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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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The Anarchists Tool Chest‎

51 days ago by thedude50

I have decided to build this chest but am stuck on materials. I don’t h...

22 41 days ago
View Sawdust2012's profile

shelf strength

42 days ago by Sawdust2012

I am making a tv table adapted from a creole table plan in Fine Woodworking. ...

1 42 days ago
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47 days ago by SKlaus

Good evening everyone, I have been given the opportunity to be a part of a...

11 42 days ago
View bbc557ci's profile

Cradle dimensions??

42 days ago by bbc557ci

Well I found out a few days ago I’m gonna be a grand father :o) This w...

5 42 days ago
View Belg1960's profile

Elevated Deck Ideas???

48 days ago by Belg1960

Good morning folks, the Mrs. and I are going to be adding a deck this Spring ...

4 42 days ago
View MrRon's profile

Thinking outside the Box

48 days ago by MrRon

I follow these forums pretty regularily now that I am retired. I read most of...

2 42 days ago
View SawdustTX's profile

Sagulator alternative? (shelf thickness calculator)

45 days ago by SawdustTX

Trying to determine drawer bottom thickness for some new hardware cabinets in...

6 42 days ago
View jimmyhopps's profile

drawer side stock for wide (30"x22x7.5") drawers

44 days ago by jimmyhopps

I see a lot of recommendations saying that 1/2” maple/poplar etc is ade...

4 43 days ago
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Where to buy these hinges

44 days ago by drpdrp

I inherited a box like this and I think it is really neat. I’d like to...

4 43 days ago
View Mammatus's profile

Need Design input on table: Symmetric or Asymmetric?

57 days ago by Mammatus

OK – I’m building this table for my mom from a beautiful slice of...

9 44 days ago
View rkwoods's profile

Insulating for media room

53 days ago by rkwoods

I’m putting a media room in my basement. Any suggestions on insulating...

3 44 days ago
View Notsquare's profile

Jointer in feed out feed system.

76 days ago by Notsquare

So I am really sorry if this is kind of a known thing here, this would be ne...

11 45 days ago
View krisrimes's profile

Metal table base

46 days ago by krisrimes

I am getting ready to start work on a dining table that calls for a metal...

3 46 days ago
View CBeats's profile

Cutting Board "Signature"?

46 days ago by CBeats

This may be the wrong place to ask this question, but I’m just going to...

3 46 days ago
View sabo's profile

Plans from woodworkers journal

46 days ago by sabo

Im looking for a article from woodworkers journal Jan 2009 .it is a design fo...

2 46 days ago
View rg33's profile

suggestions for building this please!

47 days ago by rg33

So the mrs. has tasked me with redoing the laundry room. Ive already tore ou...

13 46 days ago
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48 days ago by realm_of_wood

Just a novice here. I want to build a spinning dvd/blu-ray tower. I was going...

7 47 days ago
View jack43's profile

Tails or Pins?

48 days ago by jack43

I’m building a saw till to hang on the wall. I want to use dovetail joi...

8 47 days ago
View MalcolmLaurel's profile

Attaching glass?

47 days ago by MalcolmLaurel

Got an interesting dilemma here. I have this nice laurel root, which I sawed...

3 47 days ago
View Hanman's profile

Having builder's block, need advice

48 days ago by Hanman

For some reason I have scratched my head and cussed and scratched my head som...

2 48 days ago

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