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07-09-2018 10:24 PM

Blanket chest lid cleats - 3 replies

I’m making a blanket chest/ toy box out of african mahogany. The top is 22” wide x 44” long. 1” thick. 3 boards glued edgewise. No breadboard ends. My first attempt had about 1/4” of cupping in the middle. I resawed along the joints, flipped some boards over and reglued. Now it is very flat. My question is –...

08-10-2017 12:28 AM

Mdf panel in pine frame interior barn door - 9 replies

I’m building a barn door for the interior of our house. Frame and panel construction. MDF panels and pine frame. Frame is sandwiched 3/4” pine, with the MDF panel in a dado in the rails/stiles. It will be painted. I’m wondering if I can glue the MDF panel to the frame, and also if I can wait to paint the whole door after...

11-28-2015 03:27 PM

Drafting Table - 7 replies

I’d like to build a drafting table similar to this. But I’m stuck as to how to secure the iron diagonal pipe supports to the legs. Anyone have any ideas?

08-29-2010 10:09 PM

Hardwood floor underlayment - 10 replies

I’m starting a new project – building a master bedroom closet storage system – shelving, drawers, etc out of maple and maple ply. Also ripping out the carpeting and installing hardwood floor. The hardwood is 1/4” shy of meeting the bathroom tile floor at the door to the closet. I’m thinking of adding a 1/4”...

06-23-2010 02:01 AM

Wedding Box - 4 replies

My nephew is getting married in Sept. I told my wife that I should build them a wedding box. She asked what a wedding box is for. I said I don’t know. Just what is a wedding box for? Whatever the couple wants? Or is there a tradition that I’m not aware of?

04-15-2010 01:48 PM

Hinge problem - 5 replies

I have a problem building a toy box using frame panel construction. I decided to make an offset frame so the legs stick out from the rails. Now I have a problem with the hinges for the top. If I install hinges on the rail, the top will hit the leg posts since they stick out farther. I can only think of 2 solutions. 1. Use door type hinges can...

02-22-2010 08:38 PM

Toy Box - 4 replies

I’m building a toy box out of alder and and walnut to have a rustic look like this by Rustic Bru. I plan to make the panels out of individual boards – probably 3-4 horizontal alder boards per panel joined by my own tongue and groove joints. I do not plan on gluing the boards together to form the panel – just dry fit. If I make ...

04-14-2008 01:54 AM

I can't stain it - 16 replies

This is my first project other than my workbench – a cherry TV stand for my mother in law. Her furniture is stained dark pine. I thought I could get the TV stand to match. I got some stain and pre-stain conditioner. But after I applied the conditioner, I don’t think I can get myself to stain it. I like it the way it is, but it could ...

04-02-2008 07:49 PM

Drawer side finish - 9 replies

I’m building a closet drawer/shelving system out of maple and maple plywood. I’m going to use wood conditioner with a dark stain and wipe on poly for the outside. Drawers are maple plywood. I’m unsure on how to finish the inside of the drawers. I’ve seen some use wax only, some use wipe on poly. What should I use?

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