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  1. William S.

    Just learning joinery, my interest is in Shaker style furniture making. My latest work was a console table in cherry and black walnut. With no design specifications, I built the table from a Pinterest photo.

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    • Michael Gidney

      Retired and just enjoying my
      Small shop. Like doing children furniture. Have three chairs in process now. Having FUN!

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      • Dean Saling

        Hello fello retiree. Do you happen to have a design for a childrens swing in the shape of a horse or unicorn? Thank you, Dean

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  2. kenneth pangburn

    It takes just over 100 hours to carve and paint. the wings are separate. the majority of the BB is air brushed.

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  3. Carl J.

    Grandfather clock I made several years ago. Constructed with red oak and Carpathian Burl, clock parts made in Germany.

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  4. Paul

    I made three of these shaker wall clocks and donated them to be auctioned off for veterans charities. All made from cherry.

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  5. Paul

    I made this flag case for the wife of my childhood friend and brother-in-law of more than 50 years. Made completely from Purple Heart.

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    • Brad Langdon

      “River” Table made from locally sourced elm, black tinted Ecopoxy, and legs purchased on Amazon.

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  6. Michael Kindret

    I wanted to make a new dinning room table at counter height, with a couple of leaves. My old table expanded to 60″x60″ so I used this as a starting point, building a base. I then started on the top which would slide onto the base. I used maple for the frame of the top and then used pieces of maple, oak, poplar, pine, cedar and oak plywood inlaid on the top I then started built a jig so that I could rout out the center pieces to a uniform depth and then started pouring in the resin. I finished it off with spraying a clear satin poly. after a couple of days drying, I put on some car wax and buffed it out. All together it took about 2 1/2 months to finish

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  7. William S.

    Great contrast! Do the drawers have anything to stop them from falling out when someone pulls them out beyond their safely held positions?

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  8. Clay Agent

    Tired of all the wasted space under regular router tables so I built this which has LOTS of storage for bits, accessories, and other tools. Also very stable with 4 dual locking casters.

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  9. John J. Thrash

    Built this for a friend who couldn’t find a professional cabinet maker to do it.

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  10. Paul Clipper

    Building a cigar box violin was an interesting way to learn about violin scale lengths and various dimensions that need to be followed in order to make a playable instrument. This was a fun thing to build, and it looks great up on the wall!

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  11. Howard Kasdan

    Arts & Crafts style sideboard/buffet in quarter sawn white oak; dark walnut oil finish

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  12. Benny

    Daughter-in-law wanted a farmhouse/ mid century modern dining table. I think I gave her what she wanted.

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  13. ELLIOT SAVITZKY

    This was my first piece of Shaker furniture I built using the plans from Christian Becksvoort featured in FWW.

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  14. Edward C Lankow

    Expandable table. Two leafs pull out from under top and expand to double table size.

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      Hi Larry. You can drag your file to the area right above where you enter you name. If you are having trouble with that you can email us your picture and we can submit it for you. Here is the email address. wwgoasubscription@program-director.net.
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  15. Vaitogi Taetuli

    I need plans and ideas how to build a homemade boat out of pallets and apply fiberglass.

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      Hello. Sounds like a cool project, but unfortunately we do not have any plans for something like that. Good luck and please send us a picture when you complete it!
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      Paul-Woodworkers Guild of America

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  16. Greg B

    Finished this earlier this year. Inspired to build this after seeing them in the Stickley furniture store in Denver and the original desk on display at Gallery Furniture in Houston.

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  17. Toby Thompson

    Still need to paint base white and the bottom shelf and table top will be a coco bean stain

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  18. Carlo

    I dislike how all domino table look all alike so I do designs on my table and not one is alike the other. For pictures of other tables please e-mail me for them 🙂 Thank you for this opportunity to show some of my works.

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  19. Mike Beaudette

    I changed the angle of the seat and back and raised the height of the front of the seat and made the backs higher. This makes them easier to get out of and you can lean your head back on the backs.

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  20. steven griffitts

    Started a small home woodworking business “thinWoodline” Instagram and ETSY using same name.

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  21. jim wachsman

    I have been learning how to make these new river tables this is my last one out of 4

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  22. Eileen B

    Convinced my brother and sister-in-law that I could replace their “plain Jane” door and create a new one for their mid-century modern home.Success!!

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  23. Francis Hartman

    My Bride’s new table. I used white oak for top and legs. For the rails I used red oak. I stained with a gel and satin clear coat.

