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  1. I've seen lots of plans for various pieces of furniture, but not any for couches/sofas. Looking to do something very simple. Wooden with detached pillows. Something simple and clean like the Ikea Lillberg line. I like the open-side look, but not a big fan of slats. I guess worst-case I can just try to draw up a plan based on the pictures. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  2. Heh. I'm pretty much settled on doing the breaking down and refinishing. That'll be this evening's project. Thanks all.
  3. We recently acquired a used crib for our son. The only problem is that the garage that was used to store it apparently was storing some other furniture that had some severe nicotine stink. As such, the crib now has 3rd hand smoke residue. It's solid wood construction with some sort of stain on it. (the Ikea Leksvik line) Any recommendations for getting the stain/smell out? If all I was going to do was cover it up, I'd put another layer of finish on top to seal the smells in, but seeing as how young teeth have the potential to gnaw on the wood, that seems like a bad idea. So I'd rather try to remove the permeation directly. The best solution would be to disassemble the crib, sand each piece down to bare wood and then apply a finish. I'm trying to avoid that much work. Any recommendations for less time-consuming alternatives that would come pretty close to achieving the same result?
  4. Welcome! Seems like there would be some good forestry up that way. How's your local wood selection?
  5. Well then if you want to buy something, the Alaska Mill is popular.
  6. Just watch your total current. You don't want to blow any circuits. Is there any way you can put the DC outside? Then just run it almost full-time.
  7. How much are you willing to pay? You can always call up your local mill or lumber yard and ask how much they charge to make a cut? It's probably going to be cheaper than buying a chainsaw guide.
  8. How about something like this:,240,41065&ap=1 also sold at woodcraft: or a simpler design:
  9. My wife is allergic to latex now, partially from working on a medical research lab for 7 years and wearing gloves daily (taking gloves on and off everyday will also wear on your rings).
  10. Looks great. I assume the vertical piece is for strength? Did you prime it before you painted?
  11. Exactly. Works perfectly too. I've got about 5.5' between the right of the RAS & the wall and about 2' to the left before the door. I can chop most any length from there.
  12. I have about a quarter of a 2-car garage (half the wide & half the depth). The tablesaw gets pulled into the driveway, as does cutting down any ply. I built the door split so that I can use the bottom half as an infeed to the RAS or chop-saw. Everything else is handheld tools.
  13. Build an array of shelving to hold all of my shop stuff in a single unit rather than having 4 "reclaimed" dressers doing the housing.
  14. Sounds good. I have the WWI on my Radial Arm Saw and love that blade.