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2x4 Projects #1: Storage Bins

01-02-2015 01:34 AM by Paul Pomerleau | 3 comments »

Since 2×4’s are one of the most common and cheapest woods out there, I want to build a few projects using nothing but them.This is my first one in the new year.I have been using cardboard boxes for years and now I can replace them with simple wooden storage bins. You can click here to watch the video on my YouTube channel. Please let me know what you think about it. Thank youPaul Pomerleau

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004: cheap, rolling lathe stand #1: box frames, wheels, and a height change

01-20-2010 02:08 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

In early December, a little more than a week before I flew home, I decided to make mom a cutting board. However, the garage was a mess. I spent some time figuring out what I could attack, cleaning off the back table to use for flattening the board after the glue-up, building the router sled and rails to perform the flattening, and as a slipped-in, totally unrelated side project, I built a quickie rolling lathe stand on the cheap, as I’m still looking for work. When I say “on the c...

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Steve's 2x4 Challenge #2: It takes shape

01-28-2008 02:51 AM by SPalm | 16 comments »

Getting much closer. The finally assembly takes shape. It is a Krenov type cabinet. Maybe a disservice to the Master trying to build one out of a 2×4, but I wanted the largest piece of furniture that I could build, and this is what appeared. It has been fun. I am trying to figure out how to complete it. The door is not attached. It is about an eighth of an inch thick. The plan was to glue a block to the inside top and bottom of the door and use finishing nails as hinge pins. T...

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2x4 Projects #2: Quilt Tile Square

01-07-2015 12:27 AM by Paul Pomerleau | 2 comments »

This is a great gift for that special quilter that you know.Admit it… someone, somewhere has given you or someone that you know a quilt.They put a lot of hard work and pride into it, now it is your turn to make that someone special a quilt square to hang on their wall.It really isn’t that hard and all it takes if a single 2×4.You can even make it easier by using a plywood backing.So go on… you know that you want to… get in your workshop and start cutting some wood...

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A simple 2x4 and plywood work table. Easy to build.

08-09-2014 11:54 PM by Schimmel | 3 comments »

A simple 2×4 and plywood work table. Easy to build. http://youtu.be/aujUjjXDPKA

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A quick 2x4 chair

07-19-2009 04:04 AM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

On July 3rd I threw together a chair to bring to the 4th party the following day. I decided to use up some scrap 2×4s. I had no plan, no chair experience, and about 5 hours time in which to make it, so I just sort of winged-it, inventing as I went. Here’s the test-fit of the cut pieces for which I used my miter saw and band saw. It looked somewhat chair-like, at least. I used countersunk deck screws and glue. I banged pieces around in the clamps to get everything exac...

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Expandable Worktable

01-09-2011 12:07 AM by Dan | 8 comments »

I’ve recently started woodworking over the past 6 months and I’ve been getting my shop together. I needed a table that I could use as an assembly, outfeed, and work table. I got the idea for this project from the newest Shop Notes Vol. 20 Issue 115. The idea is a small footprint work table that can expand to hold a full sheet of plywood for cutting. The table also has a sacrificial top so that I can abuse the thing without worrying about it. This bench is also completely made of 2...

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2x4 Bench: A cheap Pottery Barn knock-off

12-28-2014 07:19 PM by Chris McDowell | 5 comments »

My sister-in-law sent a picture of a bench and asked if I could make one to go in her entryway. The legs on it would’ve required compound angles, which I didn’t really want to deal with so I looked for other similar benches online and found one by Pottery Barn in which the legs were only angled in one direction, not two. So I set about to make it using the pictures from the Pottery Barn website as reference. I used only 2×4’s since I can’t afford to pay for a...

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Work Bench #1: An Easy and Fast Rolling Workbench

04-12-2012 10:09 PM by Retsof | 5 comments »

I recently got back into woodworking after being laid off from a job that required so much travel that I couldn’t fit any shop time into my life. It’s been about four years since I have completed a project and in between job interviews (I’m flying to Kansas City for one on Friday), I’m building myself a few new work stations, jigs, and tools that I will need to take a crack at building some of my own furniture. First up, I needed a workbench with a nice flat surfac...

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found wood #4: quick and dirty homemade dolly (for moving huge logs)

06-12-2009 12:31 AM by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

If you recall the enormous gum tree logs I rescued recently, you might have wondered how I was going to move them all. Crushing manly strength alone? Nah, I was still pretty shot after lifting them into the truck in the first place. I slapped together a dolly out of scrap 2×4s (left over from the log rack shelves) with deck screws and some pocket holes (and screws), and a pair of rubber wheels and matching axle bolts that I ended up not needing for another project about a month back. ...

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