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05-06-2017 12:48 AM

wood filler - 2 replies

Hello,I am finishing up a bookcase and put some trim around plywood desktop. See image. There is a gap between the two that I’m trying to get rid of. What product is best to fill in this gap so it is not visible? Any tips and tricks would be appreciated. thanks.

01-17-2017 02:47 AM

Confirmat Screws - 3 replies

To those of you who build cabinets, do you have a preference on what size Confirmat screws you use? I was going to buy a bunch of them online through mcFeelys, but they come in 2 main sizes it seems: 7×50 mm and 5×40 mm. Also, do you need a different drill bit for each size? They’re not cheap. Should I stock up on bo...

01-16-2017 09:11 AM

Bookcase around window - 4 replies

I’m planning a project that would put bookcase around the periphery of a window (see photo). I’m trying to figure out how to secure the bridge on top of the window. I’d like the book case to have same depth all around the window (about 11.5 inch depth). Nothing heavy will be put on the bridge (no books, maybe just photos or...

01-01-2017 06:00 PM

built in bookcase - 6 replies

I’m planning a built-in bookcase and cabinet around a window in my daughter’s room, and there is an electrical socket in the way on the side wall, and a floor vent exactly where a cabinet (with doors) will go. Any suggestions on how to overcome these 2 issues? I was thinking about having an electrician come out and just shut do...

11-28-2016 02:23 AM

Prefinished Birch Plywood Cabinet, type of paint - 5 replies

Hello, I’m building a cabinet out of prefinished birch plywood which I’m using for the drawer fronts, and wanted to paint it white (or off-white actually). My question is what type of paint to use (brand), and whether I should sand and/or use primer prior to painting, for best results. Also, should I use oil-based paint, or l...

07-13-2015 02:33 PM

flattening the top of a log - 17 replies

I’m relatively new to woodworking, I’m trying to build a log dining table out of logs I cut in my backyard. The logs will serve as the legs of the table, they are big, about 2 foot diameter. I’m trying to flatten out the top of the logs… I thought I cut them straight off the tree with my chainsaw but they’re pret...

06-30-2015 03:35 AM

Finishing Cedar and Maple - 2 replies

I need advice on how to finish a coffee table I’m working on. The legs are made of logs I cut from a dead Maple tree in my backyard. The top is Cedar that I bought at Lowes, that I’m gluing/nailing to a 2×4 plywood. I read somewhere online that you should never use any varnish on Cedar. Is this true? So I cannot use Dani...

06-29-2015 04:13 AM

nail gun question - 14 replies

I’m relatively new to woodworking, am in the process of building my shop. I’m looking to buy a nail gun and wanted to see what you all would recommend. I want something that is easy to use and does not take up much space as I have a small shop. thanks!


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