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357 days ago

Building blocks - 6 replies

I am making a building block set for kids. With the blocks should I make the edges smooth or just leave them. Should I make them different colors or leave them natural. What would you guys make them out of pine or hardwoods. I know these are questions I don’t really need to ask but I just wanted to get other guys opinion on them.

371 days ago

Wood burner - 4 replies

What is a good brand of burner to burn my business name into my cutting boards. Is there one brand that is better than the other one.

374 days ago

Cutting board material - 9 replies

I am thinking of making some cutting boards to sell. What is some good kinds of wood to use. I have used maple and cherry before but I don’t know what other kinds would be good. Any ideas would be helpful.

377 days ago

Building a china cabinet - 5 replies

I want to build a china cabinet for my wife I am looking for designs or ideas. I am going to make it out of maple. Have any of you guys built one before. How tall would be a good height for one. So any ideas or information would be helpful.

400 days ago

What to make next - 6 replies

I make beds currently with my business. I am wanting to add a new piece of furniture. I am throwing around a couple ideas but not sure. I have thought about a play table to go along with my beds for kids. Should I stay with furniture for the bedroom or should I go with a piece of furniture for another room. And if I stay with bedroom furnit...

490 days ago

2x4's - 3 replies

I am making a bed for someone and I calculated wrong on what I needed. So I have 3 2×4’s extra now. What would be a good thing to use them for to make something out of them. What are some things that would be easier to sell and would sell quicker. By the way they are maple boards. Any ideas would be good. Thanks Nate

512 days ago

Smaller items - 12 replies

What are some smaller items that are good to make and that will sell. My main things are furniture but i thought of making smaller things when I don’t have any furniture to make. So what are some smaller items I could make. And where would some good places be to sell them. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful.

531 days ago

Wood or concrete - 14 replies

I’m am thinking of building a shop like in the next 6 months. My question is should I do a wood floor or a cement floor. What would you guys put down if you were going to build one. And tips or suggestions would help. Thanks Nate.

552 days ago

Water base stains or stains in general - 1 reply

I am wanting to know if there is any stains out there that a business can use without getting like government codes. I need a stain that I can use that I don’t have to go through the government to use. I got a uncle with his own business and he has to change the air in his shop like 6 times every hour for safety reasons. So is there any...

553 days ago

Quarter sawn oak - 8 replies

For quarter sawn oak what is the thickness of it. And if you were making a dining room table how thick would you make the top. Thanks Nate

579 days ago

Coffee table - 5 replies

I am working on a small coffee table it measures 17” wide by 22 1/2” long. My question is what thickness should I use for the top. Should I use 2” or 1” for the top. I am using 1” for the top of the one I’m making now. That’s all I had in my shop to use. So what would you use. Here are a couple of ...

588 days ago

what to make with 2x6's - 14 replies

I have a lot of 2×6’s left over from making furniture. They are like 2 feet long. I am tring to figure out what to make with them. I have like a 100 of them. What is something good to make out of them.

588 days ago

What should I make - 0 replies

I have scrape wood that I have left over from my other projects and I was wondering what was something good to make with it. Whatever I make I am going to sell it. So I don’t want to make something and have it sit in my shop for a long time. I make beds should I make a night stand or something else to go with it or make something else l...

646 days ago

what kind of pine wood to use. - 9 replies

I have been making furniture for a while now and I use pine. And the pine I use has a lot of knots in it. What is the best kind of pine to use for furniture so it doesn’t have so many knots in it. I have heard and read a lot of guys use yellow pine is that a good one or not. Any thoughts would be helpful.

650 days ago

Sales person - 7 replies

What is a good rate to pay a sales person on commission. Would like 10 percent be good or more. Any suggestions would be helpful.

651 days ago

Wooden vehicles - 5 replies

I am making some cars and trucks for kids to sell to them. I was wondering if I should add anything to them. Like add decals or anything to them. I thought of painting them but I probably won’t. What would you guys do any ideas would be helpful.

652 days ago

wheels for small wooden toys - 16 replies

My uncle and me are making small wooden toys like cars, trucks, semi trucks and other designs. My question is where is a good place to get the wheels from and what is the best way to attach the wheels to them.

668 days ago

Cutting boards - 5 replies

I am wondering how you make lazy Susan’s. Any answers would help.

676 days ago

What brand of tools to buy for a business - 14 replies

What brand of tools would you buy if you had your own business building furniture, Building houses, and remodeling houses. I am just curious. Any advice would be helpful.

712 days ago

Scroll saw and planer - 3 replies

I have a planer and scroll saw for sale. The scroll saw has only been used once and it is a craftsman. I have two and I don’t need the second one. And I have a delta planer for sale to. I am located in northern indiana if you are wondering where I am located. If you have any questions message me on here and I can give you more informa...

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