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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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Advice on 75 year old wood

07-29-2016 07:51 PM by jwmalone

A guy just brought this unassembled chair to me. His father f...

15 08-08-2016 04:02 PM
View lilmanmgf's profile

Building A Desk: What to do with the bottom of the cabinets and how to cover a hole

08-07-2016 03:53 PM by lilmanmgf

I’m getting ready to begin my first large woodworking project, which wi...

7 08-08-2016 01:48 AM
View BullHammer's profile

What to do with T&G flooring

07-23-2016 02:14 AM by BullHammer

A few weeks ago, I received some really nice T&G Ash flooring from a frie...

9 08-07-2016 09:45 PM
View docspencer's profile

New Live Edge Slab Bench

08-06-2016 02:33 PM by docspencer

I have a nice piece of 7/4 walnut that I want to use to make a bench for our ...

3 08-07-2016 12:15 PM
View BB1's profile

Selecting clock mechanism for custom clock

08-06-2016 07:24 PM by BB1

One of the items on my project list for this fall is a custom clock for our R...

12 08-06-2016 11:49 PM
View JBrow's profile

Need Help Sizing a Refrigerator Surrounding Cabinet

08-04-2016 04:54 PM by JBrow

My question is whether I have sized the opening of a refrigerator surrounding...

17 08-06-2016 04:41 PM
View JDCrae's profile

Butcher Block Island

08-02-2016 12:32 PM by JDCrae

Hey all! I am about to get started on my Butcher Block Island, but realize...

11 08-05-2016 10:32 PM
View shwoodnt's profile

Install drawer pulls before or after putting fronts on the stack of drawers?

07-23-2016 09:02 PM by shwoodnt

The bubble isn’t perfectly between the lines for three drawer banks I&#...

7 08-03-2016 09:36 PM
View cowboyj's profile

Endcaps on a laminated workbench top?

09-09-2011 06:12 AM by cowboyj

Hi LJers, I’m planning to build up the top for my workbench by gluin...

6 08-03-2016 03:45 PM
View craftedbyadam's profile

6" thick slab of hickory for table legs. Need advice pls

08-02-2016 02:36 AM by craftedbyadam

Having trouble with loading pics at the moment so I’ll get the pics of ...

14 08-03-2016 01:31 PM
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08-02-2016 12:52 PM by rbm328

i have available to me, an almost unlimited supply of 2×6x8’ rough...

4 08-02-2016 07:45 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Need help on drawer design

07-31-2016 03:26 AM by Joel_B

I am making some drawers for the nightstand I built.I have the sides and fron...

5 08-02-2016 04:47 AM
View TDW's profile

grandfather clock plans

08-01-2016 05:57 PM by TDW

anyone know of avaiable plans for a really nice grandfather clock. My fiftie...

1 08-01-2016 06:16 PM
View bdresch's profile

New jambs for old doors

08-01-2016 02:53 AM by bdresch

I’ve got a stack of 100+ year old interior maple doors that I plan to s...

1 08-01-2016 01:31 PM
View pdxrealtor's profile

How to make a drip edge

07-31-2016 08:02 PM by pdxrealtor

I need to make a drip edge out of wood. I’m thinking a router bit would...

7 07-31-2016 11:08 PM
View jwmalone's profile

Dovetails 1/4 or 1/2

07-26-2016 06:58 PM by jwmalone

Hello guys/gals, My next project will have several drawers, a couple 7 inches...

2 07-31-2016 07:06 PM
View skogie1's profile

End grain cutting boards. Comments and ideas?

07-26-2016 05:23 AM by skogie1

I’m going to do some end grain cutting boards for christmas presents. ...

19 07-28-2016 05:31 PM
View walkerbait's profile

Help designing my planter box

07-26-2016 03:55 AM by walkerbait

Hey all, First off, I have basically zero woodworking experience. Well non...

2 07-28-2016 04:30 AM
View hackery's profile

SketchUp Cut / Parts List Solution

07-26-2016 09:01 PM by hackery

Hello I am brand new to SketchUp but as a web & graphic designer by tr...

6 07-27-2016 08:58 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Baby Crib design

07-26-2016 11:50 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So I’ve got roughly 2 months to build a crib for my first kid, excited ...

12 07-27-2016 02:09 PM

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