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Finishing Red Cedar Tabletop

I'm currently in the process of building a red cedar tabletop with laminated live edge slabs. Thickness should be around 7/4. However, I'm unsure what to use for finishing it. Given the wood is so ...
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Metal framed wood table, will expansion be an issue?

I've got a good deal of wood scraps from other projects laying about and am thinking of making a colored epoxy table, something like this: Where the blocks are my scraps, the area between will be ...
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Does the edge profile of a tabletop really matter?

I'm building a dining table and I try to follow the "form follows function" philosophy. I need to decide what type of edge to put on my table (round over, bullnose, ogee, beveled, etc). I know I at ...
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Caster/slide for tabletop tray

I'm in search of ideas on this one. I'm looking to build a unit that sits on my electronics workbench that will hold a keyboard, mouse and monitor. I want the unit to easily slide off to the side of ...
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Does a “butcher block” glue-up behave like quarter sawn?

I'm building a new workbench and bought some maple for the top. I plan to rip the boards into strips and glue the face grains together so that the edge grain is exposed up top. This allows for a very ...
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Should I use spacing between boards on a chunky oak table?

I am building a solid oak (dried) table of 4 boards of 180 x 20 x 5 cm. This will stay in my home office in UK so temperature ranging between 18-28 degrees and humidity 40-60%. This is going to be a ...
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Polyurethane finish

I have an oak coffee table with several coats of polyurethane. It has cured for several months. When I rubbed out the finish I can still see surface scratches in bright sunlight. How do I get rid ...
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Tabletop attachment apron slots buttons tightness

Thinking about attaching a workbench tabletop (800mm x 600mm) made out of a 40mm oak panel (or probably 2 20mm oak panels glued together if I cannot find a 40mm one) like on the image below with ...
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How should I attached table top to crossed aprons?

The aprons are 1" wide and 3.5" tall. The table is made from 3 1x8 boards. I'd like to figure out a way to attach the top that accounts for wood movement. Would those figure eight washers or cleats ...
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Name for threaded workbench receptacles?

I was given a portable wooden workbench with several holes drilled into it, and on the inside of each of these holes is what I would call a "screw receptacle"; essentially metal, threaded "female" ...
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Reusable Desk design: how to join pieces?

I just saw this question about how to join pieces of a bed frame in order to dispose and reassemble it without damaging the wood. I want to pose a similar question about a registration studio desk. ...
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Is wood-glue enough or should I use extra support?

I am building a 2' x 2' bar table, which will be either supported by a single metal base (like this) or by wooden legs at the corners. For the table-top, I'm planning on using Poplar from Lowe's in ...
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Can these tree tunks be used for a small table?

The other day I found these two sections of a tree trunk in the street. So I'm wondering, can they be prepared to be used as some type of rustic stump table?
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Tabletop inlay design sources

I am planning in making a tabletop, with rounded corners, and want to decorate the top with some grooves that I could make with the router using the edge guide. Something like this (excuse my drawing ...
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Fix damage to maple table

My question may be similar to How to fix water damage to wooden table, but even then I would appreciate the woodworking-101 treatment ... The damage inside the red rectangles is from acetone and is ...
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How can I fix this wobbly desk

I have built a very simple desk out of laminated panels; two legs connected with a back board held by L brackets. Problem is it is still quite wobbly horizontally and I was hoping the back board ...
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moisture after first layer of stain.. now what?

my question is about how to save my table!!! Im doing my first project. I sanded the table yesterday, applied pre-stain/ conditioner and then my first layer of stain. I went to check it to see if it ...
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Can this table support 150 KG?

Ich currently have a 60l aquarium on my cupboard which weighs approx 85 kgs. I want to upgrade to a 100 liter aquarium which will weigh approx 140 - 150 kgs and wanted to be on the safe side and ask ...
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Stain not adhering to wood

I purchased a table from a reputable furniture store and received it about 2 weeks ago. Everything seemed OK with the table upon receipt. However, on 11/1, I noticed the "stains" (or lack of stain) ...
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Designing and Building a Through-Leg Table

A popular, modern style of table has the legs going through the table top, so that the end grain of the leg is exposed. Of course, the problem with this design immediately becomes the expansion and ...
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finish for a very large pine dining table — is beeswax crazy?

I am an enthusiastic but novice wood worker, and this is my first large project. The table is made of pine boards (and possibly some fir? I've been doing several projects lately and I'm not 100% sure ...
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What can be done to correct wipe-on poly that is still tacky after 24 hours?

The project is an oak dining table top. The varnish had worn off in spots. After stripping a few spots that had been exposed for longer still had a gray, aged look. It is a veneer so I didn't want to ...
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Panel Flatness During Table Top Glue Up

I recently attempted a panel glue up consisting of 7 2"x6"x6' planks of reclaimed yellow pine. The boards were planed flat on one side and edge jointed. All went well it seemed during the glue up (i.e....
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horizontal stability of a table

I'm making a table and I wonder how to improve the horizontal stability so that the table does not wobble/move from left to right. Here are the details: The table width is 160cm, depth 70cm, height ...
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How can I fix this table? It flexes both side ways and front to back

The table doesn't wobble; it flexes in any direction you move it. Any slight contact causes this. I'm not sure if it's because the two legs are way too thin. Merged and cleaned up from additional ...
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Do I need to worry about expansion and shrinkage for my table top with wood joined at 45 degree angles?

