Plywood Structure, E4E, and Hemp Wood
This episode I talk about how plywood doesn't tear itself apart with wood movement, bugs in plywood, rounded corners in 2x4s, and a new product called Hemp Wood.
The NYT Magazine did a great article on the genetically engineered American Chestnut, but also recapped the history of the blight and how vital the tree was prior to the blight that is worth a read.
- Charles confirms that slabs are everywhere and not particularly interesting in figure and grain in Atlanta.
- Jason asks about the structure of plywood and its strength
- Omer has bugs in his plywood and asks about returning it to the dealer
- Aaron wonders why 2x4s have rounded corners
- Shawn wants to talk about Hemp Wood
Nominate Your Local Yard
I would love to feature some local lumber yards on the show and start some conversations about the lumber biz with these folks. Write in to the show and let me know of a lumber business that you use and why you want to nominate them to be a guest on the show.
Andrew V says
I’m a little behind on episodes. I remember this article as well as your conversation in a previous episode about the American Chestnut tree. I’m happy to say I have 4 12″ tall seedlings in my yard that are now growing really well. I did some research with the U of M extension for suggested trees in Minnesota and the American Chestnut was on the suggested to try list.
I’m excited to see where these trees go and how they develop. Starting with seedlings means i have quite a few years before the trees will even look like trees but it’ll be interesting to watch the growth process. Now i need to figure out tree care. It’s not really a species that has a lot of documentation on when to prune and how to prune.