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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 ...
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Installing a solid wood tabletop on this steel frame

I would like to screw this solid wood tabletop (the long one in the back, it's beech wood) onto this steel frame. The slab's dimensions are going to be 200 x 80 cm. I read that "wood moves", so I ...
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what do i use to attach an ikea table top to storage facilities. links attached

I want to attach these - Ikea Algot to this - Bekant table top what would be the best way?
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Stabilize metal legs attached to wood table top

I have a table top constructed of pine planks on plywood. It is about 1" thick, 3'x5' dimensions. I then have two X-frame table legs constructed from 2"x2" square steel tubing with a 4" flat plate ...
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Looking for quick attach and release options for a table top attached to a metal frame

Below is what I have. There are small pre drilled holes but I can add more or make the existing one larger. What is not shown in the picture is the fact that the legs are foldable. My plan is to ...
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Cut 2'' thick bamboo butcher block for table top

I have a 2" bamboo butcher block 72" x 36". I wanted to cut the butcher block down to 57" x 36", with inserts like that shown in the figure below. I was thinking of using a jigsaw, however, I was ...
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How to stop a metal table from vibrating when bumped

I built this table recently and when you bump it, it vibrates continuously for several seconds. Imagine a tuning fork vibration, not a wobble. It makes everything on top of the table shake. Does ...
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Fixing a bent bolt?

I'm subletting an apartment for the fall, and the only table is broken: a bolt for attaching one of the legs to the tabletop is bent. See the attached photo. How should I repair it?
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Attaching a concrete coffee table top to reclaimed oak sleeper legs with a high moisture content

hopefully the heading is succint enough. I am about to cast a 44" by 21" gfc concrete coffee table top that will be 1 1/2" thick. I want to rest it onto some green (40% moisture) sleeper legs that are ...
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How to support a hollow tabletop in the center?

I am new here, so I apologize in advance if my description is unclear or details insufficient. I recently bought an IKEA LINNMON tabletop and two FINNVARD trestles to go with it (on each side). But ...
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Ways to make table top removable from base/legs

I just finished my first wood project and it's a farmhouse table. I am going to be bringing this to college and I need a way to make the top removable from the base so it wont be so challenging to ...
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Support header sizing for a large garage workbench

I'm building a workbench for my garage that folds up against the wall. The workbench will be 13 feet wide and 3 feet deep. Both ends of the workbench will be supported directly. The back of the ...
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Bubbles and craters in polyurethane

This is the first time I've done anything like this before. I used a part a and VB a part b type resin. After mixing I applied it to the wood surface. I was told all I had to do is gently blow the ...
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How to stack 2x4 table legs?

I have a desk made with 2x4 legs I want to increase the height for a work table. I'm thinking adding 5 1/2". How to I connect the new piece onto the original leg? I've been looking at pocket holes but ...
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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 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 don'...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...