American Hardwoods
Real American Hardwoods

Glossary of Repair Materials

Boiled linseed oil
A yellowish oil that serves as a lubricant (Do not boil the linseed oil. It has already been boiled.) Where to buy: hardware and home improvement stores, as well as paint stores.

Mineral spirits
Often used to thin or cleanup oil-based paints, stains and finishes. They can also be used to remove wax buildup on furniture and floors. Where to buy: Hardware and home improvement stores as well as paint stores.

Rotten stone
A fine, abrasive limestone powder. Where to buy: Wood refinishing retailers who sell in specialty stores as well as paint stores.

An abrasive (harder than rotten stone) derived from volcanic glass. Where to buy: Wood refinishing retailers who sell in specialty stores and via the Internet.


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American Hardwood Information Center13 hours ago
Decorative millwork can turn bland interiors into memorable spaces. Minnesota-based architect Meriwether Felt installed stained cherry mouldings, trims, and casings in a master bath renovation. “The stained wood warms up the bathroom and provides richness,” he says. “The client asked for a luxurious, yet elegant feeling, and cherry fit the bill perfectly”

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14 hours ago
#DYK that half the dry weight of a tree is stored carbon and that carbon is stored throughout the life of the tree and any products made from it.

The resolute desk, made from oak, has been a carbon vault since 1880!
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NAFO Forests @NAFO_Forests
Half the dry weight of wood is atmospheric carbon. That includes the resolute desk! When we build with wood, we support working forests, and we create carbon vaults that lock away carbon for the life of the product.

This desk has been holding its carbon since 1880! #Woodisgood

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