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Kitchen Shelving

03-18-2015 12:30 PM by dfox52

This is probably more of a “home improvement” project than a R...

12 03-20-2015 01:30 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Knee Horse

07-07-2014 01:35 PM by rwe2156

I recently built Chris Swartz’s version of a knee horse found here: htt...

1 03-20-2015 02:35 AM
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03-19-2015 03:48 PM by superior_man

Aloha, One of my clients is looking for either a free or inexpensive softw...

3 03-20-2015 12:46 AM
View buck_cpa's profile

Rocking chair plans

03-19-2015 05:53 PM by buck_cpa

Does anyone have any idea about this rocking chair? I want to make it, but ca...

3 03-20-2015 12:45 AM
View boston_guy's profile

Rooftop deck change: why is there a leak now?

02-24-2015 09:13 PM by boston_guy

I’m in a 12-unit, 3-storey condo building. I’m on the top floor a...

35 03-19-2015 06:36 PM
View JSOvens's profile

What would you put in a wall-hanging cabinet?

03-18-2015 08:46 PM by JSOvens

Hi all, Within the next few months (well, hopefully by the end of the year...

4 03-19-2015 12:18 AM
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02-26-2015 03:58 AM by Garbanzolasvegas

I bought one of your R4512 table saws from Home Cheapo last summer. Big mista...

29 03-18-2015 05:18 PM
View Tooch's profile

Pipe dream?

03-18-2015 09:45 AM by Tooch

A buddy of mine likes to partake in smoking a pipe from time to time (the bro...

5 03-18-2015 03:16 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Cathedral grain pointing up or down on vertical pieces (e.g. trestle leg)?

01-23-2015 08:16 PM by jimmyhopps

I know this is a personal aesthetics question, but do people generally point ...

7 03-18-2015 02:46 AM
View TrakeM's profile

Designing a large desk

03-16-2015 02:45 PM by TrakeM

I am working on a desk with the following specs: Must support 400 lbs on t...

5 03-16-2015 09:09 PM
View Simpleman1775's profile

Whiskey barrel chair

02-26-2015 04:03 PM by Simpleman1775

This is my first one. Lots of errors. Happy with final product except the fin...

9 03-16-2015 01:58 PM
View dewoodwork's profile

If you where to build it again, what would you change....?

03-15-2015 02:59 PM by dewoodwork

Do you have a project or projects you have built that have details you would ...

2 03-15-2015 09:33 PM
View rhybeka's profile

Fake live edge?

02-12-2015 11:46 PM by rhybeka

I’m sure this is considered blasphemy on some level but before you judg...

16 03-15-2015 01:21 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

What is best way to

03-14-2015 09:36 PM by FancyShoes

What is some good ways to create the name of this church/logo into a wood...

7 03-15-2015 02:02 AM
View Woodpecker23's profile

Torsion box workbench

03-14-2015 01:21 AM by Woodpecker23

I am planing on building a new assembly table for my shop and getting rid of ...

5 03-14-2015 05:57 PM
View TheThom's profile

Rough cut dining table - fancy breadboard?

12-15-2014 06:49 PM by TheThom

Hi everybody, I lurk a lot more than I post, but I figured you might give som...

19 03-13-2015 01:24 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

This show is starting tonight. Could be interesting

01-06-2015 11:44 AM by Kaleb the Swede A furniture making show on Spi...

41 03-13-2015 10:47 AM
View Elksniffer's profile

Advice on wood/plywood for painted cabinets

03-12-2015 07:53 PM by Elksniffer

My wife and I are designing new kitchen cabinets for a major remodel. She wan...

3 03-12-2015 09:34 PM
View Obie's profile

Drilling/Routing Advice

03-08-2015 01:29 AM by Obie

Oh great and wise lumberjocks, I see insight. Pictured below is something ...

16 03-12-2015 09:01 PM
View PhillipRCW's profile


03-12-2015 03:38 PM by PhillipRCW

I absolutely hate building chairs. For the most part dining chairs that are o...

2 03-12-2015 07:01 PM

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