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    Lift-off hinges might be what you want. For...

    Lift-off hinges might be what you want. For instance https://www.hardwaresource.com/solid-brass-lift-off-hinge.html . Lift-off hinges work well if the hinge pin is vertical. That is, you can lift...
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    On birch trees in my area, the bark isnít held...

    On birch trees in my area, the bark isnít held very tightly to the wood underneath. Iíd expect the bark to fall off your branches as the wood dries and shrinks.
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    Where do the leaves go when the table is being...

    Where do the leaves go when the table is being used for gaming? Can you somehow store them underneath the table?
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    Well, the leaves are removable and replaceable. ...

    Well, the leaves are removable and replaceable. You could make them with solid lumber, and if you find they warp too much, replace them with veneered sheet goods.
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    Spar varnish is formulated to be softer and more...

    Spar varnish is formulated to be softer and more flexible than "normal" varnish. The idea is that it goes on wooden parts like masts on boats. In service, the parts may bend, which might crack a...
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    That's a good strategy, but I think you'd not...

    That's a good strategy, but I think you'd not only have to provide the filter, but also the mechanical connecting ductwork. If I were a potential buyer, I'd be concerned about trying to source a...
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    Well, the customer heard the cost, and opted for...

    Well, the customer heard the cost, and opted for another design. I'm relieved.
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    Festool ships the TS55 with a blade optimized for...

    Festool ships the TS55 with a blade optimized for chip-free cutting of veneer and melamine surfaces -- lots of teeth, and a negative tooth angle. That blade doesn't rip solid lumber very well -- it...
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    Thanks for all the thoughts. This black part is...

    Thanks for all the thoughts.
    This black part is going to be challenging to make, much less paint. It is a rim on a platform bed, running around the lower edge of the mattress. It is 3" tall...
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    piano finish

    I need to put a piano finish on parts for a bed. By piano finish, I mean a gloss black which is so smooth that you can't tell there's wood underneath it. I only spray waterbornes, so traditional...
  11. If the handles are wood, make the part that goes...

    If the handles are wood, make the part that goes through the door from wood. It will just be a dowel, running through the door. It will be the round tenon which fits into a round mortise in the...
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    While venting without a filter worked okay for...

    While venting without a filter worked okay for you, it is unusual for most users. That means you either have to find that rare buyer who doesn't need the filter, or you have to accept a big...
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    Put a sun at the center of your sunburst....

    Put a sun at the center of your sunburst.
    Seriously, put some sort of feature in the middle of the sunburst -- a round disk, a pentadecagon, whatever. This avoids thin fragile points on the veneer...
  14. Holesaws don't work well cutting straight down. ...

    Holesaws don't work well cutting straight down. There's no place for the sawdust to go, so it gets impacted in the bottom of the kerf. You're much better off if you can arrange to drill...
  15. I've had better luck with hole saws in plastic. ...

    I've had better luck with hole saws in plastic. I've had trouble with the forstner bit grabbing upon exit.
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    So it is a single row of bottles? The scalloped...

    So it is a single row of bottles? The scalloped racks will sit on that floor? Make them removable. You could drive screws up from the cabinet area into the underside of the racks. Or, for a...
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    If anybody just wants to watch the game --...

    If anybody just wants to watch the game -- football, baseball, whatever -- they can usually watch from their easy chair. They get a better view, with long-distance lenses and instant replay, and it...
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    'nother thought... Just because the cabinet...

    'nother thought... Just because the cabinet casework is 31" doesn't mean the drawers need to go all the way to the back. My take is that drawers don't often get pulled all the out, so the area at...
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    Blum does make long undermounts. B569 series has...

    Blum does make long undermounts. B569 series has one for a 30" drawer box. Tain't cheap. $60/pr from wwhardware.com
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    For painted raised panel doors, I'd use lumber...

    For painted raised panel doors, I'd use lumber for the frame -- poplar most likely -- but MDF can be okay for the panel. Before assembly, I'd prime the part of the panel where the core is exposed by...
  21. Letting the customer do your structural design is...

    Letting the customer do your structural design is a mistake. They don't know anything about how wood behaves, but you do. In fact, they are depending on your expertise, which they lack. They get...
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    Whaaat? I own a good sliding compound miter saw...

    Whaaat? I own a good sliding compound miter saw -- a Hitachi. It lives in the storage unit with my other housebuilding tools. It doesn't earn the space to live in my furniture shop.
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    If you build the gate like you would an indoor...

    If you build the gate like you would an indoor door, where the panel fits into a dado on all four sides, you will get water pooling in the dado at the bottom. Water pooling inside the gate i going...
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    Oddly enough, you actually get smarter as you get...

    Oddly enough, you actually get smarter as you get older.
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    You can halve the panel movement by adding a...

    You can halve the panel movement by adding a middle stile and making each panel half the size.
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