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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 siouxdawgs0409's profile

Lumber Imports for Sketchup

01-18-2012 08:20 PM by siouxdawgs0409

I am looking for a good library of lumber colors for my sketchup designs. Any...

4 01-18-2012 09:43 PM
View Jonwilliam's profile

Router inlay

12-21-2011 04:46 AM by Jonwilliam

I have reached an impass with trying to figure out how to make this work. I ...

7 01-18-2012 09:42 PM
View wdwrkr's profile

How to design a solid wood (no plywood) top for a trunk?

01-17-2012 02:59 PM by wdwrkr

It seems simple enough – build me a box, she says. I’ve been a...

11 01-18-2012 03:32 PM
View Oldmanwheeler's profile

Walking Canes

01-17-2012 05:27 AM by Oldmanwheeler

I make custom walking canes and I am looking for other cane makers to share i...

5 01-18-2012 04:19 AM
View ericrubash's profile

Need plans for a fireplace draft stopper!

12-20-2011 08:09 PM by ericrubash

I saw plans for a removable wooded fireplace draft stopper in one of my magaz...

5 01-17-2012 09:17 PM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Any idea where to buy cedar chest parts?

01-17-2012 02:59 PM by BinghamtonEd

So I received a cedar chest that my father-in-law would like me to repair/ref...

3 01-17-2012 05:05 PM
View Phiz's profile

How big can a shelf be before it needs to be supported?

01-17-2012 03:39 AM by Phiz

One more question, before I actually start finalizing the design of my bookca...

3 01-17-2012 04:48 AM
View Phiz's profile

Safe base dimensions Vs. Project height

01-17-2012 12:48 AM by Phiz

Hey all. I am very new to woodworking. The only project I have completed so ...

5 01-17-2012 01:17 AM
View BerBer5985's profile

Big Wood Vise or Lake Erie

12-29-2011 08:34 PM by BerBer5985

I’m in the planning stages for my workbench and I really would like a w...

4 01-16-2012 11:45 PM
View Elder's profile

Recaimed wood fence projects???

05-05-2011 06:19 PM by Elder

My neighbor just tore down a 6 ft. wood fence in his back yard and has them s...

8 01-16-2012 08:22 PM
View brantley's profile

Building a fence question

03-14-2011 04:05 PM by brantley

Im gonna be building a fence in the near future i just wanted to ask a few qu...

22 01-16-2012 08:20 PM
View Sbilly's profile

Muzzleloader range box

01-01-2012 11:42 PM by Sbilly

Im looking for pics and drawings of wooden range box. I’ve got ideas bu...

3 01-15-2012 04:40 PM
View Trekman27's profile

Microwave Cart and Wine Rack

01-02-2012 07:21 AM by Trekman27

I am starting to design a cabinet/cart (likely no wheels) to house a microwav...

1 01-15-2012 04:17 PM
View kaschimer's profile

Best Way to Transfer Design From Computer to Wood

01-04-2012 07:28 PM by kaschimer

Someone has to have done this before… I am trying to transfer a desi...

18 01-15-2012 03:37 AM
View SalvageCraft's profile

When you think "shelves" what do they look like?

01-14-2012 05:20 AM by SalvageCraft

I have been building a bookshelf for a customer. When she approached me abou...

22 01-15-2012 01:39 AM
View Kenny Dunn's profile

Thinking about a turntable....

01-14-2012 02:09 AM by Kenny Dunn

Wanting to combine two of my passions, wood and music, more precisely, a turn...

4 01-14-2012 03:18 PM
View woodbutcherbynight's profile

Bathroom Cosmetic Mirror

01-14-2012 06:23 AM by woodbutcherbynight

Recently I remodeled the bathroom, such a fun project no?, and as I am puttin...

0 01-14-2012 06:23 AM
View buildframe's profile

build fixed(picture) box bay window frame

01-13-2012 10:36 PM by buildframe

I have purchased sealed units for a box bay window. The picture and side lig...

0 01-13-2012 10:36 PM
View KevinBlair's profile

Plywood Rails and Stiles--kitchen cabinet doors

01-13-2012 04:15 PM by KevinBlair

This question has probably been asked and answered, but I didn’t find a...

9 01-13-2012 07:16 PM
View rwde's profile

Suggestions for working with salvaged veneer panels?

01-12-2012 04:30 AM by rwde

My office building is renovating the lobby, going from large dark wood paneli...

2 01-13-2012 05:16 PM

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