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01-14-2011 05:58 PM

Kids Bed Legs and Rails - 4 replies

I am in the middle of designing my daughters bed and torn on if MDF will be sufficeint enough to use as the head board, foot boards, and legs. I will use poplar to do the rails. Everything will be painted white to replicate a Pottery Barn bed my wife and daughter are set on. My question is do I make a hollow leg with MDF or is there a method ...

09-16-2010 07:39 AM

Staining Steamed Walnut to match air dried walnut - 3 replies

I picked up some walnut that was steamed and liked the grain patterns. I ended up picking up some thicker stock from another source that has been air dried for about 4 years. After Ripping and planing its obvious the color is much deeper in the air dried walnut. Without going back out to purchase more boards just to match is there a trick to get...

09-09-2010 03:12 AM

Cutting 12/4 Black Walnut with Jet Proshop Table Saw - 2 replies

Just wondering now that I have my hands on the 12/4 stock i have been looking for I need to make long straight cuts thru the wood. What I am wondering is that the blade being that far out of the table sorta freaks me out and wanted to see how others do this. Should I cut 1 3/4 inch cuts on either side? I am trying to get 2.5” x 2.5” ...

09-06-2010 08:40 AM

Walnut Tree Farm - 10 replies

A family member who owns a walnut tree/ raisin farm is occasionally having to clear out walnut trees that fall over or whatever reason. He said they would pull out of the ground and cut in 10-12 log sections and I am welcome to come take them as they get them including the stumps. They typically give to guys who cut up for firewood but told him ...

07-29-2010 05:35 PM

Using Contractor Table Saw for Furniture? - 26 replies

I am debating on waiting until I can afford a cabinet saw or go with a contractor saw to get me by and wait a little longer before I get the cabinet saw. Obviously there is a huge price difference and if money wasn’t an object I wouldn’t be asking however it is. My question is anyone using a contractors saw for furniture and or ma...

05-25-2010 06:53 PM

Black Walnut Board Selection? - 11 replies

I am torn in my decision process on selecting Black Walnut Boards for Coffee table and 2 end tables. Before I get drilled I am aware or the “Its from a tree not a paper mill” theory and respect it. However I am torn if I should allow my table tops to show the knots and cracks or buy boards with the least amount to avoid the knots. Do...

05-21-2010 07:36 PM

How do you create the rough cut mill looking texture? - 26 replies

Without running boards to a mill are there methods used to create the rough cut and rough scraped wood. Similar to the texturized hard wood flooring seen in custom homes. Was curious how people are achieving this on hard wood. Anyone know the process? Thanks


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