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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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Woodworking Calculators in Excel Free Download

06-05-2015 02:41 AM by bruc101

I have a lot of woodworking calculators I’ve had for many years. They&#...

5 06-07-2015 01:36 PM
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Kitchen Design Questions

06-03-2015 04:13 PM by Lukeg199

I am at the point now where my shop is finally ready to handle cabinet making...

21 06-07-2015 02:36 AM
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The tree trunk bookcase

06-04-2015 11:10 PM by MelKel

Hi! I was hoping someone could give me an idea of how to recreate a tree trun...

10 06-06-2015 06:07 PM
View Planeman40's profile

A simple desk with a hidden compartment to copy. A weekend project.

06-04-2015 01:49 PM by Planeman40

We are all looking for easy projects to accomplish over a weekend considering...

1 06-04-2015 02:44 PM
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Free wood calc software

06-04-2015 12:07 AM by daddywoofdawg

I have a project I want to try,it calls for 56 lin ft of lumber,but there are...

2 06-04-2015 01:37 AM
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Flip Top Workstation - width/depth vs height w/o being top heavy

06-03-2015 07:06 PM by Underdog

In an effort to avoid all the lifting and shifting I’ve been subjecting...

7 06-04-2015 12:30 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...

12 06-03-2015 07:40 PM
View Don's profile

Walnut Chess Table

06-01-2015 11:55 AM by Don

Hey folks, I’m in the middle of building a round, pedestal base ches...

6 06-02-2015 10:05 PM
View boston_guy's profile

Installing prehung door 101

06-02-2015 04:08 AM by boston_guy

I bought a prehung exterior door to replace a very old one (the condo buildin...

10 06-02-2015 07:41 PM
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06-02-2015 02:02 PM by GaryCN

Anyone know where I can get plans for this?

7 06-02-2015 06:43 PM
View Jasoninsacramento's profile

Butcher Block Kitchen Island

08-11-2014 11:12 PM by Jasoninsacramento

Hi everyone! I’m an amateur and I’ve been creating beautiful cutt...

5 06-01-2015 11:35 PM
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Making a Bed for the First Time

05-31-2015 03:25 AM by pnewelljr

14 06-01-2015 01:44 PM
View Timer's profile

Lid close - drawer lock mechanism

05-31-2015 02:26 AM by Timer

I’m planning a footstool with a top that flips up to reveal tool storag...

1 05-31-2015 06:43 PM
View JeffP's profile

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...

15 05-31-2015 12:50 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’...

13 05-30-2015 02:13 PM
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 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 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

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