Questions about: furniture

For a simple table that I built I reused the slab of wood that originally was the top of a 1970s wooden government desk. The slab is incredibly heavy, with a nice hardwood veneer on the top and bottom. The core of the slab is just particle board thou
Photo: rostwoodworks. com Mortise and tenon joints are the preferred style of joint for furniture and cabinetwork. It’s strong, durable, and little affected by the expansion or contraction of wooden members as a result of temperature and humidity cha
I showed you this pretty little shelving unit before when I did my nursery home tour post, but I haven’t really touched on the HOW of it all. They really are very easy to do and they look great, so I thought it’s time to share the step-by-step of how
If you’re painting your furniture, use a paintbrush (brush size depends on the size of the piece) to apply True Value® EasyCare® Ultra Premium Primer/Sealer. Allow the primer to dry for up to two hours, or for as long as recommended by the manufactur
I'm making a bar stool from OSB. I do know it's a very questionable material choice, but it fits my aesthetics OSB gets a lot of hate these days (reflected in some of its unfortunate nicknames, including Old Sh*t Board) but I think a lot of it is unj
If one broke the rest are next. Fix this one and do the same thing to all of them before they do. Drill pilot holes (red dots) and attach with short screws (be careful not to punch though the side of the cabinet)
So, we decided we wanted the contrast of a natural or stained table top while leaving the rest of the piece white. I figured I'd just sand the top down and then decide on a stain color followed by 5 or 6 coats of polyurethane. I've put some serious e
There's another reason to possibly want to avoid using biscuits for this type of joinery work and that is "telegraphing", where the positions of biscuits can become visible on the finished panel as localised raised or sunken areas. 1" material isn't
Not sure if I would call anything associated with the Billy a "plinth" (in the sense that it is sturdy). .
Sanding has two primary goals. First of all, it compensates for the surface defects. In case of woodwork it also removes the wood fibers that get raised from the surface when applying paint and are fixed still in the paint layer and thus make the sur