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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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Jatoba Kitchen Countertops

02-04-2015 03:20 AM by Sunnygirl

I want to make a kitchen countertop using Jatoba. The boards are 5” wid...

12 02-05-2015 04:12 AM
View Mark's profile

Sketchup question

02-03-2015 04:56 AM by Mark

I’m in the middle of drawing up a hutch and buffet in Sketchup. I star...

9 02-04-2015 11:03 PM
View CFrye's profile

How thick is too thick for a cross grain lamination glue up?

02-03-2015 05:29 PM by CFrye

I have a piece of pecan that is 24” wide and only 0.20” thick at ...

11 02-04-2015 07:43 PM
View rkwoods's profile

Basement ceiling

02-03-2015 07:37 PM by rkwoods

I’m doing a media room and want the ceilings black. I saw a picture on ...

2 02-04-2015 02:06 PM
View TuffO's profile

Question about panels

02-02-2015 02:54 PM by TuffO

Hello there I am look for some help on a work desk/bench that I am designing....

13 02-04-2015 12:11 PM
View CharlesA's profile

How would you make these joints

02-03-2015 02:09 AM by CharlesA

Check out this font, designed by a fellow in North Carolina. I’m curio...

16 02-03-2015 08:55 PM
View Bishop123's profile

Sliding Mirror Cabinet

01-29-2015 03:43 PM by Bishop123

My wife would like a sliding mirror jewelry armoire. My question is about th...

4 02-03-2015 03:49 AM
View Odiferous's profile

Hanging bookshelf

02-01-2015 06:01 PM by Odiferous

I’m working on the upper half of a wall for the craft room, which IR...

6 02-02-2015 11:56 PM
View dschlic1's profile

Hollow or solid legs

01-31-2015 10:47 PM by dschlic1

I am going to make a set of matching coffee table and two end tables for my f...

10 02-02-2015 02:36 AM
View Ean's profile

filling a shallow carving?

02-01-2015 07:38 PM by Ean

I’m making a box, and part of the detail I am looking to add is a shall...

2 02-02-2015 12:50 AM
View gbinco's profile

Bed Frame Design

01-31-2015 09:49 PM by gbinco

I’m going to be making a king bedroom set, I thought I’d star...

1 02-01-2015 12:51 AM
View edwood1975's profile

What should I use to fix balusters to a gate

01-29-2015 03:56 AM by edwood1975

I am in the design phase of this deck gate and I am wondering how should ...

6 01-31-2015 11:22 PM
View Woodworker101's profile

Spacing between shelves

01-30-2015 10:47 AM by Woodworker101

Hi LJ’s, I’ve been comissioned to make a pair of tall shelves ...

7 01-31-2015 10:26 AM
View PatrickIrish's profile

Software to help design? Free Maybe? Bar Cart Idea

01-21-2015 09:58 PM by PatrickIrish

I downloaded Sketchup and it’s gonna require to time to figure out. ...

6 01-31-2015 06:41 AM
View JCantin's profile

Off center mortises

01-30-2015 05:40 PM by JCantin

I’m building a bbq cart for my Big Green Egg. Legs will be 4×4 an...

2 01-30-2015 06:40 PM
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01-30-2015 12:44 AM by NoThanks


16 01-30-2015 03:23 PM
View boston_guy's profile

Installing new kitchen sink & base cabinet

07-07-2012 08:09 PM by boston_guy

Let me explain something I’m trying to do in my kitchen. The total c...

35 01-29-2015 07:49 PM
View Jim Crockett (USN Retired)'s profile

Displaying of a Rare Spanish Olive Jar

06-11-2010 02:48 AM by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

More years ago than I care to consider, while diving in Puerto Rico, I discov...

8 01-29-2015 03:28 AM
View daddywoofdawg's profile

real work bench

01-28-2015 07:48 AM by daddywoofdawg

I have a decent workbench now but it’s too light for planing and chisel...

5 01-29-2015 01:36 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Question about shelving wood.

01-29-2015 12:41 AM by RussellAP

I’m making some shelves that will sit on top of cabinets on either side...

5 01-29-2015 01:27 AM

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