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Help fixing cracks in spalted maple

I'm making a spalted manitoba maple dining table. It ranges from 5 to 11 percent moisture so pretty dry. Each slab is 5 1/2 feet long 2 1/2 inches thick and between 20 and 21 inches wide. Now to the ...
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Refurbishing Posts & Beams in a Modern 1954 House

I'm trying to refurbish the posts and beams in my house. They're quite beat up in some spots and have water damage streaks in the existing finish(es) in others, so I've decided to strip the existing ...
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Back panels for wide cabinets

I want to build a free-standing cabinet for the kitchen but since it is my cabinet build, I am not very sure about being able to make a solid/stable cabinet without back panel. It will probably have 4 ...
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Repairing a damaged chair frame

I have a few novice questions about repairing a wooden frame for a chair (upholstered recliner type, not a kitchen chair although it does not recline) that arrived damaged. Two of the corner pieces ...
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Oil-based polyurethane became cloudy after sanding and wiping with moist cloth [duplicate]

I applied a thick coat of oil poly. Once dry, it looked clear in color. However, it was very rough and uneven, so I sanded heavily. After hours of sanding, I wiped the sawdust off with a moist cloth. ...
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What is the primary advantage of using sealer before applying grain filler?

I am trying to achieve a glossy finish on a piece of open grained wood, so I am looking at applying grain/pore filler to even out the surface. The articles/videos I've found online pretty much all say ...
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Is it possible to rip thin strips of wood only using hand tools?

Say from a standard board 1 in x3 in x6 feet cut strips of 1/8 in thickness?
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Is it safe to use just the chippers in a dado stack?

I have a dado set that comes with a 1/16" and a 3/32" chipper. These will be perfect for the 5/32" dado I need to cut. Unfortunately, the outer blades are each 1/4", so there's no ...
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Building a sideways bookshelf

I am trying to build a sideways bookshelf. The space I have to fit the bookshelf in is: Depth: 13.7 inches Length: 87.5 inches Height: 35.5 inches When I looked online for store-made bookshelves, none ...
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Any resolution to the arbor nut coming loose on Dewalt table saw? [duplicate]

I have the same issue on my Dewalt DWE7491RS. After about one month of use the arbor nut came loose while cutting ½" plywood. The saw is still under warranty but I'm wondering if anyone has had ...
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Finish for thin-skin cedar hot tub to resist water penetration

I’m planning out a build for a cedar 2-person soaker hot tub. Instead of using the traditional design of 1-in cedar boards, done barrel style, I’m thinking of using 1/4 in cedar paneling (oriented ...
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Can I glue 1/4" poplar to the side of a crappy vanity (particle board with a hideous fake wood something on it)? If so, what glue?

Thanks in advance for helping me with this. I bought a cheap vanity for my apartment. The front is pretty enough, but the exposed side is hideous. It looks really fake because it is. It's particle ...
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Dresser Conversion I can't find plans for

I can't imagine that someone hasn't built this before, but I can't find anything online resembling what I want to tackle. So I'm coming here for help. Sorry if this is a really basic build and doesn't ...
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Does a vacuum kiln kill powder post beetles?

As I understand it, the accepted method for killing powder post beetles is bringing the temperature of the kiln above 130deg for at least 6 hours. Would a vacuum kiln that pulls 29.5" wc and then ...
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How to attach 2.5" bench top to legs

For my first woodworking project, I am building a bench with some found wood. I've cleaned up the wood and cut it down to size. Here is a photo of the pieces roughly in place. I plan to attach the ...
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Advice on table joinery

I have some images of a dining table. The table has four legs at the corners. I like the joint of the leg to the table and would like some tips on how this can be done.
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OAK Colour too dark on refinished clear aqua-Varithane gloss, 2nd vs 1st floor mismatch

I have resurfaced my 2nd oak floor and removed all dust but a sample stays far too dark compared to the 1st oak floor. It seems nothing will retain the pastel white oak shade on the 2nd floor as much ...
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Sanding residue - how best to remove?

I'm an absolute beginner to woodworking, so apologies if my terminology is wrong/inconsistent. I have been making a dice holder box, and have gone onto the sanding procedure. Using sanding paper with ...
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What is the best joinery method for a cantilever leg support to secure a 2X10'' wood leg to a 3/4''18''X20'' wood flat base end

The cantilever support leg is 2 X 10'' fir/spruce attached to underside of coffee table on cleat mounting blocks. The lower part of the leg is to be flanged secured to the flat base at bottom on one ...
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How to re-do the treehouse support which is failing

So I built the treehouse with plans from a book and after about eight years one of the support beams is bent and some of the joins have come apart. The plans called for using nails but like adumbass I ...
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How to face joint board longer than bench by hand

Project: Bed frame from hard wood (still deciding between cherry, oak, walnut, ash, beech) Question: What is a good method to face joint a board (approximately 15 cm / 6” wide) by hand with a shorter ...
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How to cut bevel lengthwise along rafter

I'm planning a garden office where the roof is angled diagonally, so one corner will be lowest, the two adjacent corners will be mid-height, and the final corner will be the tallest. The gradient of ...
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How to I stop Ikea SÄLJAN ADILS desk from wobbling?

