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|519 days ago||
what to use maple lumber for - 6 replies
hi lumber jocks. It’s been awhile since I have been on here. I was suppose to make this loft bed out of maple and ended up not doing it because the person that wanted me to do it wanted it just like one on pottybarn. Now I got maple that I am not sure what to make out of it. I mainly got 1×8’s, 1×6’s, 1×4R...
|549 days ago||
attaching a loft bed to shelves - 1 reply
I am making a loft bed with shelves underneath the one end. My question is how should I attach the loft bed to the top of the shelves. This is my first time doing this so I am not sure how to do it. Any advice would help. Thanks in advance.
|554 days ago||
making cutting boards - 4 replies
When making cutting boards do you have to cut little squares or strips then glue them back together or can you just cut how big you want the cutting board then put a finish on it? Any informtion will help.
|569 days ago||
Using Pine - 16 replies
I have my own business and I have been making my furniture out of pine and hardwoods. My question is should I stop using pine and go with hardwoods only. I just wanted your guys opions on this and if I go with hardwoods only what seems like the most popular hardwood. I use maple and I offer cherry, ash, and oak. That and does quarter sawn oa...
|594 days ago||
Staircase for bunk bed - 4 replies
I am making staircases to go with a set of bunk beds that im making. My question is should I connect the staircase to the bunk bed or should I just stand it against the bed and not connect it. Any help or ides will be appriciated.
|610 days ago||
donation work - 8 replies
Beginning of this month I had a lady call me about my bunk beds. She asked me how much I sell them and all the other questions then she told me she works for this place that helps families that get abused. She told me they needed bunk beds and asked me if I could donate them or sell them cheaper to them. My question is if you were going to do...
|633 days ago||
bunk bed staircase plans - 2 replies
I am wanting to start building staircases with my bunk beds that I make. Do any of you guys now of a good website I can get dimensions or plans from or if you guys have any would you be willing to give me dimensions on how to make it. Thanks for any replies in advance.
|653 days ago||
scrap maple. - 8 replies
I have some scraps of maple left over from making my beds that I make. I have a lot of 2×6’s and they are 20’’ long. What would be a good thing to make out of them. And would maple be good to make coasters out of. I got some other scrap maple like 2×4’s and 1×4’s that I thought I would use. And w...
|667 days ago||
how to hide screws. - 2 replies
I have a question. I make bunk beds, and loft beds. So far for the safety rails at top I use screws to hold them together. My questions is what way can I put them together to were I don’t use screws at all or where I can hide them. I use 1×4’s for my rails and rail supports so I don’t want to use to small of a screw t...
|668 days ago||
What would a good wood filler be? - 16 replies
I wanted to find out what a good wood filler would be. I had one of my customers ask me what a good wood filler or putty would be to cover up screws. Any suggestions or replies would be helpfull.
|703 days ago||
paypal - 18 replies
Have any of you guys messed with paypal before. I got a lady that is going to pay me to make her a bed and she is going to use pay pal to pay me. I was wondering if any of you guys have used paypal before and have you liked it or not. Any feed back will be helpful.
|710 days ago||
what is the best kind of pine to use? - 7 replies
Hi, I was wondering what is the best kind of pine to use to make furniture out of. I know there is white pine, yellow pine, and I am sure there are a couple of others that I don’t know. But I was just wondering what you guys thought was the best kind to us.
|720 days ago||
prices - 34 replies
I want to know if I am to low on my prices for my furniture or sould I go higher. Here are my prices for my beds. Twin/twin $814twin/full $836full/full $868twin loft $704full loft $736xl twin loft $725twin bed $536full bed $547queen bed $557king bed $568 These prices for if I make them out of pine. Let me know i...
|721 days ago||
What are the best ways to advertise? - 9 replies
I am sure this question has been asked before but what is the best way to advertise to stores and people. I got a uncle that owns his own business, I would ask him but the ways he did it I don’t think would work now a days. I think he used to go out and hang fliers and had brochures he handed out and then people just called him. Does so...
|724 days ago||
doll house for my neice. - 6 replies
My brother and his wife just had there first baby friday and I was thinking of making her a doll house sometime. Although she won’t be playing with it anytime soon. I was seeing if you guys knew where I can find plans for a doll house. Or if you guys have made one and would share the plans. I could go to a box store and buy one but I d...
|755 days ago||
Spec sheets - 0 replies
I am in the process of making spec sheets for my beds. Does anyone now where I can go on the internet so I can get a idea of what it is suppose to look like. I have seen them before but I can’t remember for sure what they look like now. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks in advance.
|763 days ago||
when you build a piece of furniture or anything else do you paint or stain all the pieces then put it together or do you put it together then paint or stain it. I have been putting the ends of my beds together then painting them, but I was thinking about painting all the pieces then putting it together. What is the best way.Thanks for any repl...
|770 days ago||
polyshades minwax stain - 23 replies
I am getting ready to use one of minwax stains that is called polyshades. It has the stain and polyurithane mixed in together. My question is have you used it and if you have what are your thoughts on it. Did you like it or not. Just wondered what other people thought of it.
|788 days ago||
making coasters out of maple - 0 replies
I have a lot of scrape 1×4’s of maple and I thought of making some coasters out of it. First of all is maple a good wood to make coasters out of it and if so do any of you guys now where I can get some patterns for coasters or if you have any would you share them with me. thanks.
|794 days ago||
Self centering doweling jig - 10 replies
I was just wondering if anyone has used this tool before. It is called a self centering doweling jig. Without taking a picture of it, I can tell you that H.F. Wilson Engineering Company makes it. They are located in illinois. But I just was seeing if you guys have ever used it and if you have do you know where you can buy them or do I have t...