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10-31-2018 06:41 PM

Mid Century Modern Table - 5 replies

Well, I thought this was finished, but I’m asking for that last little bit of help. This table has been constructed with wood joinery and glue, no screws. I was pretty proud of it, but unfortunately it’s not extremely sturdy. You can see in this video, when I put pressure on the table, it rocks back and forth. This is mainly notic...

01-06-2018 07:36 PM

Will UV Rays Come Through Window to Dull Wood? - 5 replies

This isn’t so much fine woodworking as home improvement, but thought the principals were applicable. I just put some window trim, and got it all squared up with shims etc. Had to make sure it fit before I finished it. We want to keep the natural look of the wood, as we are going for a modern Scandinavian interior design look. I was ...

11-18-2017 08:05 PM

Rockler Taper/Straight Line Jig - 6 replies

I bought this recently, and the instructions say to put the jig in the miter slot on the table saw, and trim off the excess section of the jig to establish a zero clearance zone. However, my Grizzly Table Saw’s miter slots are fairly close to the blade when using this jig. Following Rockler’s instructions, I’m going to cut into...

09-29-2017 12:38 PM

Looking for a light colored wood. - 4 replies

I’m looking to build an old looking table. I recently purchased some reclaimed pine from a local reclaimed wood shop. The stuff looks awesome, it’s got nail holes, mill marks, etc. Only problem is, the stuff is so porous that anything you put on it darkens it like crazy. Ends up going from a honey color, to a wet mud color. I...

08-15-2017 02:29 AM

Not getting a smooth epoxy finish - 17 replies

I’m using epoxy to go over a slab of black walnut. My first coat looked a little blotchy, so within the 5 hour window from the instructions, I added another coat. However, it’s still looking a little blotchy. Better, but still not perfect. It’s mainly trowel mark lines, brush lines, and things like that. I’ve seen videos ...

04-26-2017 07:16 PM

Is there a durable finish that won't alter color? - 3 replies

I just finished sanding the floors at our new house, and we’ve decided we want a very light wood. Our current house we are selling has white floors, so we understand the cons of having light floors. That being said, do any of you have recommendations on how to finish these? The raw wood looks just how we want color wise, but obviously ...

03-24-2017 10:59 PM

What to do with checking lumber. - 4 replies

I just got my hands on a fair amount of walnut stock. It still needs to be planed and cut dimensionally once it dries. However, I noticed some bad checking on some of the boards. Some cracks are going down the wood about 3 feet. I know with minor cracks you can use bowties, but I feel the gaps I’m talking about are a bit too substantial. S...

05-03-2016 12:45 AM

How can I remove this tile from the plywood? - 20 replies

This may fall more into carpentry than fine woodworking, but I figured I would ask. I just bought a new house, and am redoing the floors. I ran into an issue… We have this parquet tile attached to the plywood sub floor. I am having a heck of a time getting it off. I tried cutting all the way around the tile section, in hopes that I could p...

04-14-2016 08:43 PM

How can I stabilize my dresser? - 10 replies

I’m making a simple 6 drawer mid century modern dresser using 1/2” birch plywood. I used pocket holes to attach everything. I’m nearing the end and I’ve noticed it sways left and right very easily. It’s as if my rectangle design can be turned into a parallelogram by just lightly giving some force on one side. What c...

02-19-2016 02:19 PM

How can I get the flattest white surface? - 10 replies

I recently built a small filing cabinet, and painted it white. I chose to build with pine since it’s cheap and would be painted anyway. Unfortunately I can see accents of the wood grain through the paint. It almost looks like imitation wood siding. I’m now building some more furniture that i need white, and want to see if there is...

11-28-2015 08:16 PM

I can't get the right color with stain. - 5 replies

I’m building a table top, and going for a sort of antique honey/brown look. I’ve played around with various Minwax stains. However, I’m using pine, and with certain parts of the grain, they stain quite different than other parts. On my current piece, it’s almost brownish grey and orange. I am wanting less of a range of co...


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