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    Greetings all, I like using hardwood plywood as a desktop surface. They look nice enough and since I'm rough on things I don't have too much worry about ruining something. I've just ripped out some nasty laminate over particle board and have a nice 3/4" Russian birch plywood. I like the look of...
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    Hey, new here, not new to woodworking. I've made some furniture and have average hobbyist skills. I want to make a draining tea tray like the one pictured. Mine will probably look different, but this is just to show you what I'm talking about. The idea is that making tea with certain pots can...
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    I plan to make a set of drink coasters for my spouse. I have not decided on the wood, but it might be poplar or maple plus some walnut, because that is what I have in the shop right now. The problem is that when a glass is on the coaster, there is a lot of water that pools up in the bottom. It...
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    I am building a custom fish tank out of wood and am truing to find the best way to finish the wood so its completely waterproof. most sites suggest using a liquid rubber but i want to be able to show the woodgrain. I have thought of using a Salad bowl finish which is non toxic but I need up and...
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    Hello Woodworking! I'm new to the forum. I am working on a piece for a friend in the tea world and am facing a situation i hope you guys can help with. This piece is a beautiful slab of black walnut that has been carved, sanded and is ready for finishing. The trick is that when finish it will...
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    Hi all, Still a newbie here and apologise if this question has been dealt with elsewhere. I have searched the subject of various finishes but seem more confused than when I had no information:blink:! I want to build outdoor garden furniture (rustic style) and live in an area of South Africa...
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    I would like to make a seat/ stool to be used in the shower. The wood I plan to use is 3/4" solid hickory. I searched the site here but did not see information regarding which would be the best manner for finishing the wood so it may withstand frequent exposure to water. Thanks in advance! :yes:
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