Questions tagged [design]

Issues related to the design phase of a woodworking project.

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Repurposing Round Dining Table

I just acquired a 42” diameter solid pine kitchen table. I would like to cut and hinge each side parallel to the center cut where the leaf extension goes. It seems pretty straightforward but haven’t ...
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Which wood dimensions can bear X kilos at Y meters long?

I'm making a bed frame, the edges are 2 meters long, each edge should carry 100Kg at the middle point. Wood type is pine, how do I calculate the minimal dimensions that can bear that weight? Is ...
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How can I figure out how much weight this span could support?

I'm designing an outdoor bench. It will be made out of 1in plywood and pressure treated 2x4s. I'm wanting an 8ft length (give or take). The seat will be 7 2x4s. Can I get away with an open span? or do ...
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Trim / Casing and Baseboard choices between rooms

I understand this is partially design, however I think it's part of the art of fine trim carpenters. This is my second floor sitting room which has routed 1x8s as baseboard and 1x6 with the same ...
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Ideas for converting dining table to adjustable height coffee table

I have an old 3'x5' dining table sitting in the garage. I think it would be perfect to go in our den as a large coffee table so my wife can do her huge 3000 piece puzzles up there. The legs are ...
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How to design a ramp to get a robot vacuum down a step

I have a single step that is approx 200mm high and I would like to build a small wooden ramp to take a robot vacuum up and down so it can reach my whole house. I have basically no woodworking ...
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Questions about making mirror frame

I am trying to make a frame for a smart mirror, I have only made the inner frame(in the picture, the sides are 12 inches, and the top and bottom are 28 inches, the monitor is slightly smaller than the ...
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Hinge Identification, Usage, and Limitations

I'm currently attempting to make a table that folds in order to be easily stowed away. I'm currently looking at either a Self Supporting Sewing Machine Hinge, a Folding Flap Table Hinge, or Adjustable ...
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Which weight bearing knockdown joints

I'm building a Murphy bed with 18mm plywood. I would like to use knock-down joints for the sides of the base (outer-frame). My research led me to cross dowels (see below) When doing some tests ...
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Building a kitchen table to hold a fishtank

I have a fishtank with the following dimensions: Length: 4 ft Depth: 1 ft Height: 1.5ft Total volume: 170l The tank is fairly hefty glass, and has a flat base (Which means the weight will be evenly ...
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How to paint a piece of wood with spray

I've tried looking arround but posts are usually about giving a piece of furniture a certain color and such. I wanted to know if there is an accessible method for a newbie to paint (I was thinking ...
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Monkey Bar / Play structure design question

I am trying to make a monkey bar for my daughter with Bamboo stakes I got from craiglist. I have a design like this in my mind. There are two parts of this design, 4 Vertical support beams. 2 ...