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03-20-2012 12:25 PM

What are the best brands to buy. - 38 replies

I could use your guys input on different brands of tools. About a week ago my sander wasn’t working right. I have a 5’’ orbit sander and it is a craftsman. I was going to use it one day and I turned it on and it started but when I went to sand it would stop on me it wouldn’t sand. But before going out and buying anoth...

03-10-2012 05:48 PM

Night stands - 2 replies

My wifes uncle made this night stand out of pine. And I was wondering what yours guys thoughts are on how much it could be sold for. My wifes uncle wants to sell it for $50 and I suggested $45. The reason I said $45 was I told him to sell it for a little less and see how they sell and go from there. Or how much do you think they could be...

02-01-2012 05:42 PM

scroll sawing - 5 replies

I do some scroll sawing sometimes when i’m not making furniture. So far I have only used pine to make things out of. Is hardwoods like maple a good wood to scroll saw with. Is it easy to work with. I wanted to know because I have a lot of scrap maple that is to small for furniture but big enough for scrolling with. Any comments will b...

01-31-2012 05:11 PM

Etsy store - 8 replies

I have a etsy store and I was wonder you guys that have one on there what do you think sells the best. does smaller items or bigger items sell better. I have had my store on there for 2 years now and I haven’t sold anything. I have had a lot of people interested in my furniture but no sales. So I was wondering if the items that cost le...

01-23-2012 02:00 PM

Home and Garden Show - 4 replies

I am thinking of doing a home and garden show around where I live next year. I would do it this year but it is like in a month and I don’t have anything ready for it yet. I live in Northern Indiana and the show is the biggest in the area. Any of you LJ’s that live in ohio, michigan, indiana might of heard of it or been to it. It ...

01-16-2012 06:55 PM

Selling on ebay - 5 replies

I am thinking of selling some of my things on ebay. Has anyone tried doing this and if you have is it worth doing or not. Any advice would help.

01-09-2012 06:11 PM

shipping - 5 replies

I am looking into shipping some of my furniture I make and my question is should I make my furniture to where the customer has to assemble it or should I make it and ship it in one piece. What would ship better in one piece or in several pieces. Thanks for any advice.

01-07-2012 05:05 PM

not sure what to charge - 8 replies

I just got done making a couple of cutting boards and a set of coasters. Only thing is i’m not sure what to charge for them. I made the coasters out of maple and the cutting boards out of maple, and cherry. Any advice will help. Here are a couple of pictures of them.

01-02-2012 05:36 PM

Coasters - 2 replies

I am looking at making some coasters. My questions is, is maple a good wood to make coasters out of and what thickness should I make them. I got a lot of 1×4 scrap maple laying around my shop. And what size should I make them. Any ideas or comments will be helpful.

12-22-2011 07:21 PM

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...

11-22-2011 05:28 PM

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.

11-17-2011 06:04 PM

making cutting boards - 3 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.

11-02-2011 04:56 PM

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...

10-08-2011 04:44 PM

Staircase for bunk bed - 3 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.

09-22-2011 12:42 PM

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...

08-30-2011 05:02 PM

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.

08-10-2011 08:24 PM

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...

07-27-2011 05:18 PM

how to hide screws. - 1 reply

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...

07-26-2011 05:06 PM

What would a good wood filler be? - 15 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.

06-21-2011 06:48 PM

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.

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