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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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Are special 'pocket hole' screws really necessary for pocket holes?

03-17-2017 12:19 AM by danielhoer

I know many may scoff at the use of pocket holes for joinery but I’m ea...

24 03-23-2017 09:39 PM
View NewbieInWV's profile

Sizing Drawer Slides

03-23-2017 01:09 PM by NewbieInWV

Hey all, I’m designing a cantilevered nightstands in Sketchup. Since...

6 03-23-2017 03:57 PM
View mision56's profile

Green & Green Indent

03-06-2017 03:56 PM by mision56

Hi All,I’ve noticed an indent detail in some G&G pieces that looks ...

10 03-23-2017 02:51 AM
View OhWell's profile

Thin charred wood: best construction?

03-22-2017 03:50 AM by OhWell

Hi, I’m looking to char (shou sugi ban style) a very thin piece of w...

4 03-22-2017 10:47 PM
View Knappen's profile

New site for Scale modellers

03-21-2017 05:26 PM by Knappen

I have now released my new website. i would like to recieve any comments that...

2 03-22-2017 04:53 AM
View Tedstor's profile

Would MDF work?

03-21-2017 01:20 PM by Tedstor

So I need some sort of securable work space for my home office. This design s...

8 03-21-2017 06:30 PM
View docspencer's profile

A piece of elm longing for a project

03-16-2017 05:41 PM by docspencer

I’ve had this piece of elm laying around the shop for years. Finally pl...

2 03-21-2017 05:49 PM
View ric53's profile

Mid Century Modern Desk Legs

03-19-2017 06:56 PM by ric53

I’m currently building a mid century modern reception desk for a salon....

5 03-21-2017 05:57 AM
View elkevo's profile

Entryway bench design input

03-03-2017 04:34 PM by elkevo

So, I came up with a design for a small entryway bench, but wanted to get som...

31 03-21-2017 02:22 AM
View Ismael_D's profile

The Furtif Desk

03-20-2017 02:34 PM by Ismael_D

Hello,well i was looking for desk designs online for my bedroom/office in my ...

0 03-20-2017 02:34 PM
View Moosesman's profile

Rocking chair rockers

07-17-2013 12:56 AM by Moosesman

I am making a rocking chair and I’m not using any plans. Just looked at...

5 03-20-2017 04:35 AM
View WoodwolfAtl's profile

Maloof chair with cushioned seats

03-18-2017 03:04 AM by WoodwolfAtl

I would like to build Maloof inspired dining chairs . Maloof made some chair...

2 03-18-2017 02:30 PM
View scribble's profile

Baseball diamond plaque help

03-03-2017 03:47 AM by scribble

I was voluntold to make a plaque for a retiring firefighter. The person was ...

7 03-17-2017 02:35 PM
View petesox's profile

Wood Models Plans

02-08-2012 11:43 PM by petesox

I have been reading this blog for quite a while and have finally signed up. I...

10 03-17-2017 02:30 PM
View needshave's profile

Large table. concerns for expansion and contraction

03-14-2017 01:21 AM by needshave

I have many years of woodworking experience under my belt, but primarily in t...

39 03-17-2017 01:07 AM
View Walker's profile

How to attach torsion box top to base???

03-14-2017 01:47 AM by Walker

So I’m done with the base for my workbench. I’m going to build a...

8 03-16-2017 11:38 PM
View CameronKeel's profile

Help on bandsaw box design

03-16-2017 01:58 PM by CameronKeel

OK, my wife just loves these wonky band saw boxes she see’s on Pinteres...

1 03-16-2017 03:12 PM
View bluephi1914's profile

installing metal hooks for bed rails

03-06-2017 04:14 AM by bluephi1914

Does anyone know what is used to cut the slot that the hooks slide into ? ...

9 03-15-2017 03:11 AM
View JohnGreco's profile

Exotic Dowels

02-07-2010 04:58 PM by JohnGreco

Does anybody know of a source for exotic dowels? I’ve found this one pl...

8 03-12-2017 03:06 AM
View derosa's profile

how narrow is too narrow for chair legs?

03-11-2017 10:24 PM by derosa

I’m starting on a new set of dining room chairs, the plan I have calls ...

4 03-11-2017 10:59 PM

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