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  1. How much are you really transporting at once? I have easily fit 100 bd ft in my small sedan, as long as I have no other passengers with me. Just lay down the back seat and the front passenger seat, and lay the boards down from the trunk up to the dashboard Then I would buckle them in with the seat belt and tie them together so they don't move around and hit me or try to exit thru the window while I drive. 8' boards fit quite easily, I even had a couple 10' boards in an accord once. You do have to make sure they don't obstruct your side view mirror or your blind-spot though, so don't try to pack too much in. Obviously this isn't something I would do if I had to drive with passengers, especially not children, and when I do this I stay on surface streets and accelerate slowly, so keep in mind that it's not completely risk-free. But it is a cheap option.
  2. If you have a rockler, woodcraft, or cabinet supply shop that supplies the transtint dyes, they will sometimes have a guy who is good at mixing dyes (often with the help of a color wheel) to help you achieve the desired finish on some scrap pieces right there at the store. If that's not a possibility, or you just prefer to go it on your own, you might try getting one of these color wheels and trying it out. I have not yet used one but have been meaning to the next time I attempt a complicated finish schedule involving dyes. yes, it's an expensive piece of cardboard, but it is made for the task you're attempting. (This is likely available from other places, just linking to rockler for simplicity) Edit, here's a better link:
  3. This is a great article on attaching posts: Doesn't really take much time to add blocking and brackets as they show, and the cost is fairly minimal for a project that will last a long long time.
  4. Any particular style of stuff already in the room?
  5. My bad I didn't know they were teaching you finance guys about supply/demand these days. Copper roofs were the thing on lots of historical buildings..did you mean for residential builds? Definitely less common. This wiki page runs thru lots of cool architectural uses of copper over the last millennium or so
  6. Supply/Demand. Demand is up because the 3rd world is developing incredibly fast and adding power lines and buying electronics, etc. Supply is down (at least in the US) because copper mining is terrible for the environment. @Tom King Beautiful work. But, are there no architects or even drafters in your area? The design looks better than most I've seen.
  7. Looks good. I'd be worried about running into those sharp corners with my head, shoulder, arm, face, groin, etc. Probably all of them on the first day in my shop.
  8. Looks great. Are there still drawers at the headboard end of the bed, and do they open fully? I have been pondering this for a future build and I'm tempted to just not do drawers on that end since the side tables will always be in the way.
  9. My kid loves this band as well, we were watching them on youtube when I saw your post.
  10. LOL no...I try to only visit during the winter. That place is disgusting in the summer. Pretty sure Llamas are extinct.
  11. 45 is humid for us here, your body adjust pretty quickly and becomes used the cushy lifestyle....Before you know it anything over 30 feels pretty gross. The "it's a dry heat" comment only angers us
  12. The parts themselves don't seem so badly priced if you just buy a couple for one project at a other kits, the cost adds up when they put in large quantities of stuff you won't use for a few years (or some you'll never use). The cost of the drill jig and little stuff like that adds up as well. If I were you I'd buy just a couple for one project and see how it goes before dropping 400 dollars.
  13. I'm finishing a desk that could have used them but I decided I would rather just finish the project sooner. (I threw pocket holes into the connecting rails instead). A more permanent project, or something I planned to move more often would be a better fit, just not sure what project that will be.