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06-30-2020 01:56 PM

Japanese Sunrise Dovetail Joint - 3 replies

Not mine:

06-04-2020 03:10 AM

Applied grid onto glass - 14 replies

Seven windows apprx 60”x20”, non operational, glass rectangles w/stop. She wants wood, no plastic. 9 lites. I’m going to get the smallest mull I can find, cut to fit. How adhere to glass? Need to do both sides so you can’t see back of mull and adhesive from outside?

05-29-2020 03:53 PM

Pressure treated or just primed and painted - 4 replies

Something like pic to be installed under front porch. No ground contact except grass and weeds. Also something similar to be installed on front porch, under cover, at landing as gates to keep pets and kids on porch. Want to use door hinges not gate hinges, I work by myself so those strap hinges will be a pain to hang. But a 2×4 frame so ...

05-27-2020 06:12 PM

Lattice Below Porch - 2 replies

Self explanatory but they want a set of latticed double doors. Simple frame out of PT 2×4’s. But I’m thinking I’ll need to set two 4×4’s [notched to attach to band so they flush out w/front of band] in concrete to hang door/hinges from. Thoughts?

05-21-2020 02:48 PM

Under Cabinet Task Lighting - 13 replies

For a home office, not kitchen. Need good light for working. Plug in strip or something. Probably not hardwired. One run is 24”, other approx 60”. Any suggestions? Thanks

03-12-2020 10:58 PM

MDF Slab Cabinet Doors? - 39 replies

Millwork shops nearby won’t do them. They’ll glue panels, I put battens on, no guarantee re warpage. Client doesn’t want battens, wants flat doors and drawer fronts and I already cashed his check. I don’t have a shop, but maybe size myself with straight edge and skill saw. Doable right? Overlay doors, wrap edges with hard...

03-08-2020 02:02 PM

Help with cabinet doors so they'll open? - 28 replies

I have to two upper cabinet boxes, approx. 24” wide, with 2 doors ea, four total, butting up to each other. Frameless with four overlay doors. Where cabinets meet in middle, doors will hinge side to hinge side. I can’t see how full overlay hinges will work, or even partial overlay w/o doors rubbing or binding on each other. Similar t...

02-29-2020 04:56 PM

Drawer Fronts Close onto Front Edge of Work Surface? - 1 reply

Murphy bed in between two base cabinets, drawer/door boxes. Client wants all on same plane in front with doors proud. He hates face frames, filler, blank spaces in general. Depth of Murph is at 15 7/8, plan to fab boxes at same, install overlay doors which will then finish out at 16 5/8 so overlay doors can open free. If I do this, then drawer f...

02-20-2020 10:31 PM

Full Overlay Door Hinges - 22 replies

If you have a frameless cabinet, 15” outside-outside, constructed of 3/4” plywood, one door, how do you size door for full overlay hinges? Isn’t the full overlay not the full 3/4”, so to have same reveal on each side of door, shrink width to 14 3/4” providing an eighth on ea side? Blumotion cliptops for frameless fu...

02-15-2020 04:00 PM

Anyone Done Wine Peg Wall Like This: - 5 replies

5’ above benches x 11’ wide plus a wing wall on both sides at 5’h x 6’ w. Approx. 1,100 bottle storage w/1,100 pairs of pegs which equals 2,200 holes to be drilled. Best price I can find on on XY brand of neck out pegs is $11.48 pair plus hardware runs at $12 pair. So he’s at $13,200 in pegs alone. Skinning walls...

01-27-2020 09:46 PM

Peel-N-Stick It Edge Banding? - 12 replies

Haven’t done much edgebanding. Had good luck with an iron 0n product from Rockler and bad luck from an iron on product from HD, edgemate. A few years ago I worked with a guy who ran his own cabinetshop and he swore by the peel n sick it. Richelaue has the Fast Cap peel n stick in Birch at $40 for 250’. Would be a big time saver fo...

12-25-2019 05:23 PM

How to estimate painting costs? - 11 replies

I’m a shade tree cabinetmaker sweating for bucks through woodworking. Do many custom closets, built-ins, shelving systems, etc. I don’t like to paint but I can do good job. I don’t spray. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Two hutch type builtins, similar to see pic below if I can upload. Base cabs at 36”h x 60...

10-23-2019 02:48 PM

Will paint cover blue PVC glue? - 9 replies

I’m wrapping 6×6 posts w/PVC 1 bys to make columns. Butt joints. Should I use that blue PVC glue to attach sides or will titebound suffice? Will primer and paint cover that PVC glue? Thanks

10-21-2019 03:05 PM

Pocket screws good enough? - 16 replies

Question regards upper part,shelves, in rendering. 25.5 deep, 88” h, 80”w are overall dimensions. Trying to avoid cleats. Birch plywood will be used. All gets painted. As is now,no back, but maybe a 1/2” back wouldn’t be a bad idea. All built on site.Pocket screws hold them shelves and/or how would you highly skilled prof...

09-27-2019 01:46 AM

How do you rip plywood with circular saw to ensure square cuts? - 36 replies

Used to have an 8’ straight edge with clamp.Broke it and now all the ones I see aren’t very good. I use a straight 1×4, clamp ends but need to shoot brads for no deflection. Time consuming, brad holes in material,but accurate. Like the plunge saws but they are pricey. Have a bunch of 8’ 45*rips to do. Thinking of making a ...

09-22-2019 05:47 PM

Another Pricing Question - 4 replies

I’m horrible at estimating time needed. I’m incredible slower than I think. I’ve found 4x materials works for custom finish carpentry projects, closets, built-ins, pantry’s, etc., but I don’t include installation in price just the materials x4. You that use a similar formula for pricing, do you include installati...

02-16-2019 04:35 PM

No shop? No drill press? Well worth the $30 - 2 replies

02-09-2019 02:41 PM

Pair of 7-0, 2-6, 3/4" Bypass Doors Hung Inside Cabinet Box - 3 replies

Similar to pic.

02-02-2019 03:36 AM

Attach Newel Post to Existing Front Porch steps - 4 replies

Front porch pictured. Handrails on ea side of wood stairs. Looks like I’ll have to add 2 newels on porch also for rails to attach. Ideas or suggestions? Thanks

01-19-2019 01:52 PM

Hand Pulls for Drawers w/o fronts - 6 replies

Something similar to pic. Drawers are approx. 30”w x20”d x7”h. I’m thinking come over 10”, down 2” on a 45 degree, over 10” and up 2” on a 45. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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