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  24. GARY

    Decided to make my wife an Adirondack chair, ottoman, and table. When I finished, I decided I needed a chair and ottoman too.

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  25. John

    Recently retired from 9-5 job. Now I have a 24 hr hobby. Just learning how to make beauty from scraps

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  26. Jeffery Mills

    26 String Harpune
    A BeardedWonder Productions Production by
    BeardedWonder

    The harp took five or six weeks to construct in my car port with two or three hours a day four or five days a week spent. It took thirty to forty minutes of set up and put away and clean up for each session so only an hour and a half to two hours per session was actual working on the harp. It was slow and fun work as I have never made an instrument so complex.

    The harp has a thirty inch long sound board and is about forty two inches high. It is a Paraguayan style harp where the string are strung in the middle not on the left hand side as traditional folk and modern concert harps. This makes it lighter and easier to build as the stresses are all down the middle of the harp. You may have noticed that it use guitar tuners instead of tuning pins. Easier to tune and no wrench to drop or loose.
    John Kovac – Harpmaker 26 String Harpune kit for the hardware plans and strings. One bold and six screws and it is in pieces again.

    ~!~ Thank you for viewing ~!~

    BeardedWonder

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  27. Matthew Weaver

    Old piano that’s been handed down and was headed to scrap, so I turned it into a mantle.

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  28. DeWayne E Maddox

    this is a 48 inch self contained water wheel 30 gallon reservoir, 500 gph adjustable water pump. plug and enjoy the motion and sound of falling water. Also build a 40 inch all here in my wood shop.

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  29. Mark Knox

    Garage “mudroom” lockers in progress. 3/4″ maple plywood, maple face frame and poplar trim.

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  30. Dennis Caruso

    I have many more of these works. I’m not a carpenter, I do make cabinets, Doors, mostly one of a kind piece’s of wood art.

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  31. Frank Couch

    Your plan for a vegetable bin was a great idea to fill an open space in our kitchen counter. I had to modify the dimensions to fit the existing opening. The top bin serves as a bread box. Thanks, WGOA!

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  32. Kevin

    Custom woodwork.
    “Doing what we love for those who love what we do”
    30 yr Veteran- Worked with the best and continue to make nothing less!
    Instagram:timberfrogwoodworks

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  33. Paul Bick

    All made out of game used, broken hockey sticks.
    End table measures 21inches square, 16 inches high

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  34. Michael

    I’ve been making these for 35 years and the bell shaped roof is my secret. Its perfectly round and not heavy as you might think

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  35. Michael

    All types of birds enjoy these houses. I’ve had blue birds and several other species of birds nest at the same time.

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  36. Bill Schneider

    This is my version of a bedside table my granddaughter made for me. She (9th grade when she made it) showed me how to make the top. It was great to see her interest in woodworking and learning a new technique from her.

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  37. Eugene Rogers

    If your a beginner like me, I took handouts of power tools from veteran woodworkers and learned on them. Then added better tools as I went along. Took about a year to accumulate and build. But to me it was worth the wait.

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  38. Chuck Olson

    I had a well cover, for a dug well, that was chipping and cracking. I repaired that but decided I needed to completely cover it so I built a well cover.

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  39. jim armbrust

    Both of these projects are made from repurposed wood and materials. I am just getting back into woodworking.

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  40. John

    I’ve been a carpenter for over 40 years; found the love of restoring and building antique boats 20 years ago. Since retiring 5 years ago, I’m finding time for some special projects.

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  41. Donald

    This is a great use of the CnC router. I am a Marine Corps Vet. Thank you for that share. I just got my CNC router and did two projects with it. i am still learning

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  42. Dorald

    Commissioned by my neighbor to build this sofa table with a hidden compartment for keeping his “Home Defense” items concealed and safe. The drawer is activated by a RFID card when placed in just the right area. Neighbor gave me the +30 year old walnut stock to use because it was from his father which he lost recently. Sort of a memorial table with added security! Top has a maple inlay surround with matching leg pegs.

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  43. Wayland

    I wanted my dog Ollie to ride along with me when we go camping. He enjoys the rides we take. Made out of mostly scrap pieces I had around the shop. Did have to purchase a half sheet of luan.

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  44. Rodney Miller

    This is a small Mesquite bowl turned from wood I found laying on the ground in Chandler, AZ.

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  45. Kirk Hagen

    I build tall case mission style clocks as an avocation. I have two for sale right now. They have a German made mechanical movement that chimes every quarter hour. It makes a beautiful sound. These clocks are made to resemble Stickley reproductions.

