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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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View ArmchairLinebacker's profile

Lumber choice for outdoor dining table

05-13-2018 11:37 PM by ArmchairLinebacker

Hi, Relative newbie here. I want to build an outdoor dining tale for my back...

34 08-15-2018 12:20 PM
View Holbs's profile

New shed project question

08-12-2018 09:40 PM by Holbs

I am “almost” to the point of no return in my 12’x6’ ...

17 08-15-2018 06:14 AM
View Slicvickie's profile

Project planning

08-15-2018 12:25 AM by Slicvickie

I always seen to have at least a dozen projects either in the works or on the...

2 08-15-2018 02:02 AM
View deadherring's profile

Gas shocks for cover of outside garbage container

08-13-2018 02:08 PM by deadherring

Hi, I am building a container to hold my garbage cans outside. It will be...

7 08-14-2018 04:48 PM
View kimx's profile

Installing tail vise on plywood topped workbench

08-10-2018 10:33 AM by kimx

I built the “rock solid plywood bench” by Cecil Braeden from Fine...

4 08-10-2018 08:52 PM
View paulmon's profile

This summer's project: Building a "tiny home" chicken coop

08-09-2018 08:34 PM by paulmon

Everything has been on hold for the last month or so while I built a chicken ...

2 08-10-2018 02:01 AM
View Clarkswoodworking's profile

Best thing I found on this site hands down

08-08-2018 07:45 PM by Clarkswoodworking

Best thing I found on this site isMy new woodworking partner!He is awesome Me...

11 08-09-2018 03:52 PM
View 1thumb's profile

Should I use half overlay hinges on a frameless cabinet right up against the sheetrock?

08-04-2018 12:56 AM by 1thumb


4 08-08-2018 09:17 PM
View Gibsonman's profile

3 inch wide boards for a tabletop

08-07-2018 06:21 PM by Gibsonman

I’m getting started on a farm table for our house and have ran into a s...

8 08-08-2018 06:51 PM
View Ldc's profile

Build a bowl from a board

08-07-2018 06:06 PM by Ldc

Has anyone built a bowl from a board using compound angles ( no turning). If ...

1 08-07-2018 06:22 PM
View Slackg's profile

Need help identifying this wood

08-05-2018 12:48 AM by Slackg

I don’t know if it’s maple. It does kinda smell slightly like ced...

3 08-06-2018 07:32 PM
View Bill Berklich's profile

Router Mistake

08-04-2018 10:57 PM by Bill Berklich

Minor bobble with my router. I’m making a hall table, Pine with a maple...

13 08-06-2018 06:47 PM
View boston_guy's profile

What are these pot racks called?

08-02-2018 12:30 PM by boston_guy

See the first photo in the link below. There are 2 pot rack strips on the cei...

20 08-06-2018 02:09 AM
View Sumdume's profile

Quilt Display Rack

08-04-2018 07:32 PM by Sumdume

Hello,I would like assistance from the group.I have been asked to construct a...

6 08-05-2018 07:41 PM
View Bill Berklich's profile

Carbide Round Over Bit to work Brass

08-04-2018 01:33 AM by Bill Berklich

I’ve been thinking of using 1/4”x 1/2” brass trim on a proj...

9 08-04-2018 01:27 PM
View lumberlarry's profile

counter height bench question

08-03-2018 02:12 AM by lumberlarry

Has anyone built a 25 inch high dining bench??The build is not a problem, but...

9 08-03-2018 10:11 PM
View jdh122's profile

steel pivot hinges, question

08-02-2018 02:50 PM by jdh122

I have a set of these pivot hinges (model A on this page): http://www.leevall...

5 08-02-2018 06:25 PM
View Brett's profile

Any good furniture making books?

08-01-2018 08:10 PM by Brett

I’m not sure if this post is in the proper forum, if not, please forgiv...

4 08-02-2018 05:20 PM
View jakenastix's profile

Convertible ping pong/dining table

08-02-2018 03:08 PM by jakenastix

Hey Gents! My wife and I just a deck built in our back yard, and I’d...

1 08-02-2018 04:56 PM
View weekendwoodguy's profile

Need help trimming ugly door in the corner of a room

07-22-2018 03:20 PM by weekendwoodguy

Ok my apologies, I’m not sure I’m posting in the correct forum bu...

15 08-01-2018 07:45 PM

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