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Corner assembly techniques for wood strips (for canvas frame), without complex equipment

You could use any of the joints you illustrate, although some of them are impractical or a bit of overkill (dovetails, mortise/tenon) and some are not strong enough (miter or butt). When needed, I ...
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How to remove a board that's *really* stuck

Bow it up in the center, this should reduce the overall length allowing you to pull it free. Another person or two would help - have a hand at each end of the board, and pull up on the center. ...
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How to attach 1/4" thick plywood to 15/32" thick plywood at 90° and being able to remove and attach again?

Simple, quick and dirty solution: Screw or glue a piece of wood to the bottom of each of the half-inch sheets. Should be somewhere around 1" by 1" (or larger) and across the length of the ...
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How to remove a board that's *really* stuck

If the hand method suggested in the answer from Eli Iser does not work, consider to lightly clamp (with pads) each end to the frame underneath. The purpose of the clamps is not to tightly attach it to ...
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Design for Disassemblable Corner Joint for Guitar Speaker Chassis

How would you attach those angle irons, with nuts & bolts? Then why not do as suggested in a comment and just screw/bolt the thing together in the first place. To be honest, though, at 9 feet (3 ...
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Corner assembly techniques for wood strips (for canvas frame), without complex equipment

I suppose the most important thing to start with is that none of the pictured joints are used in what I would term 'proper' framing for stretched canvases, emphasis on the word stretched. With a fixed ...
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How do they join wood in a Japanese Hangiri/Bowl?

Is it possible to have the wood stuck together for such a bowl without using any adhesive If you do it right, yes. This is the foundation of much traditional bucket and barrel making all over the ...
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Reusable Desk design: how to join pieces?

As others have mentioned in the comments, methods and "connectors" drawn from the "Euro"-cabinetry (aka. flat-pack, knock-down (KD), "modern", and Ikea-style :) tradition are consistent with what you'...
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Drill holes for bookshelves before or after paint?

Put simply, it depends. 3 coats of paint can be quite a bit, depending on how you apply it. How tight are the tolerances for the holes? Are you brushing it or spraying it? If you're spraying it, you ...
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Options for attaching bed legs at an angle

The manufacturers assembly instructions have a wooden cleat bolted to the back board....I could recreate this using threaded inserts and 1in bolts. Since your overall goal is to copy the design in ...
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When to finish modular projects

I would say that asking "what should I consider" may draw fewer negative responses, but one never knows what someone else sees as not appropriate. I personally think your question as is, is ...
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Building a Christmas yard house display

Through bolts with washers and nuts could be used in many situations. This way there is no worry whatsoever about the wood as there is no mechanical reliance on the wood to hold the fasteners. Of ...
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Building a Christmas yard house display

Without any details of the construction we can only give the most general advice, but there's no reason you couldn't rely on screws to hold most or all of this together. Contrary to popular belief, ...
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How do they join wood in a Japanese Hangiri/Bowl?

The nice part of that arrangement is that you don't need glue to keep the bowl in shape and water tight. It's the copper rings under tension that keep the wooden slats tight together. The same ...
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What is a good way to glue these components into place and ensure even spacing?

Any time you need repeatable spacing you should 'jig' it, as for example many contractors set a fixed gap between decking boards using 16d nails, interior panelling might be spaced with nickels. etc. ...
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Best way to mount mirror in medicine cabinet door

Usually there is no best way, but here there is :) Is it better to rout a 1/4" groove down the middle of the rails and stiles to accept the mirror (like I would for a door panel), or cut a 1/2&...
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Best way to mount mirror in medicine cabinet door

I suspect in the long run you will be happier with routing out the back and having small filler pieces with tabs to hold it all in. It will be easier to line up and any twisting or warping actions by ...
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How to attach 1/4" thick plywood to 15/32" thick plywood at 90° and being able to remove and attach again?

Magnet approach sounds like a good one but I am confused as how to add magnets to 15/32" thick plywood? Do I need to find magnet with radius less than 15/32" and stick in it? If you go with ...
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How to remove a board that's *really* stuck

I eventually solved the problem by chipping away at small part of the wood structure underneath where it was tightest. This gave it just the 1mm of space needed to be able to pull the board out.
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Options for attaching bed legs at an angle

It should go without saying that that's not the greatest drawing, but let me go out on a limb. Look at the cleat at the end of the side rail. There appear to be 3 holes which would allow the cleat to ...
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