Sorry if I'm not using correct terms here, I'm kind of new to woodworking (this also means this might be a duplicate question and I didn't know how to search for it). My dad and I are going to do my ...
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Thick tabletop movement

I'm going to build a large table and my customer wants the top 3" thick. My plan is to use wide boards(8"+). So I have some concern about cupping but figure that might not be as much of an issue with ...
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What hardware should I use for this hinge?

This is a continuation of another post where I was asking about a solution to easily add an outfeed wing to a table saw stand I decided to go with the solution depicted below but I am having a hard ...
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Best method to attach an edge board to an end-table top board

I'm making a end-table topper out of 1 3/8" butcher block for over the top of a subwoofer. I posted a question about how to route out the center of a board. It was determined that although it is ...
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Is it necessary to apply finish to both sides of a table top?

I am building a very large (110" X 48") dining table. I intend to finish the wood by applying Danish oil and a water-based, oil-modified, polyurethane. Since it won't be exposed to wear, is it ...
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Attaching t-slotted channel to the underside of a desk top

I have a Jarvis adjustable desk frame and an Ikea Gerton table top (1.125″ thick). I also have a CPU holder that I intend to mount under the desk. It's meant to be mounted flush under the desk, but I ...
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Grooved bar counter top

I'm designing a bar counter, and am considering terrace decking planks for a counter top: I imagine the benefit of it would be drainage of wet rings from cold glasses. My questions are: Why it's ...
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Is this a sufficient attachment method for a tabletop?

I'm attaching a solid ash tabletop to the legs I've made. I have to install the table on site and don't want to drill holes to attach the ends of the legs. I was going to use typical wood buttons ...
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Make a table top using pocket holes?

I want to make a table top from some oak planks that I have. The oak is about 1" x 6" x 8' each. Is using pocket holes and glue an appropriate method for edge-joining the planks together to make the ...
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How thin is too thin for a large dining table top? Is 11/16" too thin to properly attach to the table base?

I am going to build an "X" base style 8 foot dining table and I am going to use material that is about 11/16" thick for the top. The table will have aprons and I will be using metal "z" clips to ...
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Ikea Beech Table top conditioning

Okay guys, I need your expert help. I bought a solid beech counter top that I'm using as my computer table. A couple of days ago I bought wood treatment oil from Ikea. Followed instructions and left ...
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How can I repair raised boards on table top?

The boards on my secondhand hard wood table top have started to lift at the join in a couple of places. I assume it's due to moisture making the timber swell. What can I do to fix this and prevent it ...
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How to attach table legs to wood that is too thin?

I'm trying to attempt to make use of some wood that I've got and turn it into a table. I've looked everywhere for table legs which I can screw into the wood but every table leg I see needs a minimum ...
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How can I flatten out a cupped piece of 3/4" plywood for a wood counter top base?

I am building a kitchen island. On top of the carcass is going to be a piece of plywood, and on top of that a laminated solid wood plank top of 3/4" thick planks. The plywood is to provide enough ...
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What would be the best way to bevel an oval table top?

I'm building an oval dining room table and I'm looking for ideas on the best way to add a 30deg. bevel to the top. The top is 42" x 76". The top will be solid 4/4 Ash. I was thinking maybe a belt ...
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How can I create a planked wood table top with a plywood core?

I was looking at this table made by Harp Design company Melissa Table The description describes the top's construction as: Each top is crafted from reclaimed old growth pine which is planed down ...
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Do pocket hole screws allow for proper expansion and contraction in planked table tops?

I am learning furniture building. I started by building tables using pocket hole screws to attach the planks together and also to attach the table top to the apron/base. I am now converting to using ...
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Follow up, camber extendable table with the rack and pinion

In my last question of camber I was in the dark. Through WW.SE I got good answers, now I know what it is, and why it's needed in extendable tables. Now my question: is it necessary to put camber on ...
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Stabilizer for softwood tabletop that bows

I am building a cheap dining table out of cedar 2x4's. This is obviously not my first choice for wood but money was my limiting factor. I have planed them down to size and biscuit joined them together ...
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Dealing with sap on table top

I am having a bit of a sap/gum problem with my Oregon tabletop which at the moment I have left raw (unfinished). The timber is very well aged (at least 20 years), quartersawn thick originally, now it'...
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How can I attach a solid table top to perpendicular cross rails?

I plan to build a coffee table following plans in Fine Woodworking. In the article, the author uses a plywood top, but I already have solid lumber that I'd like to use. Source: me, based on plans in ...
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How do I make a table top from oak 1“ x 4”

I have some decent lengths of oak 1"x4" leftover from another project and would like to create a table top out of the pieces. The table I am looking to create is not large, it will be a bedside ...