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DIY Lumber Tips & Wood Buying Guide

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?

At Midtown Lumber, we like to give our customers the tools we use to collaborate with them on their next project! We are working on a template to allow you to figure out how many pieces you can get out of a standard (48” x 96”) 4’ x 8’ sheet of plywood. Of course if...

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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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Does Home Depot Cut Wood?

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!

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Edge Tape – Transform Your Shelves Today

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...

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

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...

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What is Homasote?

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...

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You Should Use Masonite!

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...

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