutting techniques unveil stunning visual characteristics, such as the rolling wa... read more

Glossary of Wood Terms - Posted on Monday, 26 June 2017 at 11:01
Navigate the complexities of woodworking with our comprehensive glossary of terms, designed to demystify the jargon. From air-dried timber to the nuances of xylem, this guide is essential for anyone delving into the world of wood, whether you're a seasoned craftsman or a curious novice. Discover the distinctions between hardwoods and softwoods, learn about the processes behind wood treatment, and ... read more

Our Only Renewable Resource - Wood - Posted on Monday, 26 June 2017 at 10:33
Wood, hailed as the renewable resource of the 21st century, stands at the forefront of sustainable materials. Its role in combating climate change and accommodating a growing population through sustainable construction is unparalleled. Delve into the virtues of wood, from its carbon-storing capabilities to its strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal. However, the narrative doesn't end with its ... read more

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