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How do I get a plastic bag logo stain off my finished wood table?

The bag in the photo below stained my wood table (see the photos). The bag had held some heavy books an was laid face-down on the table. I don't know if this happened through basic time and ...
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What type of adhesive do I use to bond metal & glass?

I need some strong adhesive for a table. The glass panel fell off and I have no idea what type I need. It needs to be clear and very strong. Pics here:
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Is it safe to use 1/4 inch tempered glass for dining table top?

I am planning to buy a tempered glass. it is 66*36*1/4 inch thick. I am planning to put it on a 0.25 inch thick*48 inch*36 inch metal table that I have. The table is 36 inch high. There wont be any ...
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Finished, Beat Up Cherry Coffee Table

My wife and I bought a beautiful 3 x 5 ft cherry coffee table some time ago. I should have paid closer attention and realized that it was not finished with any sort of lacquer or urethane - the wood ...
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Is gluing table top planks better than using pocket hole screws?

I am learning furniture building. I started by building tables using pocket hole screws to attach the planks together and also to attach the table top to the apron/base. I am now converting to using ...
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Small red brick wall area to hold L brackets

Refer to image below, I would like to know are my wall and the custom build L brackets able to hold around 50kg includes table top. Ps: the L brackets is flat not those angle L Here's a picture of ...
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How to improve this table stability?

I built this tall wooden table for working while standing. The problem is that it's a little bit unstable(shaky) horizontally. What is the minimum work I can do to make it stable? Edit: Diagonal ...
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How do I get 2x6 and up pine, or a close alternative, in California?

I am building ana white style farmhouse tables with planked tops. Most people that I see building these online are using 2x pine. It is cheap and drier than some wood. Here in Northern California, the ...
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How can I protect my rug from being dented by table stands?

I have one rug (rug on top of carpet in my apartment) in the living room where a center table rests, and one rug under the dining table. Each of the rugs have developed dents at the point of contact ...
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How to repair chipped glass

My tabletop glass corner was chipped about 1 square cm in area. How can i reattach this chip to glass so there is no trace of breakage. I am looking for a cheaper and best approach.
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How to adapt caster wheel to tubular table leg?

My kids destroyed one of their tennis table caster wheels. Parts of the wheel mount are stuck inside the leg. Is there a way to adapt another wheel? For instance, mounting the wheel externally? I ...
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Tempered Glass Tabletop - Safe dimensions for a given base?

Sorry for the confusing title. We have a circular table (an old etched wheel) that is 3ft in diameter. It also has 4 rubber spacers along the diameter. I want to get a tempered glass tabletop for it. ...
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What is the name of the hardware used to build this dinner console table?

What is the name of the hardware used to build this dinner console table? If you are aware of a similar design I would really appreciate some links. I am looking for a dinner table that has to be ...
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How can I get rid of bumps and other damage?

I have these two tables that are very hard to replace, so I want to fix them instead. The problem is that they have scratches, bumps and I don't even know what else. What is the best way to fix them, ...
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What material should I use for a table tennis (ping-pong) table top

I would like to be able to convert our outside table into a table-tennis table for me and my children. The existing table is the right height (1" lower than standard table tennis table) and about the ...
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How do I connect two table slides to make a longer one?

My question originated in this thread I need to obtain a super long heavy duty table slide like this one http://www.wei-hua.net/en_showprod.asp?id=303 Probably connecting two of these ...
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Glass table supporting 12 gallon aquarium

I just recently setup an aquarium I had on this long glass table with dimensions of 54 x 18 inches. The glass is about a half inch thick. My 12 gallon tank I would estimate filled at around 200 lbs. ...
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Converting a table into a counter

I want to take a sentimental (but not expensive) table that my father built my husband and I for our first apartment. He used old spindles from my parents first home and the hardwood . And made a ...
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When is a table top too heavy for just four legs?

I'm making a coffee table out of an old bowling alley lane and it's 4'x18". I wish I knew exactly what it weighed but it is heavy. It's too heavy for me to move without dragging it - although I'm ...
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How to turn an outdoors tree stump into a table?

A large tree at our summer house became dangerous and had to be cut down last week. This left us with a sizable (about 1m in diameter) stump, still rooted to the ground. My idea (and wife tends to ...
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Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs

I seem to have an issue with the table top and legs I have purchased from IKEA. For reference, the table top I purchased is here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50106773/ and the legs I ...
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Is there a way to fix a polyurethane mistake?

I had a unfinished pine table custom built. I loved the natural color so much that I didn't want it to change, but knew I had to protect it. I got the clear satin finish Miniwax polyurethane. I did ...
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What is the best way to shorten legs on a table and chairs?

