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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hi All! I am new to the forum and to restoring furniture! I am very or eager to learn skills and work on restoration projects. I found two dressers on the side of the road that were presumably going to be chucked in the landfill the next day considering it was trash day. I want to restore or at...
  2. Design & Plans
    Hi Everyone. I've been wanting to get on here for a while and get into woodworking. I recently got a vanity table with the mirror from FB Marketplace that seems to be from the 20's or 30's. I think it must've been a catalog item from Sears or Montgomery Ward because there's a large number...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I've been wanting to get into woodworking for a long time now. I mainly just want to pick up some basic skills to fix furniture I might find on FB Marketplace or estate sales. I love history and antiques and vintage aesthetics. I also want to try my hand at decorative carving. I...
  4. New Member Introductions
    I'm the new guy! I work as a Customer service agent for a Furniture/Cabinet company called CabinetParts.com and I'd love some advice to help me support woodworking lovers such as ourselves. This is a part-time job I've found really helpful during these difficult times. Hope you guys can...
  5. Project Showcase
    Greetings to all! My name is Alex, I want to show you my work. Working on wood is my hobby, so do not judge strictly, I am often not happy with the result of my work. Look at my gift to my sons. I did this work at the end of last year. What do you say? Have a nice day
  6. Design & Plans
    Hello. I recently saw a dining room table design (below) that I think would make a fantastic desk. Only problem is, it doesn't come in a desk size and I have no idea how to build the base. Anybody have any ideas or know of similar desk design plans they can share that I might be able to use? Not...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello, I am newbie woodworker and I was trying to find out in my country (Slovakia), what are the best paints for different purposes. But I found out that it is not very easy task. Please help me with it: 1. What opaque paint to use on wooden toys? I have some toys for my kid that can be thrown...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I've just used my homemade scraper made from a hack saw blade which was not good anymore. I found it easier to scrape the existing finish off a curved drawer edge instead of sanding. I hope this will help someone else, as I don't really like sanding which is messy too. This is the...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, i`m new here and was after some advise on a project i`m thinking of undertaking. I am looking to build an out door table probably around 6 feet in length so sizable, with about a 2" thick top. I already have all the wood as it was left over from an earlier project. I would also like...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hello! Pretty much a noob at woodworking. I'm dealing with some seriously heavy life stuff. I'm an artist who does game art and animation and something has possessed me to do something creative to channel all the stress I'm dealing with into something productive that doesn't involve sitting...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey group, I have a problem where I messed up a calculation and now have to fix my error. I am creating a 54” round table (first one like this) where the outside is a 3” ring with a designed inlay. I created the octagon and cut the circles with my router and a circle cutting jig. However, I...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello Forum, this is my first post mainly because I am seeking advice or ideas on how to fix a problem I encountered when building my first round table with a ring. So here is the short story: I am making a 54" round table with the outside 3" being a separate ring with the middle being an...
  13. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all, I'm working on the design of a side table and I've hit a wall. I'm having trouble finding a solution to installing the bottom shelf in this table. Image attached/posted below. At first I thought I would just glue blocks to the stretchers below the shelf (with the grain running...
  14. 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...
  15. Project Showcase
    Hello, i would like to present you mine project that i been working on, is still in some prototype phase but you will see (sorry on my bad english). Deskbloks is the world’s first modular desk. Our “bloks” allow you to build a desk that suits you perfectly. With our modular design...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Nathan and my wife and I just recently started a business creating rustic style wood works using up-cycled materials. We have joined this thread hoping to gain a welcome to the world or woodworkers and to get some great tips to help my skill grow. We are based out of the...
  17. General Woodworking Discussion
    First time furniture buyer here. The furniture company won't stick to contract and replace defective furniture, so I'm trying to see how durable this furniture might be since I spent a few thousand. My main questions are: 1. Is there a way to identify used furniture with temporary fixes? 2...
  18. New Member Introductions
    I`m new at this and hope it works!!! Not to computer savvy either!!! Anyway here goes, I have a logging business in central Missouri and i`m looking to start selling wood burls and am desperately looking for information and advice. Also have some good furniture quality timber that I just hate...
  19. Design & Plans
    I would like to make a cabinet for under my stairs. The dimensions are 71" tall, 72" wide and 34" deep. I will be 4" short of a complete triangle. Any guidance is appreciated. I have tried to use many different software programs so I could determine the best measurements for pullouts...
  20. Project Showcase
    I saw this "Printer's Table" (left) in the Restoration Hardware Catalog, so I decided to make my own (still unstained) version using recycled wood. image hosting 10mb limit
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