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Tongue and Groove Wall Paneling

As far as I can tell this is standard pine/softwood V-groove, tongue-and-groove flooring. This or something quite similar should be widely available where flooring material is sold. exactly as the ...
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How can I fix warping on board made of glued 2x4s

This is not really an answer but a large comment that could point out several pitfalls that could have brought you to this point. I am not sure of the best advice for your situation as the warping ...
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How can I fix warping on board made of glued 2x4s

I know cheap construction 2x4s can warp There are multiple possible causes for distortion in a glued-up panel like this. Often more than one of them are to blame, although there may be one major ...
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Tips for planing huge panels of joined wood

Find a local cabinet shop or woodworking store that has a wide belt sander. My local hardwood supplier will run panels through their 50" wide sander for just a few bucks. My planer will handle a 13" ...
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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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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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How can I minimize warp due to wood movement when gluing up a panel?

Is the humidity in your garage the same as the humidity in the room where the dresser is kept? You can start with a board with 0% moisture content, but regardless of the finish you put on it, it will ...
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Tips for planing huge panels of joined wood

I do some guitar building, and guitars happen to be just wider than standard planers. So, I build a planer sled for my router. Depending on your overall width, this could be useful for you. some ...
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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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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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Tips for planing huge panels of joined wood

I have used cabinet scraper in situations like this. Get the wood lined up really well by using cauls to keep the faces in line, and a very sharp scraper to remove the glue lines. Scrapers are great ...
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Tongue and Groove Wall Paneling

I don't know your total woodworking skill and toolset, so I might be taking a bit of a leap with this Answer. The wall paneling you link to is EverTrue tongue-and-groove paneling. This has a generic ...
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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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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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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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How can I fix warping on board made of glued 2x4s

In addition to the concerns in other answers addressing the selection, preparation, and arranging of the wood used in the top I would also suggest two design changes. First, the overall thickness of ...
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