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  46. Kirk Hagen

    I’ve built tall case mission style grandfather clocks for four years now. I have two for sale right now.

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  47. Dave

    1968 Dodge A108 camper van restoration project. The layout is similar to the original but much improved. The cabinet below the fridge contains a heating/air conditioning system out of a big rig truck. I’m now prepping it for paint after welding 45 feet of body seams.

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  48. Charles Adler

    My brothers new house in mountains of North Carolina . So I made him benches and a flower box for one corner of his deck . First project.of this size for me !

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  49. Dean Saling

    Hello, your zebra is very well done. Good job. Do you happen to have a design for a children’s swing in the shape of a horse or unicorn? Thank you, Dean

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  50. Jason Menk

    Half log siding, scraps from a job. Oak bar top, pallet wood behind bar,Corrugated steel below that. All free material.

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  51. Lou Waller

    Large salad bowl was a Christmas present for daughter and family. About 11 inches in diameter and 8 inches tall. It has a hickory base. Finished with food grade walnut oil.

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  52. David Kennedy

    I have made over 40 of these for nieces nephews,friends and charity events for my wife’s pre-school.

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  53. Ed France

    i’m having a problem finding plans to build a bar for a basement for get togathers with friends, where could I find plans here. maybe my wording is wrong
    Thank you

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      Hi Ed. We do not have a plan like that unfortunately. We do, however, have extensive resources on cabinet making and furniture making that should be helpful to you as you plan for this project.
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      Paul Woodworkers Guild of America

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  54. Bhalchandra

    Dining Table with Bench, hand made in KD European Pine, size: Table 1265 mm L x 780 mm D x 760 mm H,Bench 1045 mm L x 360 mm D x 460 mm H finished with WATCO food safe Butcher Block oil & finish for natural look.

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  55. Darrell Martin

    A Rocking Horse I built for My granddaughter Made out of Oak With Leather Reigns And A Mop Mane And Tail And Glass Eyes Painted pupil.

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  56. Richard Rigling

    Here are two projects. One major, on minor.
    The bandsaw jewelry boxes were Holiday presents several years ago and used up some of my cutoffs.
    The dinning room chandelier took nearly a year, required steam bending and glue lamination to make the ellipses. It took several approaches to make the light fixtures, finally settling on 1/8″ NPT brass elbows.. The glass ellipses were epoxied into walnut frames and then epoxied between the upper and lower rims

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  57. Bill A Maher

    I have a small garage workshop so I specialize in small furniture, boxes and clocks.

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      Hi Mitchell. Can you please let us know what finish you are referring to?
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      Hi James. What project are you referring to?

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      Jean-Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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  58. jgavin65

    Great job! That project is next on my list and just needed some inspiration! Did you save the cut list?

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  59. Tim

    Nice work. Looks like the chair side of a rocker/cradle plan I’ve seen & want to build for my grandson. Scaled down of force.

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  60. WILLIAM

    I made the multisided polygons using instructions from WWGOA DVDs on Layout & Geometry. You need the pdfs from these discs as well. The number & month rings are twelve-sided polygons and the weekday ring is a seven-sided polygon. I first noticed the perpetual Calendars on Pinterest.

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  61. WILLIAM

    I made the multisided polygons using instructions from WWGOA DVDs on Layout & Geometry. You need the pdfs from these discs as well. The number & month rings are twelve-sided polygons and the weekday ring is a seven-sided polygon. I first noticed the perpetual Calendars on Pinterest. I made this from scraps of ¾” Oak good both sides plywood. The largest ring is about 15″ across. The face and back are ½” plywood but I don’t know what kind. It is finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. The numbers are painted with white acrylic paint and the letters are colored with a Sharpie Gold Metallic Permanent Marker.

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  62. WILLIAM

    I made the multisided polygons using instructions from WWGOA DVDs on Layout & Geometry. You need the pdfs from these discs as well. The number & month rings are twelve-sided polygons and the weekday ring is a seven-sided polygon. I first noticed the perpetual Calendars on Pinterest. I made this from scraps of ¾” Oak good both sides plywood. The largest ring is about 15″ across. The face and back are ½” plywood but I don’t know what kind. It is finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. The numbers are painted with white acrylic paint and the letters are colored with a Sharpie Gold Metallic Permanent Marker. The numbers and letters were engraved with a Dremel tool and a “105 engraving cutter”

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  63. Douglas

    that is absolutely gorgeous! I hope I can make the same – did you publish plans?! Keep sawing!

