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Ikea Smallening

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]
posted by kalapierson on Jul 13, 2014 - 8 answers

How much to tip delivery of lumber

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?
posted by coffee and minarets on Jun 9, 2014 - 23 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

Is there anything out there like a small pre-made deck I can buy?

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.
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Finding the markets for your salvage?

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]
posted by Meatbomb on Nov 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Do they manufacture Super-Wood ?

Do they make lumber interlaced with steel wires, which is much stronger than regular lumber? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Dec 13, 2012 - 16 answers

...and the space he invades he gets by on you...

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]
posted by hanoixan on Jun 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me not be dispurpleheartened?

Tell me how to work a chunk of purpleheart wood. [more inside]
posted by taltalim on Apr 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Is there a way to level a wood floor?

Leveling a wooden plank floor to install tile, for dummies. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Tom Selleck and his saw had to get started somewhere

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]
posted by Disco Moo on Aug 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Lumber / Carpentry Filter - Should I use cedar on this project? Is my carpenter right?

Lumber / Carpentry Filter - Should I use cedar on this fence project? Is my carpenter right about the design? [more inside]
posted by Mid on May 30, 2011 - 18 answers

Online lumber supply recommendations?

Where's a good place to get wood online? [NOT CODE] [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Drying logs for rough furniture

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]
posted by echo target on Jun 7, 2010 - 2 answers

British Lumber Prices

How much does a 2x4 cost in London? [more inside]
posted by gilgamix on Dec 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Will my planter box kill me?

Is heat-treated kiln-dried lumber safe for a raised planter box that may house vegetables? [more inside]
posted by thinds66 on Apr 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Close and present lumber

Using pressure-treated lumber to build indoor furniture: Will I Die? [more inside]
posted by boots on Jun 4, 2008 - 13 answers

We don't need no water...

Is it safe to burn untreated pine which was stained ~10 years ago? [more inside]
posted by mezzanayne on May 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Where shall I buy some wood?

Where might one find dimensioned hardwood lumber in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Plug Dub In on Feb 27, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I straighten/flatten a large slice of burled redwood?

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]
posted by sub-culture on Nov 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Please help me with my wood

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.
posted by rolypolyman on Jul 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Needed: Antique/Used/Abused lumber or tables

Sources for antique wood from old construction, like old crossbeams, etc? Or used/abused antique tables? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Mar 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Where to get wood for shelves online?

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]
posted by malphigian on Jan 1, 2006 - 5 answers

How much should I pay for a solid walnut table?

Bourgeois furniture value question(s). [more inside]
posted by iconoclastic flow on Dec 22, 2005 - 6 answers

US Gov't take on softwood lumber dispute with Canada

Please help me find more information on the US government's take on the softwood lumber dispute with Canada. [more inside]
posted by ykjay on Nov 18, 2005 - 12 answers

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