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DIY Lumber Tips & Wood Buying Guide

Shou Sugi Ban – Japanese Art of Finishing Wood with Fire

Shou Sugi Ban – Japanese Art of Finishing Wood with Fire

Shou sugi ban or 焼杉板... Is the Japanese art of preserving and finishing wood using fire. The technique originated in 18th century Japan as a way to make cypress weatherproof. It has recently gained popularity as an interior and exterior wood treatment due to the...

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Outdoor Dining Barriers

Outdoor Dining Barriers

Our clients at the Canary Club used the shou sugi ban technique to create these outdoor dining barriers for their outdoor dining setup! It all starts with 3 things: 1. Pine, here they used 1x12 pine cut-to-size.2. A small blow torch, with attachment.3. A wire brush....

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Custom Plywood Planter Boxes

Custom Plywood Planter Boxes

Streets all over NYC have been closed to accommodate outdoor dining. We built these custom planter boxes for Cafe Habana in NoLita. These planter boxes are the perfect solution for any *socially distanced* outdoor dining setup.

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Wood Shapes Cut

Wood Shapes Cut

Get those wood shapes cut so you can focus on completing your next DIY project! We have worked with many people like you to cut wood into many different shapes and sizes. Take a look at some of the work we have done in the past. Contact us to get started on your...

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How to build DIY wood shelves with plywood!

How to build DIY wood shelves with plywood!

Contact us today for custom cut wood to build your own DIY wood shelves! What about the hardware? We've done our research, and learned from our customers... Pipe Decor has an Amazon store that is really great. And of course, the local favorite Brooklyn Pipe for custom...

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DIY Desk

DIY Desk

As working from home is gaining popularity, so is the need for an upgraded work environment! When you spend hours working each day, having a desk that suits your needs is critical. We offer custom cut lumber to make your DIY desk project an easy task. Your setup can...

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How Many Pieces Come From A 4′ x 8′ Sheet?

How Many Pieces Come From A 4′ x 8′ Sheet?

We at Midtown Lumber like to give our customers the tools we use to collaborate with them on their next project. We created this template to allow you to figure out how many pieces you can get out of a standard (48” x 96”) 4’ x 8’ sheet. Use this guide that we created...

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Do You Use Bevel Cuts for Your Projects?

Do You Use Bevel Cuts for Your Projects?

A Bevel Cut is a cut along the edge of a board at an angle other than 90 degrees. By tilting the blade of the table saw it allows us to customize the edge of a board and create a custom piece of lumber for you. Most bevel cuts are made at 45 degrees, but bevels can be...

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