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How many pieces come from a 4′ x 8′ sheet?

Is one 4′ x 8′ sheet enough for my next project? Use this guide that we created to figure it out today! We put together this template as a PDF that includes a legend to help you figure out how many pieces you can get out of your next sheet. We at Midtown...

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...

Pre-Hung Doors vs. Slab Only Doors – What’s the difference?

Hi all Midtown Lumber Fans! (shout out #MTLfanclub) You may not know this – but we sell doors!  JELD-WEN Doors We supply custom and made to order doors from several amazing manufacturers. Our favorites are JELD-WEN doors. JELD-WEN is one of the world’s leading...

Does Home Depot Cut Wood?

NO! Does Home Depot Cut Wood? This is a question that flies around NYC a lot, and the answer is…no! The Home Depot on 23rd Street & 6th Avenue will likely send you to us if you need lumber cut to specific sizes. So we figured  we would save you the time and...

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, also called wood band or edge band, is an inexpensive way to turn ordinary cut pieces of plywood or melamine into finished...

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 table top planer allows us to reduce the thickness of the lumber...

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...

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 melamine...