Hey I've built the ikea desk attached in the video. Basically it's SÄLJAN ADILS which is super affordable and it has 5 legs, 2 to the sides and 1 in the middle. I've made sure it's leveled to the ...
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how could you get rid of dimples in DRIED oil based polyurethane? [duplicate]

the dresser was stained with oil based dark walnut,after it dried for days,applied oil based polyurethane,when dried seemed to have alot of small dimples or small bubbles,do i use fine steel wool or ...
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Keep a rectangular frame from racking

I have a rectangular frame that I want to keep from flattening into a parallelogram. The frame is 8' x 4' and the members are 4 7/8" high by 2 5/8" thick. There isn't a particular load that ...
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Blotchy pine doors

I used MinWax Polyshades on new paneled pine doors resulting in a blotchy finish. Would it be better to apply a second coat, try a gel stain or a regular stain to improve looks? I have seen ...
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Oak edge-glued panel desk small cracks along the pores

I bought a 210×65×3.8 cm oak countertop and attached metal legs to it to make a desk. It was unfinished, so I sanded it and applied 3 coats of shellac to the top and edges (with a light sanding after ...
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Screws back into a splitting pole

The pole in this image holds up a regular mail box. You can see where the 4 screw holes are. This pole is cemented into the ground and has been untreated for over 10 years. This is in Phoenix Arizona ...
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Would poplar or alder be good for a desk?

I'm planning on building a desk soon and I am going to make the top of it out of 1x6 planks that I am going to join together. Would poplar or alder be strong enough for a lot of writing with something ...
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Hardware for mounting a fence on a DIY rabbet/plow plane

I'm working on a design for my own plow/rabbet plane with a steel skate, because I like a challenge. The fence will be wood. The skate and fence will slide on a pair of steel rods (which I can order ...
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How do I design a cabinet with even boxes and even face frames?

I'm trying to design a cabinet with three sections of two drawers. I want the cabinet to be three carcasses and a face frame so I can build it in one location and install it in another. Here's a ...
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Attaching caned webbing to cabinet doors

I'm making a cabinet and using cane webbing in the doors. I need to adhere the webbing to a stained ply for the backing. I can't seem to find an answer on what to use for glue. Any advice would be ...
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Titebond III Ultimate for raised garden bed

I would like to use TB 3 Ultimate to glue stacks of 4"x4"x8' together in a overlapping configuration to make a 12" tall garden bed. With it hold up under Pacific NW east cascade weather?...
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Leaving floating space for a panel - do I need to center the panel?

If I cut a dado 2mm (1/16"+) bigger than a panel leaving space for movement, do I also need to leave 1mm of space on each side of the panel when inserting it or will the panel adjust itself? This ...
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What should I do to restore/un-uglify my wooden shoe cabinet?

I have a wooden shoe cabinet (actually it might have had some other purpose, but that's what it does now), whose side has... well, seen better days: but its top face is in (somewhat) better shape: I ...
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Hardening wood arrows

I just bought wood dowel (beech, to be precise) with a diameter of 8mm and length of 100 cm. I am planning to use them as arrows but there is a problem: my archery skills can be terrible sometimes and ...
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Repairing splintering line in 115 year old pinewood floor

We are renovating the hallway floors in my old apartment, and am running into a splintery patch I am not sure how to deal with appropriately. The floor boards are pine, 115 years old, about 30 cm (12&...
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Recreate dark wood/gradient finish

I have a mirror with a frame which has a dark stain which has a gradient into an almost black finish. Unfortunately a part of the mirror's frame got damage and small chunk was taken out of the frame. ...
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Tool handle wood - Which to cut?

I need to make some handles for chisels, mallets, and hatchets. I have a polesaw and plan to cut branch wood. Available suitable species are: apple, hawthorn, dogwood (Florida and kousa), locust (...
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Are there disadvantages to quick-change drill and driver bits?

I've heard different names for the 'groove' that allows drill bits and driver bits to be used in a quick-change-type drill. For simplicity I'm referring to the thing labeled 'power groove' here. I ...
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How to remove undersized carriage bolt from headboard?

Outfit that set up our bed years ago used wrong sized round-head carriage bolts to attach the headboard to the frame. Should have used 3/8" and used 1/4" instead. The bolts are also too ...
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Trimming veneer across the grain

I am applying veneer to some bedroom furniture. I cut the veneer pieces so they overhang the substrate about 1 - .5 inches on all edges, and then I trim the veneer flush with the substrate. This is ...
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Finishing a table - scratch-resistant, heat-resistant transparent finish

I am currently preparing a project that will involve re-finishing several tables - one cooking and two working ones. About two decades ago a friend of the family left at my parents' a table he has re-...
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fixing water spots on boiled linseed finish

I learned recently that boiled linseed is not a great finish when exposed to any amount of water. I have a piece near a sink that gets a few drops now and then, and these have become lighter spots due ...
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Excess wood filler left dark spots on oak wood

I'm building a desktop using oak wood. I used tongue and groove joints to join four planks together, gluing the planks along the joints with Titebond III, but there were some small gaps between the ...
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Should the inside of a drawer opening be finished?

I'm making a small cabinet/table/thing. It includes two drawers at the top, and solid sides. These are traditional drawers sitting on wooden runners, and the sides of the drawers are a close fit to ...
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How to remove a board that's *really* stuck

I am building a built-in that uses walnut ply boards for the seating/TV area. I tried to position the board you see but now it's stuck. The left side is sticking out 0.25" more than the right. I'...
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How can I figure out how much weight a piece of wood will be able to handle before breaking?

I am currently planning an Eagle Project in which I am building a pergola with a porch swing attached to one of the top pieces. In doing so I need to figure out if I will need a bigger piece of wood ...
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Help a novice with warping pine wood boards

First of all, I am a complete beginner! I've recently bought a couple of wood boards(~50cm×50cm×2cm) to make a board game scenery. It needs to be completely straight so that it can be placed on a ...
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Will 4/4 rough sawn white oak warp over time?

I have a bunch of 9' long by 6" 4/4 rough sawn (flat sawn) white oak in my garage. I'm curious as to whether I should expect it to cup and/or bow over time. It's kiln dried. I have it in stacks, ...

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