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08-16-2017 04:12 AM

tv stand style/genre - breadboard top plus raised panel doors - 3 replies

hi I’m designing a tv stand for a relative. the dimensions will be 50 wide by 25 tall by 15 deep. I’m trying to decide on whether to do a top with breadboard ends or not. he likes the look of raised panel doors, so I’m definitely doing that. I’ve always associated breadboards end with arts and crafts pieces, and I&#...

03-06-2016 11:58 PM

Shellac followed by glaze followed by ..? - 6 replies

I am finishing an alder bath vanity and am trying to determine my finishing schedule. So far, the base coat color I like is an amber shellac – which also helps me avoid some of the splotching issues common to alder. I am then planning on some pitch black General Finishes glaze. my problem is what to use as a topcoat. the shellac spec...

01-06-2016 08:10 PM

New mag subscription to compliment Fine Woodworking - 8 replies

hi :) my brother gave me a note for Christmas that my gift was a 1 year subscription to the woodworking magazine of my choice. I’m already subscribed to Fine Woodworking. Am looking for opinions on another magazine that might compliment FWW. thanks!

10-29-2013 03:33 PM

How to shop for bandsaws - 18 replies

Hi, I am starting to shop bandsaws. My budget is around $1000. 700 of that is a store credit due to a rewards program at a local home center, so I have to buy through them or my budget is not quite so high :) Budget is somewhat negotiable based on SWMBO! My primary use for the saw will be resawing to create veneers and such. Because of tha...

03-04-2013 08:12 PM

Walk-in Closet design - 5 replies

We’re going to be building a house this summer and I’m going to build the built-ins for the closet. Trying to finalize a design and, having never done a closet before, am worried about what I’m not thinking of :) all the built ins are design at 7 feet tall. for this side, we’ve got wide slots for shoes, square slots...

03-04-2013 07:43 AM

top coat for boiled linseed oil - 5 replies

I am trying to determine how long I should wait before topcoat a walnut/maple end table I made. I cut the BLO 1 part to 2 parts of mineral spirits and then wiped it off after a few minutes. on the can, it says I can topcoat with poly. I’ve read on various forums that this is a bad idea. Should I topcoat with something? Also, how long...

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