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06-07-2016 08:04 PM

Built in bookcase with one curved wall - 5 replies

Hi all. It’s been a very long time for me since I’ve posted on LJ. I do have a question about built-ins. I’ve built a few in the past but I’m mainly a furniture maker. Someone has asked me to build bookcases along a blank 12 foot wall with 8 foot ceilings. Simple enough. However the left corner of the wall is actual...

10-29-2014 05:57 PM

using rough cut lumber - 15 replies

Here’s a stupid question. I am designing a desk for someone’s teenaged daughter. It’s going to be painted so I figured I would use rough cut poplar that I can get from a local mill at a very good cost. I understand the savings of using rough cut lumber if the project was intended for me or my family. However, am I really p...

05-21-2014 09:19 PM

Cabinet install over tile - 9 replies

So I’ve been asked to build a bathroom cabinet/wall unit for someone. This will be a built-in unit with a base cabinet and an open upper section with shelving. The upper will be sitting on top of the lower. There’s a three wall small area where this unit will be installed. Each wall is tiled from floor to ceiling, making it har...

11-20-2013 03:41 PM

Adding an exterior door question - 9 replies

Hi Gents. I’m looking to create a new exterior door to my workshop. Currently there is no door except for the rollup garage door. The garage is attached to my house. Adding a door presents a few obstacles that I would love some suggestions and thoughts on. The framing of my garage sits on a footing or short foundation wall that is abo...

02-22-2013 04:46 PM

yet another jointer question - 1 reply

Hi gents. Someone is selling a powermatic 6” jointer model 054 with a 3/4 hp motor for $400. I’m guessing it’s at least 10-12 years old and looks to be in great shape (according to the pictures). Does anyone other than me think $400 is a bit steep for this jointer? Is 3/4 horse enough power considering new 6” jointers...

01-08-2013 11:39 PM

woodtek jointer - 14 replies

Evening gents. I’m heading over to a person’s house who is selling a 6” woodtek jointer on CL. Does anyone one know if replacement blades are easy or hard to come by for this brand? Are most replacement blades universal? Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks,Fred

10-22-2012 11:34 PM

Acclimating plywood - 3 replies

Hi all. I’m getting ready to start building some bookcases. I’m going to use 3/4’’ birch plywood from my hardwood supplier. Should I acclimate these sheets to my shop? If so, for how long? Also, I will probably have my lumber yard cut the panels into managable dimensions for transportation purposes. Will this have...

10-08-2012 11:47 PM

Cabinet question - 7 replies

Hi. I am going to build a base cabinet with upper shelving for someone. I have a question about building the base cabinets. The person has two rolling file cabinets about 30” h x 30” w. For a total of 60” w, combined. He would like the file cabinets to sit on the floor with the base cabinet built around them; so he can jus...

07-14-2012 03:16 PM

Another structural question - 8 replies

Good morning lumberjocks. I am in need of some sage structural advice or insights. I’m in the process of renovating my attatched 12’w x 21’ deep garage into a workshop. My ceiling joists are constructed of 2×4 which span 12’ feet across and are appr. 16” on center. I’ve take down the old ceiling she...

06-16-2012 09:02 PM

Basic structural question - 25 replies

Someone asked me to build them platform for a specialized stationary excerise bike. The bike weight is about 220lbs. ( i know very heavy). She asked me to make the platform 5’ w x 6’ long x 12” high. I planned on making a basic box using 2×12. Then I would span the joists using 2×4. I would place them 12” o...

05-08-2012 05:25 PM

best wood for outdoor furniture? - 21 replies

Hey all, My neighbor asked me to make her a buffet table/cabinet that will be used exclusively for outdoors. The location of this cabinet will be under a porch in the backyard, completely shaded by trees and the porch roof. The flooring is pavers and the unit will sit up against the back of the garage. Now, I live about 5 miles from the oce...

03-08-2012 05:14 PM

Question about licensing - 14 replies

I have a question regarding whether or not to get licensed for woodworking? I’ve been woodworking for the past few years but am now reaching an uncharted territory for me….building furniture on commission. I’ve built pieces for friends and family before but now I am beginning to receive a lot of referrasl and word of mouth re...

11-22-2011 10:48 PM

Question on staining - 3 replies

For some reason, I really like Poplar wood. I love the greeny color, the softness, and the grain. My question is: would anyone or has anyone ever considered staining this type of wood? Now, I’ve made poplar moldings before but I’ve always painted them – which seems logical. I’ve always heard to paint poplar because ...

11-14-2011 11:45 PM

Question about selling your projects - 7 replies

Hi all. I’m new to this forum and relatively new to woodworking. However, my work has been getting better and am thinking about selling some of my projects. There appears to be some extremely seasoned professionals on this forum so I am looking for some advice. I’ve been reading the input from others regarding pricing out one&#...

11-10-2011 03:39 AM

Where to buy reclaimed wood - 6 replies

I live in Long Island NY and am wondering if there are any places that might sell reclaimed wood. I’m interested in building a farm table using reclaimed but have no idea how to go about buying it. Any thoughts would be helpful.


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