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09-30-2018 05:07 PM

help with box steps - 6 replies

trying to figure out how to attach the top box to the base for a 2-step freestanding stair. pocket holes? metal rods? corner blocks? straps? i’m using 2×6 lumber; the entire set is 80” wide, 27” deep and 12” tall.

07-19-2018 09:17 PM

advice on my new wood finishing shop - 5 replies

should prob add i’m in southeastern coastal va, very little snow, 5/12 roof slope. decided to start finishing my pieces in a new shed; 12×20 gable pre-fab. the shed roof (made by graceland sheds) was made using simple trusses, 16oc, which get in my way and i’d like to open up the ceiling. my plan is to sister 2×...

04-03-2017 02:33 PM

She Shed / guesthouse - 28 replies

hiring subs to help build my shed. once i order the doors, skylights and windows, and make sure they’ll be delivered on time, my concrete guy can set his forms i’ll have an 8×24 shed built, with a lean-to roof. it’s built deep on the lot, and to comply with setbacks, within 2 feet of the side of the house. the low shed ...

01-29-2017 05:58 PM

asking for help with counter support - 21 replies

i’m finishing up my laundry room redo; i’ve mounted RTA cabinets (bought before i knew how to build a cabinet!), and built the base cabinet with pull out drawers that fits between the washer and dryer. before i bolt the base cabinet to the wall, i’m trying to figure out how to build the countertop. what size ledger board...

01-20-2017 02:21 PM

rec on face frame with stained birch plywood - 5 replies

before i start buying my wood, i’m working on the final dimensions for a custom closet. i plan on using 3/4” birch plywood for the carcass and shelves. not sure what kind of wood to use for the face frames since i want to stain (light) or clear coat the entire project. not all the face frames are in the image below, had to break for ...

01-17-2017 03:57 PM

squaring my square - 12 replies

this is so aggravating! took my combo square down off the rack, squaring up the end of a piece of wood that i’d sworn i cut square. hm, it’s not…dang it!used the square on the factory edge of new plywood. wow, my plywood’s not square either?? hold the phone!ran a line up the ruler, flipped it over and ran another line. th...

12-30-2016 08:21 PM

bow down the length of pine when ripping on my tablesaw - 18 replies

i’ve seen this issue online, have had friends say the same thing happens, but no one has told me why, or how to correct. when i rip a piece of wood on my tablesaw (it’s just an inexpensive skil from lowes), if it’s solid wood, i get a small bow down the length of the wood, as if the middle of the wood has wandered away from ...

12-30-2016 02:49 PM

input on drawer slides - 7 replies

hi all, found my new passion a year or two ago; began by making a queen storage bed, progessed to more storage beds, side tables, console tables, end tables, dressers :-) so far, i’ve installed the cheezy-sort of slide (the euro slide with nylon rollers). ok for the job but doesn’t hold much weight and only 3/4 slides are what ...


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