i am pretty good with my hands
i can build pretty much anything when i set my mind to it
my only problem i can never figure out type of wood
looking @ wood unless there is a sign above i have no clue what type of wood
i am looking at
what is (hardwood) & (particleboard)
i need 1 sheet of each 4x8
Hardwood doesn't come in sheets unless you're talking about plywood.
In that case, go to home depot and look for a sheet of either birch or
red oak plywood.
Particle board looks like glued-together sawdust, which it is.
This may be tough to explain, but I'll try... Masonite is a mild brown
color and is typically available in 1/8th, 1/4th and somewhat thicker when
used for batten board house siding. Peg board is generally made of
masonite. One side is quite smooth and even a bit glossy, while the other
side generally has a cross hatched texture. The material is somewhat soft
and a bit pliable. It is not very heavy in weight. The material will not
do harm to a saw blade.
Particle board is made of coarse bits of wood particles like might come from
a table saw with a coarse blade and are secured together with something much
like a resin product. The color is much like a pine board might be.
Typical thickness are 3/8th. 1/2, 5/8th, 3/4th and some thicker for special
applications The material is brittle and will not stand much flexing.
Thickness tends to be pretty uniform and both sides are quite smooth.. The
material tends to be heavy in weight. Because of the material holding the
particles together, it can do damage to a saw blade after extended cutting.
It is common to use particle board for the base of a counter top, but
masonite would be too flexible.
At last resort... ask the clerk to show you the difference!
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