A few years ago we bought a "bar height" kitchen table and chairs. It seemed like a good idea at the time but we hate it now. It's terrible to have to sit with your feet not touching the floor for ...
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I have a rectangular table. Can I cut it into 3 pieces to create a removable center leaf?

The table is pretty simple: 4 legs, pine, 33" x 71". It's just too long for our space. I'd like to cut it down so it's square (or close to square) the majority of the time, but not give up the extra ...
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Is 1/2“ plywood sufficient in strength as a 40”x28" table top?

I'm looking to make a 40" by 28" table for a six year old. I would like to use 1/2" plywood for the top and for two shelving units attached below. Those shelving units will also serve as the front two ...
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What should be the thickness of a glass table top

I want to make my own dining table. I'm planning to buy a glass table top, but I need to know if a glass of 1/4" will be fine for that. Condition: Brand new item in box Shape: Rectangle ...
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How can I repair a hole in wood laminate kitchen countertop?

Builders made a hole in the worktop, the surface is a laminated wood. What is the correct way to repair this ?
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How can I repair a joint on the legs of my table?

I need to repair the legs on my dinging room table. The joint is coming loose. I've included pictures, instead of trying to explain the situation. The first picture is a picture of the leg. The next ...
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How can I grind and smooth a concrete table top?

Hey guys so I just welded up a table and now I am going to make a table top. So here is the problem. I welded the table up and looks square but is off about 2 degrees here and there from heat warpage. ...
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How can I cut a tree trunk into more manageable pieces?

I live in the UK and I just had a tree surgeon round to cut down a tree. He cut the trunk up into 6" pieces and my grandad plans on using one of the cuts to make a table. However, the trunk, which is ...
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Can I remove oil-based paint from furniture with paint stripper and pressure washer?

I have an old dining table with a thick layer of oil-based paint. Since it has lots of paint chips so I decided to remove the old layer and repaint again. I started off using a palm sander for a ...
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Making a 15kg table to move around without drilling

I have a table weight about 15 kg (length: 250 cm, width: 60 cm, height: 80 cm). Currently, the table does not have ball bearings or wheels on the four legs. The table is currently empty with nothing ...
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how to design and buy materials for breakfast bar/standing desk?

My girlfriend has given me an assignment: build a breakfast bar for the corner of the kitchen, with a tabletop that is 55" by 13". We would buy two stools to go with it. She wants me to build it ...
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Hollowing out wood log for table

I'm planning to cut down either a pine or beech in the near future, as I heard that the fall/winter season is a good time to cut trees if you want to dry the wood quickly. After cutting a log the ...
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How to make table legs from wooden planks?

I'm making a coffee table out of old pallets. The top part is finished, all it needs now is legs. I want to use only parts from old pallets and I don't want it to become very heavy, so I was thinking ...
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IKEA table problem [closed]

I got this table and legs from IKEA, and I have no idea how to assemble them. The legs are like this: The table has screws on one side
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How can I build a two-legged table?

I am building a rectangular coffee table and want to build it with two legs The table top will be 120cm x 100cm (approx 47x39inches). The table height will be 40cm (approx. 16 inches) the idea is ...
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How can I join boards for table legs?

I'm working on building a table, and I'm trying to find some lumber to use for the legs. I've found some 3" x 3" x 3' lumber nearby, which is more or less exactly what I need, however it's relatively ...
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How do I polish a marble table top?

I have an old 42" diameter round marble table top which I would like to restore. It is very dull and has deep scratches. On some of the edges, tiny chunks have come off. I would like to know if this ...
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Where can I get, or how can I DIY table slides that will accept leaves totaling 104"?

I have two identical 66" long tables with stationary pedestal bases. The table tops slide apart to accept one 24" leaf in the middle resulting in tables that are 90" long. I'd like to modify one of ...
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What is the best way to build a simple desk capable of supporting several hundred lbs.?

I'm in the middle of designing a desk that will have to support several hundred lbs., but I'm unsure of what would be the simplest method of bracing to carry a significant amount of weight. All my ...
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How to cut curved legs for a table

I'm planning to build a bed-side table and wish to build it with gently curved legs. I'm planning to recycle wood some old hardwood doors by cutting the blocks out with a circular saw, then cutting ...
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What considerations do I need to make when mounting heavy objects on plaster walls?

I have just moved into an old apartment in Brooklyn. The landlord has warned us that all the walls are plaster with wood framing. I have not dealt with this type of wall before. I would like to hang ...
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What type of wood should I use to resurface my table?

A club at uni has this great big old table. (about 1220mm by 2420mm). The club in question is the gaming club, so pen and paper RPGs, card games, boardgames, warhammer. fairly rarely models are ...
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How do I measure the leg positions for a three-legged table with a circular top?

I am creating a three-legged stand for a monitor (not really a table, but whatever) and am not sure how to conduct the measurements so that all three legs are accurately spaced in an equilateral ...