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03-31-2017 03:42 PM

Bamboo vs Cedar - 4 replies

I’m in the planning stages of make a Barley Harvest Grandfather Adirondack Chair. I just saw that Menard’s have 1X6X12’ Bamboo decking for $.99/linear ft. My question is this viable wood to use for outdoor furniture? Can it be glued, sanded, and stained? Or should I spring for Cedar which is $.55/linear ft. more?

12-17-2012 01:50 PM

Jointer made in China - 8 replies

I found this 6”, 3/4 HP jointer on Craigslist and it appears to pretty hefty (wt 165 lb) and in very good shape. The owner says one of the knives is a little high but all are in good shape. The gentleman who owns it says it has no manufacturer name or model number. He does have the manual. The asking price is $175. Has anyone e...

04-12-2011 04:39 PM

2X2 table legs - 8 replies

I have a set of plans for a coffee table in which they make the 2X2 legs by riping 1X6’s at a 45 degree angle and gluing the four sides together. Has anyone tried this method and is it worth the extra work? An 8ft. 1X6 red oak is $14 and the 2X2s are $19 at my local mill. If I make the coffee and two end tables it would be a savings of...

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