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Plywood Bunk Bed

I do not recommend simply screwing this assembly together. There are a variety of ways to attach the members such as glueing, glue and screw, metal angles with screws, specialty hardware etc. Before ...
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What is this part?

Well that didn't take very long, I emailed the artist and he responded..... in three minutes!! What is this part? They were homemade from curtain rails. I know you specifically didn't want anything ...
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Making a thick door not catch on a drawer front

Because the leading edge of a door travels in an arc instead of a straight line, in instances where the door fits tightly or a door is thicker than usual, you need to cut the leading edge of the door ...
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Guidance on building a ladder, but not just any ladder

Securing the steps: is there a best practice for how deep to cut the notch into the 2x4? An oft-used rule of thumb for cutting these grooves (housing joints) is 1/3 of the original material. This is ...
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Extendable outdoor coffee/dining table. Will it be strong enough?

I finally got around to building this over the weekend. Turned out just as I had planned. Took forever to get the holes for the dowels right but I'm glad I took my time. The key was to set one dowel ...
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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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Input sought on sturdy design for a storage + seating bench/seat

There are 3 things I would consider for this type of structure. Will the seat hold the weight without bending too much? You can use this calculator to select appropriate material and thickness: https:/...
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Wood type for bunk bed structure

I am now wondering if plywood is the best wood choice. For certain parts of this, very much so (assuming plywood of decent quality). While I suppose technically every piece of this could be made from ...
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workbench with lattice top

Are lattice-like tables a thing already? Yes they're a thing, if you'd done more searching you've have found something I'm sure (although I think you'd have had more luck using the word grid instead ...
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workbench with lattice top

Well the holes in the bench tops do make up a 'lattice' they are just more work top than holes. I have found that the bench dogs and bench vices work incredibly well, better than clamping my work ...
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Side table design: will wood movement and expansion be an issue?

I was thinking about orienting the grain such that it runs vertically for the legs, and horizontally for the connecting leg pieces. It has to be done this way, this is just the way you build any ...
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Feedback on Shelf Design

This is an unconventional design in certain ways, and without a formal box exterior, and either a solid back or some form of diagonal bracing it might seem like it would be prone to racking but I ...
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Side table design: will wood movement and expansion be an issue?

Assuming you are gluing everything together, different types of wood should work just fine provided that top is solid wood and the wood grain on the top and the horizontals are in the same direction (...
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