I have a new, unassembled red 2x4 Kallax. I want it to be 2x3. Could a lumberyard easily cut down the two long-pieces? [more inside]
I bought $500 of lumber from the local hardware store/lumber yard. They will delivery it tomorrow. Assuming there are two guys and it takes them 5-10 minutes to unload it, how much should I tip each of them, if anything?
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]
Basically I have a very tiny tiny yard behind my place. It gets no sun and there's green carpet there now. One of my thoughts was to make a little 3x3 or so deck to put a couple of chairs on it. But rather than have someone build it, I was wondering if there's anything like a little pre-made, pre-treated deck - like shipping pallets or something only not awful - that anyone sells. It'll save me sawing off a finger or hiring a handyman or filling out permits. And I'd rather not do way too much for something so little.
I am in a remote rural area of Atlantic Canada. There is as much old collapsing shit here as a person could want, I have only been here a short while and already have more salvage than I know what to do with, it's an embarrassment of riches! [more inside]
Do they make lumber interlaced with steel wires, which is much stronger than regular lumber? [more inside]
I need to find a sawyer in Austin, TX who will come to my yard and turn a 2' thick 9' long fallen tree trunk into wood sizes that I specify. [more inside]
Tell me how to work a chunk of purpleheart wood. [more inside]
Leveling a wooden plank floor to install tile, for dummies. [more inside]
I wanted to try my hand at building a garbage enclosure (something like this) and also a mini greenhouse. Does anyone have any resources to help me get started. I can have a stab at it using the pictures but turning these into actual plans (especially types and sizes of lumber) is more of a stretch. [more inside]
Lumber / Carpentry Filter - Should I use cedar on this fence project? Is my carpenter right about the design? [more inside]
Where's a good place to get wood online? [NOT CODE] [more inside]
I nabbed some short logs from the city brush collection site and want to use them as porch furniture. What should I do to dry and preserve them? [more inside]
How much does a 2x4 cost in London? [more inside]
Is heat-treated kiln-dried lumber safe for a raised planter box that may house vegetables? [more inside]
Using pressure-treated lumber to build indoor furniture: Will I Die? [more inside]
Is it safe to burn untreated pine which was stained ~10 years ago? [more inside]
Where might one find dimensioned hardwood lumber in Chicago? [more inside]
At a flea market a while back I bought a pretty big (about 2'x4'x1.5") slice of burled redwood with the bark still attached. I'd like to turn this into a coffee table top, but it's warped. How do I straighten it? [more inside]
How much pressure can I put on a piece of 6x6 lumber across a 6'6" span without deflecting past the standard l/360 figure? The span tables only have figures for 2-by-X lumber. The back of their full book has some technical values for 6x6's listed but I don't know how to use them.
Sources for antique wood from old construction, like old crossbeams, etc? Or used/abused antique tables? [more inside]
Where online can I order some wood, have it stained, and shipped? My google skills have failed me. I'm just trying to buy some shelves. [more inside]
Bourgeois furniture value question(s). [more inside]
Please help me find more information on the US government's take on the softwood lumber dispute with Canada. [more inside]