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  1. New Member Here

    New Member Introductions
    Hello fellow woodworkers! I'm an avid (but still learning) woodworker. Amy
  2. Thickness for cabinets and bed frame

    Design & Plans
    I don't have any experience with woodworking but I'm in the process of converting a Nissan NV2500 High Roof van into a campervan and I want to work on adding a kitchenette, cabinets, a closet and a bed frame. I searched online about the proper plywood (I'm using Birch Plywood) thickness for...
  3. Material for cabinet boxes and drawer

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I am hopeful someone will be able to give guidance on the correct way to do my project. I am building some laundry room cabinets with the face frame and doors out of walnut. I'm doing a shaker style with full overlay. I am going to use 3/4 plywood for the cabinet boxes. But should I use walnut...
  4. Question about Knot on Furniture

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I recently purchased an armoire, which generally looks great and is nicely built. However it has a large knot/ repair on the inside of the door (see image). My question: is the size / appearance /location of this knot-repair normal and expected or acceptable, or do I have grounds for...
  5. Edge finish for 1/4" Birch Plywood

    Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    I'm building a project from 1/4" Birch Plywood with many exposed edges. I thought I would be able to locate some 1/4" hot glue banding to give it a better finished look. The closest I've been able to find is 13/16". I've never worked with this type of banding, is it possible to just glue a 1/4"...
  6. Fading Stain Colors

    Wood Finishing
    Hello, my friend and I are refinishing a birch drum with stain and want to go with green to black fade stain. How can we do this and make it look professional?
  7. Dark Walnut Stain

    Wood Finishing
    Hi All, I'm sorry if this question has been asked a million times. I'm getting ready to build a built-in for a closet. I will use plywood for box construction, and solid wood for face. I have a choice between mahogany, birch and red oak for building material (I live on an island in...
  8. whats the average quality of turnings for a beginner?

    this is an 8 inch silver birch bowl i turned for my granddad for christmas. i have been turning for 4 months and i am enjoying every second im at the lathe (well, unless i get a catch!). my questions is, what kind of things do beginner turners make? written replies are great but a photo or a...