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DIY Lumber Tips and Wood Buying Guide

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

    Use this guide that we created to figure it out how many pieces you can get from one 4x8 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...

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...

Does Home Depot Cut Wood?

The Home Depot on 23rd Street & 6th Avenue does not cut wood. They will likely send you to us (we’ve been in Chelsea since 1962) Plus, we deliver!

Edge Tape – Transform Your Shelves Today

Have you ever had plywood or melamine cut, then realize the edges look unfinished? This problem can be solved by using Edge Tape!   Edge tape, which is also called wood band or edge band, is an inexpensive way to turn ordinary cut pieces of plywood or melamine into...

You offer a Planing Service? What’s That?!

At Midtown Lumber we stock boards ranging from ½” thick to 1 1/16”. However, there are times when a standard thickness isn’t what you’re looking for, so at Midtown Lumber we offer a planing service. Our tabletop planer allows us to reduce the thickness of the lumber...

What is Homasote?

Is homasote considered to be a wood product? Or newspaper? Homasote is a sheet we carry at Midtown Lumber that comes in 4’ x 8’ (48” x 96”) and ½” thick. It is unusual though because it is one of the few sheets we carry in the store that is not made from a wood...

You Should Use Masonite!

Masonite? What’s that? Masonite, also known as hardboard, is a type of lumber sheet that is mostly used in construction projects. Some of the uses include floor protection on construction sites to prevent floor damage, a paint surface for art projects, and as a work...

MDF and Your Next Project

What exactly is MDF? Is Medium Density Fibreboard the same thing? MDF is an acronym for medium density fibreboard. It is made from compressed pine and it is commonly used for shelving, cabinets and as a paint surface. We stock MDF in 4' x 8' sheets with thicknesses of...

Should I Use Melamine?

How strong of a material do I need?   Would Melamine work?   Melamine is a product we stock at Midtown Lumber that is made out of compressed wood products. It is also known as White Composite Board and is made out of compressed chips of wood with a white...