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10-01-2020 09:49 PM

Dowel Joinery help...please - 14 replies

I am making a hall entry table with two small drawers. Legs are 1 3/4×1 3/4. I have a top rail and bottom rail above and below the drawer fronts joining the legs. My rails are 3/4×1 1/2. I have the rails set up so the 3/4 side is facing front. I drilled four dowel holes in each leg (2 above drawers and 2 below). I used the drill press...

02-07-2020 04:06 PM

Open Shops - Chicagoland Area - Access to tools I do not have. - 3 replies

HI, I only recently started woodworking. It is very enjoyable. Right now I am limited to a small area of my garage for my woodworking. And as you can see from the title, Chicago winters impact time in the garage for 3 months of the year. I am looking for opportunities to access a shop with a more complete set of equipment and year round access....

02-07-2020 04:39 AM

Chicago North Side and North Suburbs Hardwood Sources - 2 replies

Saw a post about places to buy lumber in and around Chicago. Listing a few I know of…please add to the list Owl Lumber in DesPlaines – locations in Lombard and Oak Lawn as well. Hardwood Connection in Sycamore on Route 64 (North avenue) – nice ride out but Sycamore is a decent little town to stretch the legs and get a bi...

07-19-2019 01:46 AM

TV Stand - 6 replies

Hi, question on a design I have for a tv stand. Making my daughter a stand 20” deep and 60” wide and 30” tall. I have purchased white oak from my hardwood dealer. Was planning on 6 legs. the four corner legs will be 4” wide by 1” thick and legs in the center (one front and one back) 2” wide by 1” th...


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