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  64. Carlos N.

    All these projects are very nice my compliment to all of you. I personally just have a bedroom turned into a mini wood shop to pass my bored retirement time. 🙂

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  65. Rodney Melville

    lymanlouis : I really like this King size bed frame and it looks like you’ve done a spiffing job! Well done. I’m inspired by your work :-)) Are there plans available for this build? Thanks again for submitting your picture! I’m too afraid to post my meagre efforts….. maybe one day!

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  66. Rodney

    Hey lymanlouis: Great build of this King size bed frame! I am inspired by your work. Are there any plans available for this build? Thank you for posting your picture. I may too one day but not at the moment for my meagre projects! Thank you again. Rod from Western Australia

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  67. David Applegate

    I would love to build a catapult like this with my grandson. Are plans available?

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  68. JACK

    I have made a number of these boxes as well as some furniture that I give as gifts to my friends and family.

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  69. Ivan Torres

    This is from a tree I had to take down in my moms yard a few years ago. I saved a section in order to make this table.

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  70. Michael Peck

    A big thanks for the reindeer pattern. My son and I made numerous deer at three different sizes. Painted them red and gave to neighbors for Christmas……everyone loved them…Thanks again

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  71. Dale

    Where do you get sycamore lumber? I live in Denver area and can get most common hardwoods and exotics but species like sycamore, sassafras etc. are really hard to find.

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      Hi Dale. I haven’t come across it the lumber yards that I frequent in Minnesota either.
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  72. David Hartman

    Laundry room was dull and and lacked storage , the walls are tiled to make it look like wood planks for durability had to customise the cabinets to fit in the space.

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  73. Glen Guarino

    I chose to revisit this design made a number of years ago. I designed Flower Mirror Revisited to use rescued Bubinga. The soft curves of the mirror allow the light to dance across the surface of the wood. As with many of my pieces I chose to do a clear hand rubbed finish to allow the beauty of the wood to take center stage. Photo by Justin Guarino

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  74. Renê

    Very nice project!! I would like to see more pictures of it or, if it’s possible, the whole project! Thanks!

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  75. jeff waller

    Due to arthritis in my hands, and emphysema, ( wood dust induced) I find it nigh- on impossible to indulge my love of woodwork. But my enthusiasm and hunger for information is unaffected. so I am not able to submit any project’s. Sorry!

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  76. Gary

    Was a gift for my daughter, who told me of their existence. Itz very hard to get cedar here, so had to go with cypress fence boards instead.
    As long as she’s happy

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  77. ANTHONY

    That is one very nice jewelry box. I would love to make two for my granddaughters. Are plans purchased or is this project of your own design?

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  78. Gerald Davis

    Magnificent! Years ago I worked on those truck and yours is spot on!

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  79. LOU

    I’m a new member as of about 4 months. Fantastic material. Want to be a woodworker like George.

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  80. Steven Roberts

    I have been scroll sawing projects for years. I decided to take up toy making. I have a bad habit of going all in when I start something new. I made a motorcycle and found the wheels very difficult to make.

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  81. Antonio Santiago

    Fue una experiencia bien agradable el poder lograr disenar y construir esa pared de division para mi balcon, dividiendo el area de cocina exterior del area que utilizamos para esparcimiento. Otra similar pero con acceso para entrar al area fue hecha el borde derecho de ese porche.

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  82. Denis Muras

    My website has a large number of my projects, I just need to update it sometime. I have a lot of toy projects that I need to put up there…Enjoy!

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  83. John

    I really like the cedar planter George made. I’ve used that as a basis for making several more. I’ve made some modifications. The 1st is that I make the dirt tray 22″ wide, this is 2′ less the thickness of the lumber. 2nd, I cut the slats to fit sideways. This is plenty strong and doesn’t require bracing. One that I made is a U-shape. This was to show how a planter could be made specifically for a greenhouse. The full size is 6’x8′ with a 2′ opening to go between the side planting beds and get to back bed. I found, when making this, that using biscuits made alignment much easier when joining the upper and lower frames. One extra thing I incorporated is lining the inside with landscape paper.
    You don’t have a way to send a picture otherwise I’d attach pictures of this planter.

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      Hi John,

      It would be great to see a photo! Please scroll to the bottom of the page on “Show Us Your Project” and fill out the form before clicking the red “Share Your Project” button to submit and share with the community.

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