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Is there any way to stop a low-profile desk from racking back and forth?

When I remodeled my house I had left over granite from the kitchen. I had the mason cut a piece for a built-in desk in a dormer. He first cut and polished a piece that wasn't the right size. I kept it ...
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Estimated strength of U-profile shelf standards?

I would like to make a table, which is only supported by 4 of these U-profiles. Two on each end will be screwed in a brick wall. The shop doesn't have any specs on the U-profiles. Question Assuming I ...
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Oil on wood table

in attempts to remove canola oil stains from leaving leaking bottles on the table, I made a solution of water vinegar and baking soda. Unfortunately now, the area I was scrubbing is white from the ...
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Fixing substantially warped table top planks

I'm fixing up a wooden table that has sat in a warm attic for about 10 years. It's got pretty substantial bow and twist across the planks. I'm a beginner and want some advice on how best to get rid of ...
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What should I do about an Ikea tabletop that is allegedly unfinished?

A couple days ago, I purchased a "Gerton" Desktop from IKEA. On their webpage, it says nothing in terms of it being finished/unfinished, merely that you should wipe it down with oil. As I ...
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what should I use to cover a table made out of a broken bookcase?

I'm working with a friend who is trying to make a kitchen table (i.e to use for eating) from a bookcase which broke. We're trying to do it as low-budget as possible (he's in a lot of debt right now). ...
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Securing metal actuator inside metal leg

I'm trying to build an electrically height adjustable desk from an old coffee table and some linear actuators. I need a way of fixing the metal actuators inside the metal legs. I can't use the pivot ...
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Which varnish to choose for a first time job (desk)?

I am building desks for my children: a wooden slab on a standing desk frame. The wooden slab is 160 x 80 x 2 cm and is made of smaller pieces of oak (probably) glued together. They form a nice flat ...
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Fix a wobbly table

I have a table consisting of a top and a leg. But top is wobbly due to a space/gap between top and leg. What is the easiest/fastest way to fix it? Note that there's no attachment between the top ...
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Are there major stability differences between simple table legs and plain ones?

I am planning to build simple, large desks for my children. They would be made from a 160x80x22 cm plank and legs. I am not sure which ones to choose: standalone or "plain" (sorry, I cannot ...
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Help with stain on white coffee table

I have recently discovered a light brown ring stain on my white coffee table. I have no idea where it came from (I'm still racking my brain for things I've put on the table that would create this ...
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Adjustable height bed with table

I am trying to create a very simplistic bed, with four legs and a top. I want its height to be adjustable up to 8 inches, which would then also serve as a table. How do I make the legs adjustable up ...
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Automatically catching mechanism for drop leaf table

I need to build a changing station. We have a great location for it between two walls in our bathroom (they are only about 4 feet apart). The table will span from the one wall to the other. We need ...
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Ikea sidetable impossible to install

Bought an IKEA side table(listerby) today but it was impossible to install.Here is the installation instruction. If you look at the fifth step, one is supposed to use the tool IKEA provides to fasten ...
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Hold several 2x4s together for tabletop?

I was thinking of making a very rudimentary TV stand with several treated 2x4s I have here. The tabletop would look like this. What can I do to hold all these 2x4s together so that they're sturdy? I ...
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Running 240v from two separate 120v receptacles

In my garage I ran two separate 20 amp 120v lines, each to its own receptacle, each coming from one leg of my breaker box. I did this so I can run my table saw and dust collector at the same time. ...
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weird table slide dimensions?

We have a round table that can take two leaves, however, the two table extension slides (I think that's what they're called?) are irreparably broken, and seem to be a non-standard size, but I'm not ...
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Sanding between coats of water-based finish

I built a farmhouse table with Douglas Fir, applied Saman water-based stain, and then applied the first coat of water-ased finish. The folks at the store said I should sand after the first coat, using ...
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How can I move a 500 lb wooden table top into my basement down a flight of stairs?

I am planning to install a large wooden work table in my basement. The top is 10 x 4 x 3" which means it will weigh about 500 pounds. The problem is: how do I get it into the basement? The only ...
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Fixing chipped table corner

While assembling a recently bought table, the top board fell down onto the floor due to my clumsiness. The result of which was a chipped corner, breaking the white varnishing and exposing what looks ...
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Building computer desk with Solid core door (Help please)

if you're reading this I thank you for taking the time! I am a beginner at this type of stuff but I know how to use saws and make cuts. To cut to the chase, I am trying to build a nice and sturdy ...
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Big table with both height and angle adjustable?

I need a table for using laptop computer with external display and also working on graphic design on paper and computer, and handheld devices. I'm thinking I need a reasonable large table with both ...
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Is it safe to build a drop down table to a wooden wall?

I have a wooden wall (I just moved in, so I don't know which wood) 6cm thick. I want to build an IKEA Norbo drop down table (https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/norbo-wandklapptisch-birke-80091713/). The ...
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Are there simple ways to construct shelving under a kitchen worktable?

I have the following worktable in my kitchen: I'd like to have another "shelf" below the table top. Are there any simple solutions to this problem? It might be possible to purchase another shelf ...
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Will the 3-4-5 method work for making a table support?

