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04-04-2019 10:16 PM

My Take on FWW Heirloom Bed - 4 replies

Hey all, I started on a bed design, based on various pictures I found on the web. Eventually I figured out it was starting to look like the similar the FWW Heirloom bed design. It’ll be queen sized and held together with bed bolts. The mattress top is 31” off the floor and the headboard top is about 55”. It’ll be made...

03-27-2019 07:33 PM

Cutting Slats for Curved Headboard - 15 replies

I’m working on plans for a slatted wooden headboard, similar to the one below. I’m guessing that the lower joints are mortise & tenon. My question is what to do about the upper joints, the ones going into the curved surface of the top rail. Should I cut deep mortises first, then cut the curve on the band saw? Cut the c...

02-28-2017 05:02 PM

Carpentry / Stairs Questions - 9 replies

I’m finishing up the final detail work on my new staircase to the family room. At the top is a carpet-covered concrete slab. Eventually, I’ll put down wood or ceramic time (color undecided at this point) to replace the carpet. I don’t know when. The treads are oak and risers are poplar. Any ideas for what to do for the thr...

09-07-2016 10:55 AM

Anyone Build Stairs? - 20 replies

I’m looking for a good book on building interior stairs. Any recommendations? Since my stairs will made from fir, poplar, & (perhaps) oak, and there will be glue, screws, nails, & perhaps some miter joints – I’m calling it a woodworking project. As opposed to carpentry. That’s why I’m asking on this fo...

08-29-2016 12:53 PM

Looking for Plans - Small Media Center / TV Stand - 4 replies

I’d like to build a small media cabinet to go under our TV. Approximately 60×28x20. Something sort of like this one we found at a local furniture store: Has anyone built something similar? Has anyone found plans? Plans don’t have to be free; I’ll purchase a copy if necessary. Thanks for your assistance!!

08-29-2016 12:45 PM

Grizzly G1022Z Table Saw - 1 reply

Anyone? Very good condition Grizzly G1022Z 10” table saw / mobile base. Cast iron left and right extensions, no rust. Fence is true & table is flat. Included are multiple zero-clearance inserts, a riving knife attachment, & a safety guard. It’s currently wired for 220v/1ph and can easily be re-wired for 110v. $325. I&#...

12-23-2015 03:59 PM

Design Feedback Wanted - 12 replies

For my double double bed project, with the exception of the posts, I’ve not started to cut wood for the headboards. Here’s what I have now: All wood is red oak. The posts are 3.5×3.5, the (curved) top rail is made from 6/4, and the top plate will be 1×5 or so. Here’s the problem: It looks plain. Even wi...


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