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  1. Project Showcase
    This desk design (without the side drawer) is one of my most reproduced for family and friends. The long story and a photo of it folded flat you can find on my blog HERE. I still have this desk although it is a little scarred from a long life and several moves. The little knee-rest chair in...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey everyone iv been working with wood for the past few years now. Mostly been purchasing all my project wood from big box stores. I would like to know where everyone gets the wood from? The box store has the worst quality. I would love to start buying for mills or lumber yards but I can't seen...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    I live in Wisconsin. I was given an enormous amount of maple and cherry from da brother-in-law. The moisture level is 4.6% He stored the boards spaced an inch and stored in a non-climate controlled out building. Is it possible to raise it to the preferred level? If a corrective solution is...
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    Maple hall table
  5. Wood Finishing
    Hi Guys, I have a problem I have been coming across twice now: I have finished my second butchers block, made from maple, walnut and cherry, which I sanded down starting with 80 grit all the way up to 240. Before applying the finish (cold pressed linseed oil) it all looks great, the colour...
  6. Woodturning
    Another Question: I have a ~1.5” Maple board that will be 43 inches long and 16 inches wide. Planning to use it as a bathroom sink table top (which I’m gonna be putting a small bowl sink on it). The guy bought it from warned that it’s very common for boards like that to split after a little...
  7. Wood Finishing
    Hello, I have a skateboard deck from the 1980s which I would like to restore. It is probably made of 7 ply maple, and I suspect it has dry rot on the bottom. Attached are some photos of bottom of the deck. My current plan is to 1. Remove all hardware, grip tape, etc 2. Sand the deck 3...
  8. Project Showcase
    In this video I show how to make hardwood cutting boards from walnut, cherry and hard maple. I made a batch of these in my workshop for gifts and I think they turned out very nice! I wanted to make something that would be both beautiful and practical to gift to my close family members. The...
  9. Wood Finishing
    Hi there, First time poster, I look forward to joining these discussions! For the past year I have been slowly carving a set of handles for a camera handheld rig. I started with a 3x3x12" block of kiln dried maple that I bought on ebay. I'm finally near the finish line after a lot of work and...
  10. Wood Finishing
    I'm making a coffee table out of Maple wood . I'm not sure what kind of maple species I have but it's not curly maple . I'm using General Finishes water based dye stain, and the top coat will be General Finishes High Performance water based poly. What grit sanding paper is advisable to sand down...
  11. Project Showcase
    Well I finished the Hall Table for my wife. Not sure about the top - she may yet change it to quartz. The primary wood is clear pine stained with Minwax Jacobean and 2 coats of Varathane semigloss. The accent on the top is unstained hard maple.
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm trying to identify what kind of maple this board came from. The tree was from middle TN. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. 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...
  14. Wood Finishing
    Hello Folks, I need to get some Maple veneer and edge banding to the darkness of the attached photo. I realize that I should have used a darker material. :surprise2: I was planning to use a sanding sealer first and then General Finishes Water-Based Dye Stains. Comments or suggestions? Thanks...
  15. Joinery
    I usually don't try to glue dissimilar woods together because of the mismatched expansion factors. However, I have some dark lyptus that would look really nice contrasted with some white hard maple on a project I'm doing. I want to glue a length 6 inch 1.25 inch wide of hard maple to a matching...
  16. Wood Finishing
    I recently got a hard maple table top that I am going to build a kitchen table with. I am looking for opinions on how to correctly finish this unfinished wood. I would like to have it be as close to a natural color as possible, with maybe the slightest light brown color. I do not want it to be...
  17. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am seeking any and all advice! I pastor a church in a small town in Texas. I have recently purchased about 4,000sqft of old maple gym floor (I believe it was built in the 1950's and torn down about 10 years ago). I had an idea... I want to build a portable bowling alley. Maybe in 6 foot...
  18. Design & Plans
    This is my first post and I'm really excited to be here! I am about to start a project to build a conference table for my new office. It will be 10' x 3.5' using Maple wood. I plan to use 7 2x6 pieces and 1 2x4 to get the desired width(assuming appx 1/2" lost from squaring off all edges). I...
  19. General Woodworking Discussion
    My grandfather is having his 60' maple cut down in his back yard. The idea of having it cut into lumber for a project is exciting to say the least. It is 30" in diameter at the base and then shrinks to 24" diam at 15' then 18" in diam 35' up maybe more! I may get a decent amount of lumber from...
  20. 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...
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