Instead of making a table support leg drop down vertically to the floor I wanted to make an angle (45 deg) support. If I measure "A" from the floor to the table top and measure from wall to the end ...
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Identifying name of a connector part

An old kitchen table has kind of spanning metal clips connecting parts; some of them are rusty and do not span well anymore. Note: you might think that because of the rust the clips can't be closed ...
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How do I remove wobble from my DIY table?

I made this table: This is how the legs are attached to the table: It has 3 legs on the back and two on the front. The top is solid wood. It wobbles both from front to back and side to side (front ...
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Build workbench against wall or free standing [closed]

I am building a large workbench (10' x 3') and my original plan was to build it against the wall of the basement. However, I have no width constraint, so I was thinking maybe it would be better to ...
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Anchor butcher block table to concrete wall?

I want to build a workbench using an end grain butcher block table top perhaps mounted on 4 6x6 oak beams. I still need to anchor it to the wall to make it really sturdy and how to do this is tricky ...
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Any reason to get a table/countertop thicker than 1.5"?

I am looking at getting a butcher block table top to construct a desk. The maker offers four standard thicknesses: 1.5", 1.75", 2.25", and 3". I currently use a 1.5" oak butcher block desk table and ...
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Will walnut work for an office table?

I am looking at getting a walnut butcher block table for an office because the dark color will work well with the existing color scheme. The maker offers a choice of "natural oil finish" and "varnique ...
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Extending a narrow high kitchen table with lateral side-wings

We have a narrow raised kitchen table (with bar stools): I would like to build a simple extension for it so that more people fit around the table. Something like this (or this) would be ideal, but ...
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Mounting Computer Under Particle Board Desk

I would like to mount a computer under a desktop made from particle board, the desktop is 1/2 inch thick, the computer plus mount weighs about 25lbs. Would the particle board hold? How could I mount ...
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What to look for in wood selection when building a coffee table frame with glass top

I'm looking to build a coffee table with a design similar to that in the picture. A simple frame, with a glass top. The other photo I've included is one of my floor, which might be teak (I rent, in ...
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Repair old garage workbench

I have this old garage workbench that seems very sturdy The wood is OK, I could replace the door. But the surface's corner has cracking like this: This is done from previous owner. I would like to ...
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Why do I get brush marks with oil-based polyurethane?

I’m trying to refinish the above table but having problems with streaking polyurethane. Using Minwax Fast Drying. The process has been as follows; sand, stain and applied poly using a Purdy brush for ...
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Wooden piece without a screw hole - is this correct?

This is my first DIY, so please forgive me if my question sounds very naive. I have a whole set of furniture's coming in, so I need to get this bed-side table right! I am trying to set this up and I ...
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Is an orbit sander preferable over a belt sander for tabletops?

Since I will be using a sander rather infrequently, I figured I'd save myself collecting more hardware by buying just a (portable) belt sander and using it for both serious sanding (areas on floors ...
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Wood on top of .5" tempered glass coffee table

I want to put a slab of wood on top of my .5" x 39.5" long x 21.75" wide x 13.75" high tempered glass coffee table. Will it hold it?
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Stabilizing steel table legs for dining table

I had two steel table legs fabricated for a dining table. It is made from flat steel of size 80mm x 8mm (3.15in x 0.3in). It looks like a rounded square and the size of each leg is 700mm x 700mm (27....
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need to make my table design less “tippy”

Hello, all. I'm designing a dining room table, here mocked up real size in 2x4s and plywood, prior to final construction out of maple. the table top is 48" square, and the base has outer dimensions of ...
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DIY Desk / DJ Stand from Acrylic

I have a tall stairwell leading up to my attic 'den' and I was thinking about building a table top onto the railings to create a space for some turntables, mixer and laptop. Initially I thought I'd ...
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DIY table saw reusing components from other table saws

I would like to know what are the major obstacles if I try to build a new table saw. My major problem today is that my DeWalt 745 has an aluminium top. I was wondering if I stand any chance to move ...
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How can I remove wood filler from knots in cherry furniture?

My sister bought some new Amish cherry furniture from Ohio When it arrived they had filled knots with some kind of wood filler. Is it possible to get it out of knots?
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How do I avoid a rough surface after applying polyurethane

I've looked at other answers to this question but still have a problem. Application of multiple thin coats is always recommended but the only way I can get a thin coat uniform over a large piece is by ...
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Soldering Table Legs?

Would it be ok to solder,brass or hard metal, to make table legs? Or Would the joint not be able to hold much weight?
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Finish for rustic natural kitchen table

this is a picture of my kitchen table and coffee table. Both are sanded down to only wood. We like the rustic non shine look and the color exactly like it is but need some coating for use. What is the ...
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ok to use led ceiling fan bulb in table lamp?

Just want to be sure it is safe to use a 25w LED bulb marked as ceiling fan in a regular table lamp.
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Connecting a 2x4 and 4x4 post

I am looking to build this table. The design is simple and I like the basic style. I do not have a Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes to attach the 2x4 rails to the legs. How else could I secure these ...
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How can I find the centre of a round table?

I was building a round table with a single pole in the middle. I have the round table top, a base, a pole and a mount to go under the table. The mount has a hole in the middle for the pole and then ...