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post #1 of 19 Old 12-20-2014, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Well I need some advice...... again. I'm trying to join the base, thought to glue it but somehow I think it might not be strong enough. Not sure if a dovetail type joint or something similar will be the correct way. The post is another problem no idea on how to join it to the base. Screw it or cut a hole through the base the shape of the post. The post is on the right of the picture.
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You could drill up through the bottom & glue in a couple of dowels. I'd use straight hardwood, preferably oak, & put some sort of brace on it, if I could.
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You could drill up through the bottom & glue in a couple of dowels. I'd use straight hardwood, preferably oak, & put some sort of brace on it, if I could.
I found this picture on the net not sure how they secured the probably screwed on.
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If it were me I would use two dowels with glue and one screw.
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Thanks will try it. Any suggestions on how to join the two pieces of the base. Tongue and groove??
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It would be really difficult for you to run a tongue and groove joint and wouldn't help a great deal anyway. I would just but joint it with dowels and screws like this.
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It would be really difficult for you to run a tongue and groove joint and wouldn't help a great deal anyway. I would just but joint it with dowels and screws like this.
thanks Steve I understood that bit. How would you join the base as it is two separate pieces as picture below
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I'm sorry, I thought that piece was already glued together.

If you have a jointer I would just dress the edges where the two halves fit together well and just glue and clamp it. The joint would be stronger than the wood itself. If you don't have a jointer you might use a hand plane and work down the high places in the joint where it fits together well. If it doesn't fit together perfect you might use the tongue and groove joint buy you would loose 1/2" or more in width when you make the tongue. Another option would be biscuits or dowels in the joint to supplement the strength. You might also run a groove on both halves and put a spline in it.
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I attempted the spline joint but could not manage to align it a hundred percent. So I did the following. Might extend the bottom insert to be a little longer than the next one up. I like the contrast of light snd dark be interested to see what it looks like once treated not sue if I should use clear polyurethane or just oil.
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For what you are doing either oil or polyurethane would work fine. Poly is usually only necessary for waterproofing.
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Awesome, great job. The only person who will notice the problems you had along the way is you.

Looks like a cool spot to rest.
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Could somebody please explain how To match the colour of wood filler if the wood filler on the shelf does not match the colour or species of wood. Could I mix some of the sanding dust in with it?
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Could somebody please explain how To match the colour of wood filler if the wood filler on the shelf does not match the colour or species of wood. Could I mix some of the sanding dust in with it?
Touch up markers work pretty good. In fact I would rather the color of the filler be lighter than the wood because the color of any wood varies from place to place and it gives you a chance to match the wood in that particular spot. When you are finishing you can also take a little of the finish you are using and mix some universal color tint to it more or less making some matching paint and brush it on with a little artist paint brush. On larger areas you can also purchase graining pens and draw the grain on the spot. You just color the filler with the background color and use these colored pens like a sharpie and put the lines of grain on it so it's not just a solid color patch.
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Thanks Steve. I'll have a look. Our local hardware store does not seen to have a great variety. Might have to look for a wood shop as you are talking about stuff I have never heard of.
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Thanks Steve. I'll have a look. Our local hardware store does not seen to have a great variety. Might have to look for a wood shop as you are talking about stuff I have never heard of.
It might be easier to order some of that stuff. Walmart, in the section they keep furniture polish has a package of three touch up markers that work pretty good. Mohawk sells touch up markers in a multitude of different colors. http://www.mohawk-finishing.com/cata....asp?ictNbr=14

Another thought, when you are finishing if you are working with a oil based finish you can mix some color with some artist oil based paints and color places like that.

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