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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi I am nearing completion of my first project, a coffee table made from oak. It is basically a box frame with the table top independent of the legs, it will sit on top of the frame (tbc how to attach them). When the top was being glued up it bowed, I suspect this was because my edges were not...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have an antique coffee table that's solid wood with a thin veneer top. The veneer has been damaged on one edge where it's been chipped up and one of the panels is starting to pucker. There's also a spot where the stain is lighter from water being spilled and not cleaned up right away. I would...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hi all looking for some advice, I am a beginner and recently tried to apply a satin gloss finish to a coffee table. It was from a spray can, everything was going ok until the spray can started dripping and left drip stains on the table. I then tried to scrub it off with a toothbrush but that...
  4. Project Showcase
    Hey guys! I am new to the site and extremely stoked on browsing through so many interesting projects and topics that relate to my hobby! I am a 21 year old registered apprentice currently working at a stair shop in Calgary for the past three years, i have taken a passion for woodwork as it...
  5. Project Showcase
    Hi there! I know the design, look, and even stain color / finish of this table is NOT for everyone, but I had a lot of fun building it and I really like the way it came together in my final design. Thanks for checking it out! Zach
  6. Design & Plans
    Hey, This is coming from a first timer really, trying to put together a little coffee table. Buying a single piece of solid wood is a little too expensive so I thought I may go by the local mill and pick up some off cuts and laminate them together, also it's the aesthetic I'm going for. First...
  7. Wood Finishing
    Recently I acquired a mid-century era slat bench/table with a melamine top on one side very similar to the attached pics. The finish was quite scuffed and worn so I decided to refinish it. I have begun sanding it but several hours in, I realize it is going to take for freaking ever to sand...
  8. Design & Plans
    I am thinking about making a coffee table and I had a cool idea that would make it really unique. I would just like some of your opinions on the idea and if you think it should be pursued. This image is a rough draft of the basic table. The large rectangle cutout in the center will be for an old...
  9. Project Showcase
    I was visiting a friend who operated a wood and green waste disposal business near Sacramento, California. While touring his place, he took me to his storage shed and pulled out two large cedar slabs, each measuring about 30” x 60”. He had dug them out of a pile of wood someone had dropped...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    I recently brought a coffee table from HomeBase, its a dark oak stain colour. The legs and top of the table are lacquered and the underneath has not been done. Each time i put my feet my the table the colour comes off, or even if i put my feet to rest on the top the stain is lifted even when im...
  11. Design & Plans
    I am trying to make a coffee table that can also convert to a dining table for my college dorm room. I was going to try to replicate the flip table (http://www.flipfurniture.com/the_flip_table.html) as they will not ship to the us purchasing it is out of the question. Although the design is...
  12. Wood Finishing
    I want to attempt refinishing a nice table I got at a discount. There are some small scratches, swirl marks, etc and every time I clean it it's like polishing a turn. The stain is black. Not sure if its wood or veneer. Whats the best way to go about this? I've never done anything like this...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I am woodworker since 1986. My passion is parquetry but I have don many wood related works except turning . I worked in a small firm building custom furniture until in 2000 we were consumed by larger firm.Our new company started making small wooden mill baulk garden houses what have nothing...
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