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Looking for information on designing your projects? Having difficulties reading project plans? Looking for help with computer programs such as Google’s Sketchup? Use this forum to discuss the ins and outs of project design, whether it is with paper and pencil, computer programs, or some other creative technique.

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The sky is falling...

05-29-2015 10:04 PM by JeffP

I was tempted to put this in the “safety” category. No doubt the...

9 05-30-2015 02:28 AM
View DBordello's profile

Purpleheart for large furniture

05-29-2015 05:39 PM by DBordello

I am planing on building a modern grandfather clock for my house. I was insp...

11 05-30-2015 02:20 AM
View Dan'um Style's profile

Interesting Doors ................. Photo Blog

04-27-2013 01:40 PM by Dan'um Style

Saw this photo and am inspired to share with my lumber BUDS. As Lumberjock...

627 05-30-2015 02:05 AM
View HazyDavy's profile

Using an old footlocker top

05-28-2015 03:06 AM by HazyDavy

Hi. Does anyone have any ideas of how to use/display this? It’s ...

2 05-29-2015 03:55 AM
View bhacksaw's profile

Structural advice and a chance to whine

05-27-2015 10:06 PM by bhacksaw

I have my 20 year high school reunion coming up this summer. I was contacted...

6 05-28-2015 08:42 PM
View GreenAsCanB's profile

French Farm Table

05-27-2015 09:47 PM by GreenAsCanB

Hey guys. I’m really new to woodworking (as in, haven’t done ...

29 05-28-2015 06:48 PM
View Shubha's profile

When is a table top too heavy for just four legs?

05-26-2015 10:22 PM by Shubha

I’m making a coffee table out of an old bowling alley lane and it’...

11 05-28-2015 04:48 PM
View boston_guy's profile

Anyone ever-used outdoor oil on a deck?

05-10-2015 10:35 PM by boston_guy

Since I have to put on a clear coat sealer when I finish staining my deck, I&...

25 05-28-2015 02:27 PM
View Beams37's profile

Bowling Alley Flood ??

05-27-2015 01:57 AM by Beams37

I have seen several benches and other pieces made from old bowling alley. Whe...

2 05-27-2015 06:28 AM
View thelodge's profile

quilt ladder

05-27-2015 02:45 AM by thelodge

My wife is wanting me to build her quilt ladder. I am very new at woodworking...

1 05-27-2015 03:10 AM
View Holbs's profile

Curious: work bench engineering. Why not 5 legs instead of 4?

05-27-2015 12:59 AM by Holbs

If you look at planing, joinery projects, etc… most things are done in...

5 05-27-2015 03:01 AM
View Keith Sonefelt's profile

Challenge Coin Display

05-26-2015 05:57 AM by Keith Sonefelt

Any of ya’ll have any plans for a challenge coin display you’d be...

4 05-26-2015 04:41 PM
View TheWoodfather's profile

Fit It - The Simple Cutlist Generator

05-26-2015 01:04 PM by TheWoodfather

Hi everyone, I’ve been working the past few months writing a program...

0 05-26-2015 01:04 PM
View DBordello's profile

Grandfather Clock Design

05-25-2015 11:11 PM by DBordello

I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about grandfather clocks, an...

2 05-25-2015 11:31 PM
View Darrin7616's profile

Park picnic wine table anyone know where to get plans?

05-14-2015 01:24 AM by Darrin7616

5 05-24-2015 02:36 PM
View edwood1975's profile

Curved Firepit Bench

05-22-2015 05:25 PM by edwood1975

I want to make this curved firepit bench below, I saw someone make it without...

11 05-24-2015 01:32 AM
View Decentral's profile

Wood beam reception desk

05-22-2015 08:47 PM by Decentral

I am a complete amateur. That being said I’ve purchased my wood and am ...

3 05-23-2015 01:20 AM
View Holbs's profile

Knotty Alder... any cons on using it for a hand tool cabinet?

05-14-2015 03:42 AM by Holbs

Now that my Jet 15” Planer is done… time for a hand tool cabine...

15 05-21-2015 12:36 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

dovetail box bottoms

12-26-2012 09:10 PM by bobasaurus

I was wondering how all of you deal with bottoms on your dovetail boxes. If ...

23 05-21-2015 09:59 AM
View mcg1990's profile

How to build a round table apron?

05-20-2015 04:08 PM by mcg1990

I’ve been asked to build a round table of 60” diameter. It has a ...

8 05-20-2015 10:16 PM

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