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06-19-2019 05:16 AM

Multi Species Panel - Enhance Grain, but keep contrast with minimal amber - 2 replies

Good evening, In this pic you see a panel I made up – walnut, Maple and zebra wood. I want to really pop and highlight the grain of the walnut and zebra, but I want to avoid amber tint and maintain as much of the light natural color of the Maple as possible. Also, this will ultimately be a “cornhole” beanbag game, so it need...

05-05-2019 02:03 PM

Cedar Trim on 3 Season Porch - finish and spacing boards - 2 replies

Hello, I am about to trim out my screen porch (in Wisconsin, full temp and humidity fluctuations from 100 to -30). I milled some clear cedar to use, and the boards are generally 3/4” x 3”x lengths of 8-12 feet. Two questions…. 1. Do I need to leave room for expansion at the butt joints? I know cedar is generally more ...

02-23-2017 03:38 AM

Finishing solid timber 'side table" - 1 reply

Hello I have a 12”x15”x22” block of oak. It was milled from a live fallen tree 18 months ago and the end grain was covered in wax designed to seal green lumber I now want to begin sanding and finishing it and would like opinions on how to soften edges and also finish it in some type of penetrating oil… With the top...

01-18-2017 04:52 AM

Finishing/Trimming Concrete Ledge - 1 reply

Hello, I framed an office into my garage and I need to trim out this concrete ledge you can see in the pictures. The rise is about 3.5” and the ledge itself is about 2-3” out from the wall. I was thinking about simply a 1×4 up and then a 1×3 capping it (finished). Then I was debating about a baseboard on top of that o...

01-02-2017 08:19 PM

Dado Shelves adjacent to each other? - 11 replies

Hello, When using 3/4” plywood, can I use 1/4” Dados to support shelves directly next to each other, or must they be staggered. Is the remaining 1/4 ” of material enough? . In this instance, the shelves will span about 3’, but will only support a total of about 10-12lbs (empty suitcases) Thanks for your advice

12-29-2016 06:11 AM

Finish for Birch Cabinet - 6 replies

Hello, Last week, my dad and I built this cabinet for my garage. It is built from sanded birch plywood with 1×2 maple for the face frame. My intention was to paint the cabinet gray and use poly’d birch slab doors (see the other thread I just started). My wife has decided she likes the look of the wood and wants the entire thin...


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