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01-29-2020 04:13 PM

Material choice for painted desk top - 18 replies

I’m going to build a desk for my 12 year old daughter. It’s going to be a simple desk, 48” x 24”, with a couple legs supporting it on one side and a small cabinet of drawers supporting the other side. And I likely an apron around to support the top. It’s going to be painted white, so I don’t need wood that loo...

11-21-2019 08:48 PM

Drawer slides for dusty environment - 16 replies

I’m building a cabinet for under my router table in my shop (which is a corner of a garage). I’m putting a drawer in this cabinet, and am curious if you have any advice on selecting drawer slides for it. I was going to just buy some ball bearing ones from a big box store, but I worry that the sawdust and garage dust will cause proble...

12-16-2018 01:38 PM

Quick finish over stain? - 6 replies

I have some Oak and Ash panels that I glued up. I stained them with Minwax oil-based stain, and then my wife painted some words/designs on them using acrylic paint. These will hang on the wall, so I’m not too concerned about protecting them (they won’t be touched or spilled on, etc.). I now wonder if I need to put a finish on them...


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