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452 days ago

Question re: roof for workshop renovation - 2 replies

I am in the process of renovating my 12×20 shed. The original was in very bad condition due to previous termite damage, however there were no active termites and their damage did no extend to the roof or it’s rafters. I have an incredibly cheap supply of rough sawn pine here near Columbia, SC, and will be spraying it when everything ...

746 days ago

Building my Workshop... Needing some advice - 11 replies

Everyone, My wife and I just purchased a home that had a great workshop in the back. 12×20 ft, on a slab of concrete with a brick sill about 1-1.5 feet high. I pulled back some of the 1/8inch wood paneling to find that the studs were COMPLETELY destroyed by termites. So… I am rebuilding the shed from the brick sill up to the roof ...

920 days ago

Why are table legs mortise and tennoned into the apron? - 11 replies

Guys, I am stumped on what to do on this one! A customer asked for a kitchen table and specifically said that they wanted to legs to be attached inside the apron, rather than into the apron itself. Why are table legs almost always mortise and tennoned as the corner of the apron? Is it going to look funny for me to build the table the way t...

939 days ago

How many hours would a 14 ft table take you? - 7 replies

I know that these questions are entirely subjective and that your answers are not “the standard”, since I am learning that no such thing exists in wood working. I just finished a project for a friend, and well it is probably the largest thing I will ever build. It has been a great deal of fun, but now I am trying to gauge the cost...

1051 days ago

Need help with an Angle for a 14 ft long table... - 17 replies

Hello fellow LJ’s I am building a table for a friend of me and my wife’s, and I am having trouble calculating an angle for the table legs. The table is all pine, 14 ft long (I know, it’s crazy) 36 inches wide, and I want it to be 30 inches tall. She does not want normal table legs, but the “X” style legs. I...

1118 days ago

I know this is crazy... - 4 replies

I hope that this doesn’t come across the wrong way, but my granddad sent me the Festool EQ 1400 router as a gift, and I want to find a project that will really be a skill building project for the router and myself. I know that seems ridiculous and even crazy that I was given such a nice tool, but I would love any suggestions or directio...

1208 days ago

I need help with Kitchen Cabinet Doors - 3 replies

I am working on building a cabinet for my sister in law to replace a particle board one that fell on her washer and dryer after the screws came loose from the particle board. I have factored up the cost of all the supplies, but I am stumped on what to do for the cabinet doors. I am a college student and don’t have the tools, knowledge o...

1208 days ago

I need help with Kitchen Cabinet Doors - 1 reply

I am working on building a cabinet for my sister in law to replace a particle board one that fell on her washer and dryer after the screws came loose from the particle board. I have factored up the cost of all the supplies, but I am stumped on what to do for the cabinet doors. I am a college student and don’t have the tools, knowledge o...


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