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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm a bit of a newbie working with hardwood, but I finished a table recently which I was quite happy with and when a friend saw it he decided he wanted me to make him one as well. He doesn't have a huge budget but we'd still like the tabletop to be solid wood, so I was wondering (I'm located in...
  2. Design & Plans
    First of all i'm new to the forum and wanted to say hello. But, my question is... I am in the process of building a simple crib. It will be painted, so grain and look of the wood is not an issue. I was wondering if using poplar to keep cost of wood down is a reasonable choice?
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    My friends and i have been pondering the idea of building an 8 foot tall trebuchet. we have thought of many ideas for material, but we eventually decided on wood. we have also been discussing the type of wood to use. we need the wood to last a long time, and we need it to be able to withstand a...
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