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  1. Wood Finishing
    This is my bubinga coffee table top. 15 years ago I bought the slab and finished it: I sanded it like crazy, used a water-based poly, then paste wax. It looked fantastic ever since until the last few years as it got a bit blotchy and then got some water marks. I thought, "hey, I made the table...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    PROJECT I am building a 6ft long slat table and bench using Trex and steel legs The steel legs are designed for use with (4) 2" x 10" dimensional lumber I already spent $ on the Trex so would like to find a way to make the legs work with the Trex instead of reverting back to original design w/...
  3. Design & Plans
    Hey guys. This is my first post around here; I could really use some help! Attached is a design for a corner desk I've had built out of maple at a 1.25in thickness, however, the rails that are depicted in this plan I have decided to omit, because I was concerned about my ability to join the...
  4. Joinery
    Hi all, I'm building my first proper workbench with a thick laminated top and am racking my brain on how to incorporate my massive vise rather than to buy/make one for the table. I want the vise jaws to be flush with the tabletop, meaning the vise has to be seated under it rather than on it...
  5. Wood Finishing
    I have picked up a bargain Teak table at my local store and I want to use at my main kitchen dinner table.. that means kids will be eating and crumbs and water spills and all that. Reason was it was a bargain was it was display and had large water marks that I figured I can sand out and...
  6. Joinery
    Good Morning, I am new to the forum and had a question in regards to hand planing. I picked up some old reclaimed pine flooring and to clean up the top from the lacquer and other again I used a small hand planer. It gets the job done in removing shavings and I have a clean board, but I get...
  7. Design & Plans
    I'm trying to attach a table top to a trestle style base and I'm trying to figure out the best way to attach it. The table is made from Kiln Dried Doug Fir, so the top is 1.5" thick and the base is made up of 4x4's. Here's what it looks like...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    i'm looking for some tabletop hinges; something that's flush when open and can fold up past 90degrees. i'm wanting a satin nickel; stainless steel would work; not interested in brass. i really like the look of this hinge: http://www.thehardwarehut.com/images/cabinet_hinges/sug-smh-40-sn.jpg...
  9. Design & Plans
    I have about 15 live-edge table top slabs that I will be attaching 'hairpin' style steel legs to. The issue that I am having is that some of the slabs warped during the drying process, and so I couldn't plane the bottoms totally flat. So, a given slab might vary in thickness from 3" on one...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    long time reader - first time poster I am planning on making a series of coffee tables and dining tables out of solid redwood slabs. Most pieces will measure 2'x4'. Largest pieces will measure 3'x6'. Here's how I plan to go about it, does anyone see anything in this process that they would do...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am building an "end table" which will have a round glass top (36" diameter). I would like this top to sit directly on four wood supports. What is the best way to anchor the glass top to the supports? It will be a similar situation to this table on a furniture website...
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