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|62 days ago||
Finishing Cutting Board - 4 replies
I just finished a 17”x23” maple/walnut cutting board. The board is 1 3/4” thick. This is only the 2nd board i have done. When i sand it down good and apply the oil what else do i do? The last time i did one i remember the grain rising after i put the oil on it. Do i just hit it lightly with a sanding block when this happens bet...
|62 days ago||
Building covered patio structure - 6 replies
I am going to be building an gable roof open structure over my patio outside. Right now i have a 14×17 slab. Im wanting to expand it to roughly 17×20. I just have a few questions on materials so i can price materials at this point. Would 6×6 pt’d post suffice. (This will be free standing but close to the house) For the ro...
|70 days ago||
Stain on Cutting boards? - 10 replies
Just wondering if anybody has ever used stain on a cutting board? Ive got a decent amount if maple and cherry but im wanting something dark brown to contrast with the maple. Ive for quite a bit of really pretty white oak i could use. If you were to stain some if the wood im guessing you would need to put a bar top finish/resin on it to keep it f...
|369 days ago||
Best finish for white oak table? - 16 replies
I built my wife a dining room table out of some thick white oak. The top is 1 1/2” thick. The wood is really pretty. Originally she wanted a dark colored stain to contrast withthe light colored hardwood floors but she is really liking the natural color of the white oak wood. Im not very experienced in finishing wood or furniture that that....
|435 days ago||
Im an amateur at best woodworker. Ive only made adirondack chairs but my wife has asked me to make her a dining room table. I have some really nice 1 5/8” white oak lumber. I have the table top together. Its roughlyroughly 28 square feet. I was looking at the table legs at lowes and home depot and noticed some had a threaded bolt out of th...
|482 days ago||
Table saw blade for ripping thick oak lumber - 5 replies
Ive got a craftsman table saw that needs a new blade. If im wanting a blade strictly for ripping boards how many teeth should I look for. Home depot is my only option to buy from locally so if anybody has any reccomendations from there it would be appreciated. Thanks
|482 days ago||
I need some guidance on how much to sell some oak lumber for. I have roughly 350 linear feet of some real nice thick old oak lumber. Just about all the boards are 1 1/2” thick and 10-12 ft long. They range in width from 8”-12 ” give or take. There are a few boards in there that are 14-15ft long and 15” wide . These couple...
|621 days ago||
How should i apply fence stain? - 7 replies
I am trying to figure out how i should apply a weather proofing stain to my fence. I live in a small town and none of the tool rental places rent out sprayers. WIll a brush and roller work? I know it will be labor intensive but i dont mind that. For the most part i was wondering how much more stain i will go through by rolling/painting as oppose...
|658 days ago||
Pocket hole jig with thick lumber? - 7 replies
Im in the process of making my wife a dining room table from some thick 1 1/2” thick oak lumber. I went by our local home depot and they only had 2 choices…a kreg for100 bucks and a general tools kit for 40 bucks. I went the cheaper route and was not pleased at all. I will be returning it tomorrow. It seems that with the angle of thi...
|784 days ago||
Behr Weatherproofing Wood Stain question - 7 replies
I built a fence at my house in march-april and was planning on putting a finish on it this next week when im on vacation from work. Im leaning towards using the Behr Weatherproofing Wood Stain for Decks and Fences. Ive heard good things about it. Its kinda pricey at $159 / 5 gallons. but ive heard its one of the top products out there. The 5 gal...
|889 days ago||
Powder Post Beetles ?, what do you think? - 19 replies
A few years ago a man gave me a good bit of rough sawn oak and poplar. They are all very thick and wide cuts that would be ideal for different projects. Only problem is when i inspected the wood a few months ago i noticed signs of powder post beetles. I couldnt go through every single board because theres roughly 350 board feet of wood in there ...
|898 days ago||
designing indoor furniture - 3 replies
I mostly build outdoor furniture but my wife is wanting me to build her a entertainment center / table. I was hoping to get some input from some more experienced builders. I plan on using some good quality oak for the project. My question is what kind of joinery should I use? Biscuts, pocket holes, what? Table will be roughly 6 ft wide as our tv...
|949 days ago||
Stain/Paint/Waterproofing fence question - 24 replies
I just finished building a fence at my house and i was wondering what is the best way to protect it from the elements? Ive seen fences with stain, some with paint, some with water seal. Whats going hold up the best.
|1002 days ago||
Building a fence question - 22 replies
Im gonna be building a fence in the near future i just wanted to ask a few questions about some things i wasnt 100% on. Im using 4×4x8 post,,,how deep should i have my holes? 2 ft? Should i use concrete on every post? They will be 8ft apart How much space betweeen my dog eared pickets should i allow? How far off the ground shoul...
|1022 days ago||
Buying wood in bulk from Home Depot - 21 replies
In the next month or so i plan on buying about $1,500 dollars worth of wood and materials to bulid a fence around my back yard. Has anyone else bought materials to build a fence from HOme Depot? If so are they negotiable on a price or can you get them to deliver the wood?
|1034 days ago||
How to get rid of wood boring beetles? - 14 replies
Ive got several hundred board feet of oak and poplar thats covered under a structure. Its been stacked and stickered for probably a year and a half and i was looking at it the other day and saw small piles of wood dust. Im thinking its some sort of wood boring insect. How do i go about killing them?
|1050 days ago||
How do you do this? (pergola) - 32 replies
The wife is wanting me to build her a pergola. I dont think i will have a problem building it but i cant figure out how exactly part of it is constructed. Maybe this is because i have not seen any plans for building one, i was planning on designing my own. Included is a picture of a pergola for reference. How is Slat A attached to Slat B? I real...
|1054 days ago||
Flooring in my shop attic question - 14 replies
Ive got a 20 ft x 30ft shop at my house thats 5 years old. The structure is made of cinder blocks. The main area in the shop is 20ft by 20ft with a small room in the back. Right now there is no flooring on the rafters and i would like to put some there to utilize for storage. The rafters are 2ft apart and are made of 2×8’s i believe. ...
|1078 days ago||
Anybody got pictures of a Ammo Storage Cabinet? - 5 replies
Im looking for some plans/ideas/pictures of some fellow members ammo storage cabinets. Ive got surplus of ammunition and since i moved in my new house i dont have a great place to store it. Just looking for some ideas!
|1113 days ago||
Help with refinishing a table top - 6 replies
Im not very experienced in refinishing furniture but my mom is wanting to refinish her kitchen table. Its made of heart pine boards. Should i take the finish off first and sand it down smooth and then re apply a finish?