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01-11-2019 08:03 PM

Table Top with Different Width Boards - 2 replies

Hi all, Are there any issues with making a table top with different width boards? The table will have breadboard ends. I have some 6”, 8”, and 11” hard maple boards to make a table top out of. The table width will be 36” wide so my original plan was to use 6 – 6” boards. Seems wasteful to cut the wider b...

01-06-2019 07:00 PM

Trouble after dying maple - 6 replies

Hi all, I am finishing the base of a table which is made of maple. I am using general finishes dark brown dye. The first coat went well but after the second coat, the dye almost looks “caked” on in the areas. It’s like spotty, different than splotching I think. It looks like it dried spots of stain. The grain isnt visiable. M...

01-04-2019 04:48 PM

Planer Sled for Face Jointing - 9 replies

Hi all. I am having issues using a planer sled to face joint some longer boards. My sled consists of one piece of 3/4” melamine and I use shims and hot glue to stabilize the board. When I run it through the planer and put a straight edge on it, there is a dip in the middle. It removes more material in the middle than at the ends. This is h...

11-02-2018 01:14 PM

Laminating Boards for a Table Top - 11 replies

This might be a weird question but I was asked to make a table for my sister and she wants it made out of hard maple (I tried getting here to choose something different but failed). After spending some time looking at tables, she wants a table with a thicker top 1.5”+. I am having trouble finding some good 8/4 stock to make the table ou...

02-16-2018 05:14 PM

Panel Thickness for Painted Cabinet Doors - 1 reply

Hi everyone, The majority of the cabinet doors in my kitchen have warped and/or have the wood bleeding through the paint. I bought the house from someone who “flipped” the house but all the kitchen cabinets were poorly made out of cheap pine and they didn’t prime anything. My wife asked me to repaint them but I think I will ...


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