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|45 days ago||
Can someone explain plywood grades to me? - 3 replies
From what I see there seems to be ABC and D grades of plywood. But then I also see AB and BC and B/BB. And then some have numbers 1-4 also? A1, C2 etc… I tried googling this but didn’t find any definitive answers.
|57 days ago||
Is there such a thing as mid grade plywood? - 14 replies
Through google searches I’m trying to educate myself about plywood and what will work best for my purposes. I still don’t really know which is better…lumber vs veneer core and rotary vs plain sliced. So there is Home Depot Purebond ($40 for a 3/4” 4×8 sheet) which the overall consensus seems to be it’s crap. An...
|117 days ago||
Using non PT posts in ground? - 19 replies
I need to fence off my garden to keep the dogs out and I was given some 4×4 hardwood posts recently for free. I’m pretty sure that they are not pressure treated. I’m trying to do this as cheaply as possible but I would prefer that it last longer than a season. My solution to fencing it off would be to just attach some 2×2...
|251 days ago||
Dust Deputy vs Harbor Freight DC? - 13 replies
We have a small basement “workshop” with a table saw, router, sander and miter saw producing the most dust. Once in awhile we hook up things to a shopvac to collect dust but for the most part it just goes everywhere and we need to vacuum it up later. The dust is out of control so I really need to come up with some sort of dust collec...
|273 days ago||
Latex enamel vs oil and is poly needed? - 17 replies
When you are ready to enter the finishing stages of a project what are the pros and cons of oil paint vs latex enamel? Typically I use Zinsser Cover Stain oil primer and then a latex enamel paint. I have used both BM Waterborne Satin Impervo & SW ProClassic Acrylic Latex Enamel. My question is, should I do a couple of polycrylic coats over t...
|353 days ago||
Sealing Knots - 9 replies
I need to prime and paint some boards that have knots in them. I’m using dark paint, so I’m not sure if you will be able to tell if the knots bleed through? Through googling I have seen that the general consensus seems to be that in order to seal knots you need to use BIN primer or else they will bleed through. I have definitely s...
|448 days ago||
Best way to build plywood shelves with 1x2 trim? - 3 replies
Is there a common/best way to do this? I have included a picture, are these all acceptable methods? With A if you aren’t using any type of joinery method would you just use finish nails or a kreg jig? With B and C would you just glue and clamp?
|509 days ago||
Eastern Red Cedar for Outdoor project? - 6 replies
I would really like an arbor with an outdoor swing attached similar to this. I was thinking of using cedar since that seems to be a good outdoor wood. It doesn’t have to be clear and knot free since I will most likely paint, but painting rules out pressure treated lumber. I found this and the prices are great. I don’t know if that...
|901 days ago||
Using MDF on an enclosed porch? - 7 replies
I’m planning on creating shaker style wainscoting for my porch and was thinking about using MDF because it would be cheaper than real wood and I will be painting it anyway. The porch is enclosed and basically another room in the house but it does not have heat or air conditioning and I do live in New England. The walls are insulated but th...
|994 days ago||
I would like to create two drawers (similar to this) to fit inside a 30” base cabinet in my kitchen. The base cabinet is similar to this. From what I can tell the cabinet is made out of laminated particle board. There is a piece in the middle of the two doors which I would like to remove and am hoping is not structural in anyway. Can anyo...
|1006 days ago||
Is big box plywood okay for building furniture? - 22 replies
With the help of my boyfriend I’m planning on building a desk like this. When it comes to building things I would say that we are beginners. I’m not looking to build heirloom quality furniture, just trying to save some money. But I also don’t want it to fall apart or warp after we spend time and money building it. I have don...