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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello Everyone - I'm looking to restore two cast-iron benches. The dimensions of the wood slats are 48" long, 3/4" thick, and 2.25" wide. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on affordable wood to replace what's here - I priced out Teak at my local lumber yard (In NY) and it was...
  2. Project Showcase
    So my daughter and i scored this sweet rough cut cedar at a local woodturners meeting. She wanted to make something with "Her Wood" and i wanted to practice my hand cut dovetails ( i need a LOT more practice) So this is what we ended up with. The time spent with my daughter was priceless and the...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello - I'm a newbie DIY'er who is constructing a basement bar. I'm in the process of shopping around for my bar top - dimensions need to be around 12' x 24" x 2"+ thick. I do have some flexibility I'm on Long Island and it's hard to find a wood mill - I found one person who was willing sell...
  4. Project Showcase
    As ive continued along my woodworking journey, ive found that i have started quite the collection of hand tools. They are essential if one hopes to attain the next level of the craft, and i felt like the tools needed a proper home. So i created this from the materials i had laying around. check...
  5. Joinery
    I’m totally new to woodworking and my first project is to fix a 2 month old “solid wood” chair that broke into 3 pieces. It literally split in the leg joint. I’ve chiseled out the broken wood and am planning to use a piece of cedar shingle to fill the hole, add wood glue and use metal bolts to...
  6. Wood Finishing
    I am building a picnic table out of cedar. It is an octagon table and I am not planning on finishing the structural members, just the top and the benches- I want to have a low-maintenance finish but one I can easily wipe clean- and I don't want it to bubble up. Is there a finish that does all...
  7. Project Showcase
    It has been a while since I have posted any of my Extreme Birdhouses . This is my latest edition ! This bird hotel is 9 1/2 ft wide x 68" wide x 86" tall and made from white cedar . It has 61 rooms , 2 rooftop pools and weighs about 500 pounds . It will be mounted 9 ft in the air on a single post
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I want to make outdoor sofas & chairs for use by my pool, using the design shown here http://www.homemade-modern.com/ep70-outdoor-sofa/ The design uses recessed lagbolts to join the 4"x8"s being used for the arms. Do you think a waterproof wood glue like Tribond III would be a good way to...
  9. Project Showcase
    Here is a project I completed awhile ago. As my previous post about a jewelry box for my mother had such nice feed back I want to know all your thoughts on this... Wood Used: Cedar Finish: Danish Oil Beeswax combo (Homemade) Top was carved out using relief cuts and then a sharpie was used to...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am in the early stages of designing a screen door for the back of my house. I have thought about using Cypress or Western Red Cedar but am wondering what other woodworkers have to say. I live in Arkansas and the door will end up painted. I want something that is durable, easy to work and rot...
  11. Wood Finishing
    I obtained some weathered pieces of cedar wood and have been stripping and sanding them to prepare to use them as interior benches for my kitchen. The image I posted is of what the wood looks like right now. I would love to retain the light color, but don't know if that's possible with a stain...
  12. Project Showcase
    Recently my neighbor gave me a huge slab of cedar that they were gonna make something with. He had filled a lot of the cracks with epoxy but that was as far as it went. It had sat in back yard for a year and was pretty weathered. So in the fashion of my shop I started working on this...
  13. General Woodworking Discussion
    First of all, I'm a newbie here and this is my first post. That said, I've been looking at cedar fences here in CT and at about $275 for an 8 foot panel, post and post cap my standard comment is 'for those prices I could build them myself for a lot less!', so I started looking around. My...
  14. Wood Finishing
    I have a friend who has acquired a rustic bar which they want to place on their outdoor covered deck, and I've volunteered to finish it for them The top of the bar is a cedar live edge plank about 6x2 ft and about 3 inch thick Initially the idea was to do a liquid gloss/mirror top type finish...
  15. Wood Finishing
    Hello, We are refinishing a large cedar T&G ceiling. We spent the last several weeks sanding the entire thing down to bare wood which was pretty tough, but now it is ready to go. We are trying to figure out what product to put on it. The room gets a lot of sun, so we are worried about products...
  16. Wood Finishing
    Relatively new to woodworking here. I'm building a bar with a top made of cedar. I'm not sure if the type of cedar has a special name, but they are well-cut, reddish planks that were pretty expensive. I like the way they look unstained, but I'd like to add something to deepen the color. I...
  17. General Woodworking Discussion
    The wife and I would like to put together an arbor for a grapevine we have in our backyard that's something along these lines: http://www.arboria.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/e/berkeley_arbor800.jpg We have plans and the construction is simple...
  18. Project Showcase
    Here are a few progress pictures of a house I started at the beginning of the week . It will be roughly 6 ft square x 5 ft tall .
  19. Project Showcase
    A fun project that took about 2 days. Built over an existing flower pot area using post and beam and saddle.
  20. Project Showcase
    Hi everyone , Here is my latest Extreme Birdhouse .This house is 5 ft x 50" x 36" tall and made from white cedar . It has 18 rooms and will be mounted 9 ft in the air on a single post .
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