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  1. General Woodworking Discussions
    Hi, I just ordered a motorized standing desk - frame only. I would like advice on building the top to go with the desk. it is L-shaped and pretty big - roughly 6’ for the “big L” and 5’ for the “short L”. What wood would be a good choice? I don't have a jointer, does that mean I need to use...
  2. General Woodworking Discussions
    Hello friends, I've been out of the shop a while working on other stuff, but now I am converting a spare bedroom into a nice office.I'm buying most of the furniture, but I want to build a wall to wall desktop, approximately 12 feet long. Finding a 12 foot long desk surface, or even butcher block...
  3. Projects Workbench/track saw cutting table

    I wanted a portable bench that could be used as a cutting table with the track saw. Some of the things I wanted with the bench was clamping ability, a vertical sliding fence and, a track saw track hinge mounting and support. I started with two Kreg Track Horses and then built a frame for the...
  4. Journal Nightstands Part 3

    I "think" this is the third part, but the new format makes it hard to tell. Anyway, I glued up the carcasses after staining the drawer web faces for the three that are stained. I put on some drawer runners (have to pad out the inner rail offset: I fitted the top. Since the top is the upper...
  5. Quick Boot Bench

    My brother called a couple days ago and wanted this for a Christmas gift. Since there's no reason to wait till the last minute, I decided to get it done right away. After all, he gave me 5 days to make it. 4 feet wide, 2 feet deep and 3 feet tall. Made of Beetle Kill Pine. Several coats of...
  6. Eucalyptus Burl Razors

    Knocked out a few eucalyptus burl Mach III razors this weekend. Plenty of mini-strokes along the way working with all of the voids and internal bark. Ended up turning down to near finished shapes and then filling all voids with 5 minute epoxy, then turning (light scraping with spindle gouge)...
  7. elm TV table

    It's a table for our LCD TV and DVD player. Drawer is for CDs and DVDs. It's made from european elm. Drawer is from birch. All finished with 2 layers of hard wax oil.
  8. bedroom vanity

    a simple bedroom vantiy 1.5" sq. tubing frame birch plywood painted to specs. against my will. lol hand painted flowers and hummingbirds. 5 coats of clear finsh to protect. twoo pull out drawers and a seat
  9. befor after showcase

    little by little I get familiar with the interest of wood workers here and try to present them better and more attractive projects. I dont know what I should call this kind of furniture, we call it here in Iran 'vitreen' but I think in english I should call it 'show case'. It has made of beech...
  10. Walnut cube wood accent Stool / Table ~ Hourglass style

    Walnut cube wood accent Stool / Table ~ Hourglass style 12X12X18 Cutting the piece in this way exposes more of the colorful heartwood & lightens the piece for reasonable shipping. More pics at http://www.around-the-bend.com & in my ebay store...
  11. Castle/bookcase

    The Wood Whisperer (Marc Spagnuolo) posted the plans for this castle/bookcase several weeks ago and I built it for my great-granddaughters (ages 1,3,and 5). They are into princesses and Disney type castles, so I took liberties with Marc's design and added the tower and flags. Also modified the...
  12. Turtle Stool

    Nothing fancy: just a turtle. Rip the legs at about 10 degrees before the profile is cut out.
  13. Figured Bloodwood and Curly Maple table.

    This side table was designed totaly from scratch by me and my wife for the art gallery it will be going in. The top is a piece of bloodwood I stumbled upon at a local lumber yard and honestly didnt know what I was going to do with. At one point It almost got turned into book ends for a customer...
  14. Adirondack Chairs

    Here are a couple of chairs I made a while back. They're made of cypress. I stole the idea for the folding mechanism from somewhere on the internet. My more recent attempts (not pictured) eliminate the pegs, which are a problem to make without a lathe (I made these from 2 different sizes of oak...
  15. Granddaugher's desk

    This was a labor of love for our granddaughter's 5th birthday. She just went crazy when she saw it. She already has it stocked. I found an you tube for making a writing desk and a the manual for a pressed wood desk kit, combined a little of each to come up with this desk. It's all red oak...
  16. A small octagonal top table

    I post this Small octagonal top table for three reasons. Firstly to demonstrate an application of the Octagon form previously posted. Secondly to demonstrate a method of making a leg for a table or whatever that is not only solid (even if made out of narrow pieces of wood and in great part...
  17. Old Round Table Restoration

    Old Round Table Restoration I was given the task to restore and paint an old round table and put a mirror on the top. 1. First I remove all the brass hardware - fix all broken and misaligned parts and sand the table to remove the old varnish 2. I cover the newly exposed wood with two coats of...
  18. Wooten Desk

    Some time ago I received a copy of the Fine Woodworking magazine that had a picture of a Wooten desk on the cover, I knew at that time I would like to build such a desk, I searched for plans but could never find them as some of your readers have, anyway I thought that this would be the year to...
  19. Walnut burl coffee table

    I obtained a unique piece of walnut burl recently where I was told that it was harvested from a burl where 2 breeds of walnut were grafted together when the tree was very young. Whether its just a good story, or actually true doesn't matter, the grain is unusual and attractive. I threw...
  20. #2, Walnut Dining Table

    The story starts here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/245338 Up to now, my wife, child, and I have been using portable pop-up trays to sit down and eat dinner. Now we have this - I just moved it into the house tonight. Chairs will be project #3 or 4. I'm thinking my wife's vanity might have to...
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