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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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Cool old 19th century playing card box design

09-11-2014 11:53 PM by Dan'um Style


4 09-12-2014 01:09 AM
View fladdy's profile

Entry way locker

09-10-2014 06:14 PM by fladdy

I’m building an entry way locker out of cherry for some friends, and I&...

3 09-12-2014 01:03 AM
View abie's profile

80/20 construction advice

07-08-2014 03:13 PM by abie

My son has a bee in his bonnet and wants to build/design a router table usin...

20 09-11-2014 08:18 PM
View Underdog's profile

Would you use stock 3/4" dowels or turn your own from Maple?

09-08-2014 09:52 PM by Underdog

If you had a solid maple framework project that required about 120” of ...

15 09-09-2014 03:31 AM
View Pete Jansen's profile

I NEED to figure out how to build this table - Awesome!

11-28-2010 06:14 PM by Pete Jansen

Just checking to see if anyone here has info or plans to build an expanding c...

28 09-09-2014 02:12 AM
View Joe's profile

Fall Fair Woodworking

09-08-2014 01:40 PM by Joe

The woodworking categories at our fall fair are just a little bit…dated...

1 09-08-2014 01:43 PM
View hahns's profile

pocket holes for large entertainment center

09-05-2014 02:03 AM by hahns

Has anyone ever built a large entertainment center with only pocket hole join...

13 09-08-2014 01:24 AM
View amagineer's profile

remembering dimensions

09-01-2014 09:04 PM by amagineer

I have been renovating a three story home with my brother and after taking di...

18 09-08-2014 12:20 AM
View Oneofakind's profile

Help with raised panel drawers

09-06-2014 11:25 PM by Oneofakind

I have raised panel doors with a ogee and bead style that I have from MLCS. ...

4 09-07-2014 08:38 PM
View JAAune's profile

Veneer Tech 2014 - Anyone Here Enter This Year?

06-03-2014 03:50 AM by JAAune

I’m just curious if anyone here decided to try their hand at the annual...

5 09-06-2014 06:09 PM
View Eddie's profile

How did they do it? (not your average end-grain cutting board)

08-06-2013 06:35 PM by Eddie

Hey guys, I found a picture of a beautifully unique end-grain cutting boar...

31 09-06-2014 04:23 PM
View TZH's profile

Railroad spike coat hangers

09-06-2014 01:13 AM by TZH

Hope I’m posting this in the right forum. Does anyone know where to ...

3 09-06-2014 02:51 AM
View woodengolfer's profile

Display case for a coin collector

09-04-2014 04:02 PM by woodengolfer

My father in law has been collecting coins for decades. I would like to make ...

4 09-05-2014 07:47 PM
View skogie1's profile

treasure chest for a 5 yr old boy and his cousin

09-03-2014 03:33 AM by skogie1

For Christmas this year I’m going to make a treasure chest for my 5 yr ...

11 09-03-2014 06:48 PM
View mikelaw's profile

Woodworking Bench Design - Best Use of Available Materials

03-18-2014 12:09 AM by mikelaw

I’ve finally gotten to the point where I have some time to do some wood...

23 09-03-2014 02:15 AM
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09-01-2014 02:32 PM by FancyShoes

I am curious to know how to get these sunk in looks in the chairs I have seen...

5 09-02-2014 01:51 AM
View webguy's profile

Rustic Sofa table

08-21-2014 06:00 PM by webguy

I saw the table on the top in a furniture shop in Santa Fe NM. It was being o...

2 09-01-2014 06:33 AM
View Scootles's profile

Sketchup - Can I make something for you?

06-11-2014 08:18 PM by Scootles

I’m learning how to model in Sketchup and I think I’ve come a lon...

44 09-01-2014 04:24 AM
View Absinthe's profile

Building a big comb

10-14-2011 03:21 PM by Absinthe

Next project is to build a weaving loom. Many people seem to start these proj...

5 08-30-2014 12:41 PM
View Tom S.'s profile

Cutting Boards

08-29-2014 11:05 PM by Tom S.

Has anyone made an end grain cutting board out of round hardwood dowels? I...

5 08-30-2014 12:42 AM

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