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In addition to @Tester101's advice about clean joints, you also need tight joints. In general, most glues need to be squeezed to a very thin layer to obtain maximum strength. In many new chairs, there is cut in the end of the stretcher tenon. A very thin wooden wedge is coated with glue and is driven in that cut to expand the end of the tenon and lock it ...


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The last time you glued them, did you clean the joint and make sure all the old glue was gone? Wood glues (e.g. Elmer's) require a clean wood to wood joint, and don't bond well to old glue, stained wood, or finished wood. You might want to try a polyurethane glue (e.g. Gorilla Glue), as these will bond to a variety of surfaces. They also expand a bit, and ...


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Interesting question... I'd never think to use scotchgard. It might work, but if it doesnt, any finish you try to apply on top will not stick. Maybe try this in a hidden area to see if it provides protection. Tung oil can be a mixed bag - there's a difference between the pure stuff, the tung oil + driers, and the tung oil "finishes." So if you buy the ...


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If you're working with leftover materials, you can surely pull 12/2 nonmetallic sheathed cable through conduit. You'll want to avoid lots of bends and long runs, as it will make pulling the cable more difficult. If you're up for buying some wire, you might find it easier to pull single conductors through the conduit. Stranded wire is often easier to pull ...


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You don't put outlets in a desk. In no way would I ever want that and I am probably your target audience with the big built in. Get a couple of nice industrial looking metal power strips. Mount 2-3 in key locations, run them through the back of desk and to and outlet. I should be able to unplug them but it is fine if it is a PITA. I eat breakfast on ...


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My home office desk is not fixed so I wanted to be able to move it. I have two of these which plug into a heavy duty UPS. They are mounted side-by-side but offset so that a wall wart plugged into one doesn't block adjacent outlets.


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Interesting design. f I'm understanding it correctly I think it could work, but I would definitely use screws to secure your slide-in shelving and all the other joints. Pocket hole screws can be used if you are concerned about aesthetics. The weakest aspect is probably that it will be a little tippy sideways, depending on how you load it. A horizontal ...



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