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02-04-2018 07:57 PM

French Cleat wall - Why did you chose your spacing? - 5 replies

I recently moved to a new house and am starting to work on the specific details of how to layout my new shop space in the 3rd stall of my garage. One thing that I am planning to add is a section of french cleats to hang up frequently used tools. I have searched around and see everything from 1.5” cleats spaced 1” apart to 8”...

09-05-2015 10:14 PM

Where can I find "Trackless" sliding cabinent door HW - 7 replies

I am working on a cabinet to hide my wall mounted TV and I want to do sliding doors but don’t want them to have to ride inside of a track. Below is a picture of what I am talking about I found on the web, you will see that the sliding doors are hung on the front by the slides and do not ride in a track. They look to me to be similar to ...

07-15-2015 03:15 PM

Need some Hinge Advice - 1 reply

I am working on a design for a cabinet to hold kids art supplies. I plan to have some ‘stuff’ hanging on the inside of the doors, currently I am thinking about removable cups for things like pencils and paint brushes, a metal board to hold small magnetic containers, and a hanging ‘magazine rack’ to hold sticker sheets,...

05-23-2014 03:05 PM

How can I cut curve in beech counter without bandsaw - 8 replies

I have 2 islands in my kitchen that I am planning on replacing the tops with the Ikea beech counter tops On both tops I want to cut a gentle curve along one side and round the corners on one of them. I don’t have a band saw or drum sander. I was toying with the idea of trying to...

09-28-2012 11:14 PM

Save me from a foolish mistake with Canola Oil - 27 replies

Due to a really stupid move on my part I spilled Canola oil on a nearly finished side table project made with Red Oak. Had it in the kitchen to show it off to some friends and was trying to cook with it sitting there. I wiped off the bulk of the oil with paper towels, but of course some soaked into the surface. What is this going to do to ...

09-19-2012 05:31 PM

Anybody used these bradpoints? - 9 replies

I found these Montana Brad-point bits in a local store and was wondering if anyone has used them and what they thought?

08-27-2012 10:02 PM

Using Tags to find things - 7 replies

Been around here for a little while now but was trying to use tags for the first time today to look for specific project themes. Is there a way of selecting multiple tags when searching? “all of these” or “Any of these” or “these but not those” Examples:‘Cabinet’ but not ‘kitchen’...

10-01-2011 06:33 AM

Foolish mistake (screws through the benchtop) - 16 replies

I attempted to attached the top of my new workbench tonight and now have screws sticking up through it, the pointy end. I used pocket holes from the bottom with 2.5” screws, the rails are fir 2x and the top is 2 layers of 3/4 plywood. I did several test pieces before I began and should have had the screws ending 1/4” before com...

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