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  1. Thank you Lee! I bookmarked that link for...

    Thank you Lee! I bookmarked that link for future. The wood movement being as minimal as this helps me understand how much "wiggle" is needed for each of the fasteners.
  2. Hi Dwayne - I'm either going 1 of 2 ways on...

    Hi Dwayne -
    I'm either going 1 of 2 ways on this (would love opinions)

    Diagonal brace from front leg to underside of the bench (on both left and right side) to prevent racking.

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  3. Thanks Andrew! I'm glad I confirmed my...

    Thanks Andrew! I'm glad I confirmed my concerns.

    I think I will drill stepped holes through the seat support and back support (aka the areas with green tape in the pic above) - the outer hole...
  4. The two spots where you see the green tape are...

    The two spots where you see the green tape are where the back rest and seat will be affixed.

    If this were a table, this would be like the top sitting on the apron... which I would do with clips...
  5. how to affix bench seat and back rest (for wood movement)

    I'm nearly finished with a bench for the dining table in our sunroom, and have some questions around affixing the seat and back rest. All parts are poplar.

    The back rest is 1.5" thick x 6" wide x...
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    Boy oh boy, I always love your work Glenn! In...

    Boy oh boy, I always love your work Glenn! In this case, the asymmetrical knobs really catch my eye, and how the grain carries to the lid is very nice. I especially like the one with the cherry?...
  7. white wash pine top, mineral stained poplar base table

    The recent table I built for a local customer got my wife wanting an upgrade for our table in our sunroom. So I used a similar design and cranked this out for her.

    The top is pine because she...
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    Love the grain match on top along with the small...

    Love the grain match on top along with the small breadboards. Very nice look!!
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    Wow! Such an achievement, and you are doing a...

    Wow! Such an achievement, and you are doing a great job!!! Really fun to follow along too
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    Hi Rick, The top is close to 3.5 feet wide x 8.5...

    Hi Rick,
    The top is close to 3.5 feet wide x 8.5 feet long, and stands 29.75 inches tall from floor to top of table surface. The long sides of the table have the legs/apron inset by 3 inches on...
  11. Really enjoying this thread and thank you for the...

    Really enjoying this thread and thank you for the posts! I'm just west of Philly, so perhaps we are able to meet up at some point.
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    Thanks guys!!! Christian... I have three long...

    Thanks guys!!!

    Christian... I have three long connectors that run between the sets of legs at both sides. Two connectors are near the edge (about 3 inches inset) so they are apron-like. The...
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    Thin (but thick looking) ash table

    A friend asked me to build her a table, and we settled upon Ash for the top.

    To be friendlier to her budget, and keep the weight down, the top was built at 3/4" thick.

    But, to give the...
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    I never knew the "little paint brushes" that I...

    I never knew the "little paint brushes" that I use are actually "acid brushes". Learn something new every day
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    I use small paint brushes from Harbor Freight and...

    I use small paint brushes from Harbor Freight and find I can get glue where I want it pretty accurately and consistently
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    You are one very resourceful person, and I admire...

    You are one very resourceful person, and I admire that! Definitely following along :)
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    The good news is, today's insulated overhead...

    The good news is, today's insulated overhead garage doors are pretty darn ok, and you'll have a nicely prepared opening should you ever want to take the time to build the doors in the future. Also,...
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    As a reference point: In our recent home addition...

    As a reference point: In our recent home addition project (about 500 square feet worth of 9 foot walls, and 300 square feet worth of vaulted ceiling) spray foam ended up being about $400 more than...
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    My issue with aprons (I have that Duluth) was...

    My issue with aprons (I have that Duluth) was that depending on what I have in various pockets, I sometimes was getting jabbed/pinched when bending down or squatting. My small square for example was...
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    From all your knowledgeable posts Jim, I'm sure...

    From all your knowledgeable posts Jim, I'm sure you're very well-versed in pole barns... but perhaps some of these tips will be helpful (or beneficial for the many others that will read here and may...
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    I greatly appreciate the instructional telling...

    I greatly appreciate the instructional telling and learn a ton from it, so THANK YOU. Also, I again realize that I know nothing about woodworking :)
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    Thanks Tom! I think I'm going to talk to Scott...

    Thanks Tom! I think I'm going to talk to Scott Morrison about some of his plans because I had a great experience adapting one of his other DVD's for a Maloof-inspired bench recently. He has some...
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    So happy for you on this Jim!! I think it's...

    So happy for you on this Jim!! I think it's finally time for us to meet up and say hello in person... Once upon a time, sold post-frame construction for a living, and I enjoy the same hobby in my...
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    Yes! That helps a lot, thank you. So the name...

    Yes! That helps a lot, thank you. So the name of the game in this style would be to fit the pieces end to end with enough angle built into each connection to create rough shape that can then be...
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    Tell me more about this please... Because the...

    Tell me more about this please... Because the approach I have been asking about throughout this thread is the "stack and shape cut" approach, but my concern was "will it be strong enough" because I...
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