Furniture-making Forum

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My dear friend Charles Neil passed away yesterday after 8 months of battling septic. Charles was a master furniture maker, finishing expert and great teacher on both subjects both online through numerous videos and in-person classes. In spite of...

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Dining table finishes

Wife wants a dining table. I’m sketching it out. We discussed finishes. She wants an epoxy finish because she thinks it’s durable. I’m not sold on that 100%. First of all, I plan to bevel the underside edges and I’m not sure how to “wrap” the...

199 views, 0 by Manu1969

Workload/ load capacity

Hi. How would I go about determine the weight this metal framed cabinet can hold, provided the weight is evenly distributed? Does the shape detract from the amount of weight it could hold, and suggestions on what I could do to beef up the...

1,131 views, 0 by Martin Sojka

Martin Sojka

Vintage Tables

See these amazing tables by the Vintage Industrial

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Dining table top grain question

I am building a dining room table with a top of approximately 44” by 65”. The bottom will be painted with lamp black milk paint and the top will be oak with only clear topcoat. I have a supply of beautiful oak just the right length to make the...

1,279 views, 0 by a1jim


I Have a new website ,how about your feedback?

He everyone I’ve finally upgraded my website, would you mind giving me your thoughts, I’m open to constructive ideas on what could be improved. Thanks so much, Jim

533 views, 0 by Rs12474

Glider bearing help

I need help locating a source for glider bearings. I have searched all the online suppliers i can find and nobody has the size i need. They are a 7/8 OD flange bearing with a 7/16 non threaded center. There is no manufacturer tag on the chair...

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I am at an event today, in the Barrie Ontario area and during break I had to take a pix of the building and share with you guys…

571 views, 0 by mrwojo

radiant floors and dinning table

Good afternoon. I am building a 4×8 x21/4 single slab live edge pine farm table for my wife . The wood is approx 8% moisture as it sits in the shop . My question relates to radiant heat and this table . My house is heated with radiant floors with...

926 views, 1 by mark@woodworkinstallation


This is my first post. I’ve enjoyed woodworking since the early 70’s. I’ve made and discarded a lot of pieces of furniture. I learn by trial and error, because I know very few people who enjoy woodwork like I do. I freely...

1,271 views, 0 by lightweightladylefty


Does anyone remember a "bed-in-a-box" type of woodworking plan?

I recall seeing a plan for a platform guest bed which all fit into a piece of furniture which was about 60” wide x 30” tall x 12” deep in a woodworking magazine about 20 years ago. I kept the idea in the back of my head in case there was ever a...

1,003 views, 0 by MJCD

Outdoor Finish

I’m sure this is an old topic, but I’ve been away for a while, and need the considered wisdom of the Forum. I’ve selected either Jatoba or Teak as the wood, and am looking to build wet-condition tables, to withstand a 3-season (non-Winter) ...

992 views, 0 by VKD


Order of assembly

I am going to build the above piece of furniture. I have divided the project into three parts, the top, middle and base. Making the top “box” and cutting the middle and base pieces is pretty straight forward. As I look at the piece I will...

1,419 views, 0 by Jeff B

Jeff B

twin bed project

Hello, I had mentioned a while back that I’m working on a solid cherry pedastal bed. Lots of folks seemed interested in the project, so I thought I’d post a few progress pics. :-) That’s the headboard parts dry fit together. All the mortise...

766 views, 0 by T2P

Bed Maker in MN

Hey everyone, Wanted to start by saying there are some very creative and inspirational folks on here, thank you for sharing. My wife and I recently moved and are in need of a new queen sized slatted frame for a new bed. Unfortunately this is...

1,167 views, 0 by lanwater


Help choosing layout

Which layout would you choose for a buffet top? Original veneer: Layout 1: Layout 2: Of course any other layout is welcome as I am experimenting with the top layout at this point and have not made up my mind. Thanks!

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The price of things.

One of my big hero’s died two years ago. His name was Dick Newick. He was famous for his designs of sail boats with more than one hull. He designed boats that were light, fast and expensive. Now Dick would always tell his customers, that they...

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I need to make a couple bar stools, what kind of wood should I use, obviously needs to be strong but inexpensive. TIA!

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Bench Seating Wood help

I am about to build some bench seating with storage in my kitchen of my new house and need some help with what type of wood will be best. I have built a couple large bookshelves and a large sand box so far but this is my first attempt at actual...

1,213 views, 1 by Jack


Big commission piece coming my way

I do not do my woodworking to make money because as we all know 99% of the general public will not pay for quality handmade pieces. That being said, I have a few pieces in an art gallery here and a few in a gift shop. So I get a call from a...