Thursday, September 23, 2010

Which wood is the "hardest"?

a. White Ash
b. American cherry
c. Hard Maple
d. Red Oak

Answer: Wood "hardness" is measured using the Janka Hardness test. Of these species, Hard Maple has the highest level of "hardness".

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Only 3 weeks left before our Fall Open House!!

Click here to visit our website and learn more about the exciting activities we have planned for the whole family on Saturday Oct. 2nd! You can also preview some of the first items entered into our silent auction!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Weekly wood question: What main factors influence autumn leaf color change?

Answer: Lack of water and sunlight.

The decrease in sunlight and water during the fall months causes photosynthesis to stop. Once photosynthesis ceases, trees will change color, loose their leaves and rest for the winter, living off the food they produced during the summer.