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exterior lift for outdoor trash shed lid?

09-24-2017 06:12 PM by leftcoaster

I’m building a small shed to hold our trash bins. Plan is to have two ...

2 09-24-2017 06:50 PM
View vetsin's profile

Miter Bench Design

09-24-2017 12:07 AM by vetsin

Hi all, I’m looking for some input before I go and make myself a mit...

1 09-24-2017 12:43 AM
View Dick Bentley's profile


09-23-2017 02:30 PM by Dick Bentley

Wine Bar for my Daughter Sheri. Design came from a picture in a Pottery Barn...

1 09-23-2017 04:49 PM
View toolie's profile

Labeling my projects

09-22-2017 06:35 PM by toolie

Having turned my attention to endgrain cutting boards, I’d like to put ...

6 09-23-2017 01:41 PM
View bluephi1914's profile

how to measure cabinet frame opening for double doors

09-20-2017 02:14 AM by bluephi1914

I am trying to figure out the formula for double doors for this particular op...

12 09-21-2017 02:48 AM
View ppg677's profile

Attaching legs to 2" table top

09-17-2017 04:48 AM by ppg677

I created a 38”x60” table top, in butcher block style, that is 2&...

19 09-21-2017 02:09 AM
View thechipcarver's profile

Need help with ideas for use of this wood.

09-17-2017 02:15 PM by thechipcarver

Hey Guys, Over the last couple of weeks, I have been collecting “pal...

6 09-20-2017 07:09 PM
View BentheViking's profile

What should I do with this

08-26-2017 02:38 PM by BentheViking

A few months ago my daughter and I were out on a hike at a state park and...

11 09-20-2017 07:00 PM
View William Shelley's profile

Maple door jambs?

09-18-2017 10:47 PM by William Shelley

I’m doing some remodeling work and picked up a beautiful commercial sol...

10 09-19-2017 04:55 PM
View richardchaos's profile

Not my Cup of TEA

09-17-2017 10:32 PM by richardchaos

I have some 1×6-8 pine boards that are badly CUPPED. I have a great plan...

28 09-19-2017 05:24 AM
View CharlesA's profile

Some help integrating jig hardware into a music stand

09-03-2017 08:42 PM by CharlesA

I’m going to make a music stand similar to this one: I’m c...

13 09-19-2017 01:51 AM
View JohnTM's profile

Fliptop axle

09-16-2017 01:57 AM by JohnTM

Am early in the process of making my first real project – very early. I...

12 09-18-2017 06:51 PM
View Jim's profile

Nightstand with hidden gun compartment - Need Help with Latch

09-17-2017 06:35 PM by Jim

Recently my dad asked me to make him a floating nightstand (12”x10̶...

11 09-18-2017 04:23 PM
View Ray D's profile

***HELP*** Bottom Mount Pull-out slides

09-17-2017 12:57 AM by Ray D

This may be a bit long winded and a simple answer to something I am over comp...

5 09-17-2017 05:02 PM
View leftcoaster's profile

Dual pane, backlit picture frame

09-17-2017 02:00 PM by leftcoaster

My daughter is a very serious Origami artist and specializes in tesselations,...

2 09-17-2017 02:07 PM
View Scott's profile

Kitchen Cabinet Plans

09-05-2017 11:59 AM by Scott

I’m starting to draw up some plans for new kitchen cabinets for the wif...

26 09-16-2017 01:20 AM
View Mark Shultz's profile

Crown too thin after changing spring angle?

09-13-2017 12:18 PM by Mark Shultz

I have crown molding most places in my house – it is a cove profile sho...

9 09-14-2017 08:42 PM
View richardchaos's profile

Sort of off topic

09-14-2017 02:31 PM by richardchaos

What are the best CASTERS you have used for shop tools. I cant seem to find a...

6 09-14-2017 08:23 PM
View crowlader's profile

MDF strength and tips for a first time user.

09-12-2017 02:04 PM by crowlader

I am about to start putting selling pieces in a booth at an artist market. I ...

26 09-13-2017 08:15 PM
View jivers's profile

Framing Choices for Attached Deck

09-12-2017 08:58 PM by jivers

Hi All— I’m in the planning process for a small attached deck ...

3 09-13-2017 05:58 PM

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