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Why keep gaps in siding of outdoor furniture project?

Can anyone tell if eliminating the gaps between the boards on the siding might somehow hurt the integrity of this patio prep cart? Yes there could be a pronounced effect without specific steps being ...
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Why keep gaps in siding of outdoor furniture project?

What I would like to do is implement some Tudor house design features since he just bought a Tudor home to start his family in. For those unfamiliar with the Tudor style of house (as I was), here's ...
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Techniques for gluing thin panels?

Some additions to Graphus' answer from a luthier of 40 years. Not much gluing surface here, I wipe the edges with an acetone damped paper towel to remove residual oils, especially recommended on oily ...
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Techniques for gluing thin panels?

Here's the basic setup: Source: Guitar 101 blog. The boards being joined are a tightish fit even with that thin slat underneath the central joint, slide that out and press the two boards down flat ...
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Options for invisibly mounting slats on ceiling & walls

Option #1, brads or nails A brad nailer or pin nailer may be a good solution here, with or without the help of a little adhesive. The smallest gauges of brads and pins (18-23 gauge) shot from nailers ...
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Panel Flatness During Table Top Glue Up

Glue up strategy was pipe clamps alternating on top and bottom every foot. I also used biscuits. Alternating clamps top and bottom is a good way to help achieve a flat glue-up, but if you want to be ...
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Resetting a slipped frame element in a frame-and-panel cabinet door

Converting my Comments to an Answer because the proposed solution worked: Applying short term pressure to the frame doesn’t make it budge. If the glue joints have totally failed sufficient clamp ...
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Options for invisibly mounting slats on ceiling & walls

I can think of a few options: Screws installed from the back. If you can build the slat panels outside the van and then install them, you can screw through the supports into the back of the slats. ...
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How to make a dimensionally stable panel using hardwood?

What is the general pattern to approach the lay up? Slice your boards into thin veneers and glue the veneers up in a stack, with the grain of each layer at 90° to the layer below it. Put the stack in ...
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Leaving floating space for a panel - do I need to center the panel?

There are specific situations where solid-wood wooden panels are installed to allow expansion and contraction to occur outwards from one edge. This is chiefly used for tabletops that will be ...
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How to make a dimensionally stable panel using hardwood?

You can't create a dimensionally stable panel in solid wood under normal circumstances. This is because wood naturally responds to changes in humidity by changing EMC. The length will remain ...
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Solutions to stop a glued up panel from flexing

This is basically a table top - stretcher attachment problem, and there are good solutions. Simplest would be to make two or three stretchers and screw them underneath your panel. To prevent wood ...
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Panel Flatness During Table Top Glue Up

Some things that could have happened: The reclaimed pine could have warped due to sudden moisture changes (ie. moving from damp outside storage to the warm, dry indoors without letting the wood adapt ...
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Are large panels always created by glueing smaller panels together?

Are large panels always created by glueing smaller panels together? No. Plywood and MDF are often used when that makes sense. Glass or acrylic are obviously used, and I realize that you probably didn'...
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Enclosing an MDF sheet in 4x4 Cedar

In general the dimensional movements in man-made sheet goods are absolutely minimal, in fact they are taken to be zero in most situations. It's not quite zero but it's so small it might as well be and ...
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Solid Wooden Wall Panels Warping

Hi woodworker and architect here. Part of the problem here is, as the other answers suggested, differential drying. The bigger part of the problem is the cause of the differential drying is not easily ...
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Options for invisibly mounting slats on ceiling & walls

If you don't need it to come apart, wood glue should be enough.
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Planing to correct cupping in panel (desk top)

Is this too cupped to simply plane to flat? Not at all. Obviously you want the top a given thickness, that's why you used the boards that you did. But it doesn't have to be that exact thickness to ...
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Can I use linseed oil and water-based polyurethane on opposing sides of a 1/2" board?

Just to answer the question in the title, yes you can use linseed oil and waterbased poly on opposing sides of board if for some reason you wanted to. I know that linseed oil and water-based ...
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