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Help building a very simple shelf

I'd like to build a very simple shelf that looks like this using minimal tools and at a low cost. [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jul 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Low-VOC cabinet refinishing for dummies.

A question about how to refinish my cabinets, in a kitten-friendly (low VOC) way? Apologies in advance, as I'm new to furniture / wood stuff and think I'm missing something obvious. Kitten pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Jan 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Build-it-yourself wood hot tub - crazy?

Build-it-yourself wood hot tub - good weekend project for an amateur, or more difficult than that? [more inside]
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Sockpuppetry on May 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Hardwood floors: can an amateur do a decent job refinishing?

I need some advice about refinishing hardwood floors. Is this something I can do on my own? I've done plenty of research but I want to try and collect input from DIYers with actual experience. [more inside]
posted by penduluum on Oct 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Cabinettlesome

What would be a suitable protective coating for cabinets that were stripped and treated with a combination of orange oil and beeswax? [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Mar 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Can you advise me on making a wine rack?

I'm going to make a wine rack. Do you have any advice? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Dec 8, 2011 - 11 answers

A different type of planking

Any ideas what this type of flooring is? [more inside]
posted by timshel on Jun 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Which should we pay for and which should we do ourselves?

DIY: is it easier to go a good DIY job painting walls (interior) or installing laminate floors? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Apr 22, 2011 - 32 answers

DIY Wood Fired Pizza Oven Concerns

I am going to build a wood fired pizza oven in my backyard. Any tips on what has worked, failed, etc. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Mar 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Installing storm panels on a wood frame home?

How do I install hurricane panels to my wood frame + stucco home? [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Jun 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Only step where I step...

How should I refinish my doug fir floors for maximum durability? [more inside]
posted by fshgrl on May 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Stain over varnish?

How can I easily darken already varnished wood? [more inside]
posted by hulahulagirl on Oct 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Woodworking without modern fasteners?

Where can I find woodworking plans or guides for creating outdoor furniture with a minimum of fasteners? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 8, 2009 - 13 answers

How much prep does painted paneling need?

Repainting already painted wood paneling - can I just slap on a new coat? [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Aug 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Putting casters on the narrow bottom of old bookshelves. Help?

How do I put casters on the bottom of this bookshelf? The bottom looks like this. The bookshelf itself is of some kind of MDF or high density particleboard, i.e. not pure wood. I want to put casters on the bottom of the bookshelf, but the strip of wood that touches the floor is too narrow for a plate caster like this. Can I somehow put a screw into the end of the particle board to fit a caster like this? How? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Jul 3, 2009 - 21 answers

Will this even work?

DIY Woodworking - The step for my kitchen door was totally rotted through, so I chiselled out all the bad wood. Now what? [more inside]
posted by boosh on Jun 23, 2008 - 14 answers

Help straighten my lamp...

Bending a piece of wood... how? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 9, 2007 - 11 answers

Who makes historically-accurate door casing moldings?

I have a bunch of wooden casing moldings around the interior doors of our Washington, DC home, and over the past 75 to 100 years, they've taken quite a beating. I'd love to slowly replace the worst of them with identical moldings, but despite a pretty exhaustive search on my own, I can't find anyone who still carries anything with the same profile. Does anyone have any tips for molding manufacturers/sellers that have good variety, especially of moldings that are accurate to the turn-of-the-century period? [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Apr 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Wood and water don't mix?

We've got a wooden shelf in the bathroom in our (rented) apartment. We've been here two years now and it's gone very pale, and is stained a funny colour where water has landed on it. What should we do to return it to its former glory? (pretty much cleaning/DIY noobs, to be honest...)
posted by ascullion on Apr 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Gorgeous, useless thing.

Crafty MeFites: What can I do with a sturdy wooden box? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Mar 15, 2007 - 19 answers

A good knife for whittling?

Trying to remember the name of good French knife and also looking for suggestions for a good whittling knife. [more inside]
posted by Cochise on Dec 10, 2006 - 5 answers

What kind of wood is my deck made of?

What kind of wood is my deck made of? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Oct 27, 2006 - 13 answers

Where to buy PC case mod supplies?

Let's say you had a wooden box you wanted to turn into a PC case. Where would you buy a metal 5.25" bay assembly? I'm talking about a U-shaped piece of flat metal that will screw onto the wood box wherein a couple of drives can be mounted. There's just way too much noise in Google on this one. Thanks!
posted by scarabic on Nov 19, 2004 - 7 answers

Hardwood floors

Anyone know anything about refinishing hardwood floors? I discovered really nice hardwood under the ugly tile that covers the floors of my house, but there's a few areas where spills seeped through, and the wood has bleached out. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Dec 13, 2003 - 17 answers

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