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  1. Will this table base be sufficient?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Howdy all! First time furniture builder here and need some advice from you experts. I am building a dining room table with a concrete top. The top is approximately 4'x8' and 2" thick. I used 8 80lb bags of concrete, so I am estimating the top to be about 700lbs. I planned on making the base...
  2. Looking for Feedback

    New Member Introductions
    Hi! I am new to this forum and wanted some feedback on an Adirondack chair that I built for my senior project. I used the plans I got from my instructor, and he was there looking over the majority of the process, but I want to see what the woodworking community has to say about this project. I...
  3. Finishing a Redwood Dining Table

    Wood Finishing
    Received an order for a Redwood Dining Table today. I am not too familiar with working with Redwood, and especially not finishing it. I don't do any spray on finishes, so apart from that I would like some suggestions from those that have experience working with Redwood, and in particular the...
  4. Do you need to sand a deck to stain it?

    Wood Finishing
    We have a redwood deck that is about 3 years old and a redwood fence that is about 7 years old. The fence has never been restained or sanded and the original dark stain on it has pretty much faded away into the wood. The deck however has been restained once before with a darker brown stain and...
  5. Dining Room table fastener question

    Design & Plans
    Hello all, I am building a dining room table and need some advice on how to best fasten to wood to the metal frame from below. The wood is old, dry redwood. Two big pieces to be joined together by a metal frame. (See pics) One pic show a close up of the frame edge where the edge of the wood...
  6. Refinishing Redwood Table - Tung Oil Question

    Wood Finishing
    Hi there, I just started my first woodworking project - refinishing a redwood slab and making a coffee table out of it. After thoroughly sanding it, I've been refinishing it with 100% pure tung oil, sanding it lightly with 0000 steel wool then wiping with tack cloth in between coats. I've...
  7. Wet spots on tree round after removing finish.

    Wood Finishing
    Hello. This is my first post. Please let me know if this thread is in the wrong place. I have a question about a redwood (I think) slice I picked up from the flea market. This is a round that's about 4" thick and roughly 30" average diameter. I plan on making this into a coffee table, to be...
  8. Reclaimed painted redwood

    Wood Finishing
    Hi Everyone, I salvaged a load of 2"x12" redwood in lengths of 5'-8' out of a renovation project in town. The wood had been outdoors around a spa/pool area at an apartment, and ended up with a lot of dry rot. But there's still plenty of good usable wood in there, and I've got a project in...
  9. Problem with blotchy redwood

    Wood Finishing
    Hi all- I've gotten tips on this great forum but this is my first post. I hope someone can help. Here is my project, and its challenge: 33 years ago, when I built my house, I installed T&G redwood as paneling in the dining room. I decided to just let the beautiful old-growth heartwood age...
  10. finishing redwood trim in 100 year old craftsman house

    Wood Finishing
    hi everyone- I was wondering if anyone could identify how this finish was created (see pic). I live in an old craftsman house in portland, or. All of the original trim wood has been unfortunately painted over. I recently stripped the paint off the door and window trim in my bedroom (a whole...
  11. Redwood Slab Drying Question

    Forestry & Milling
    I got lucky enough to get a Old Growth Redwood Slab for a kitchen island. The entire slab is about 15 feet long, I need about 12 feet for our island. It is about 3 1/4 inches thick. I measured the moisture at the surface with my meters short pins and it is 16-17%. I sealed the ends with...
  12. Replacement redwood panels that aren't sold any more?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I need to find come up with some redwood panels that are 5/16" thick (just over 1/4") by 6" wide for a small wall area in my house. I can't find this sold anywhere. The previous owner of my house said they were put in 20 years ago and he thinks they are actually flooring panels. But they still...
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