CREW DIY build thread

D_Nice

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picked up a sexy walnut off cut from the local millshop

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also picked up a 8/4 8x7 walnut board and a 6/4 x 7 x 9 piece of hard maple yesterday

brought the kiddo to help pick out the lumber

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cleaned all the cosmo off my new jointer :coold:

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thew this together

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still deciding how to finish it :hs:
Grizzly jointer?
 
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Chirp08

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i want to build a long sofa table of sorts to go behind the couch, between the couch and window sill, to put plants. the window sill isn't wide enough for most pots to be stable on.

i don't really care how pretty it is since its basically entirely behind the table other than maybe the top. the window is 100" wide but i was thinking of using an 8' piece to make it easier. 'appearance grade pressure-treated board' seems cheap & nice enough. considerably cheaper than the home depot project board or mdf pieces.

my idea was to take a 1" x 6" x 8' piece and make it the top, over a frame made with maybe 2x3's or something? thoughts? my ideal is 8' wide and 3' high with that 6" deep top.

Fairly straight forward since your only cuts are on the frame. If you wanted to get fancy you could glue two 2x3's together (making a 3x2.5" actual size blank) and taking your time use your circular saw, a straight edge and some clamps cut them down to nice 2x2 square legs. They won't be as perfect as if you had a planer/jointer/table saw but they will be close enough. You can then use some pre-cut lumber for the rails to finish the clean look.
 
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i want to build a long sofa table of sorts to go behind the couch, between the couch and window sill, to put plants. the window sill isn't wide enough for most pots to be stable on.

i don't really care how pretty it is since its basically entirely behind the table other than maybe the top. the window is 100" wide but i was thinking of using an 8' piece to make it easier. 'appearance grade pressure-treated board' seems cheap & nice enough. considerably cheaper than the home depot project board or mdf pieces.

my idea was to take a 1" x 6" x 8' piece and make it the top, over a frame made with maybe 2x3's or something? thoughts? my ideal is 8' wide and 3' high with that 6" deep top.
You’re gonna use PT wood…inside?
 
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D_Nice

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Yeah

waiting on the fucking table saw, which is coming by train from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale. SO maybe it'll arrive sometime before 2024.

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I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for a planer. I know the dewalt 13" is usually the go to, but I think I would prefer starting out with a helical one. I've been looking at Grizzly, Oliver, and Rikon.
 
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idk, the price seemed right. and if i'm gonna have plant pots that transfer calcium deposits & it gets wet i figured maybe it was a good idea. is there a reason not to :dunno:
Don't use PT lumber inside. The chemicals that are off-gassed aren't great for you. You would need to wait a long time for it to dry out completely.

Seal non-PT wood with waterproofing (or epoxy coat it) if you're that concerned. Not to mention you could have a tray at the bottom of the pot anyhow.
 

MiseryIndex

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It’s uglier, has chemicals that are bad for you, heavy, and unnecessary.
Don't use PT lumber inside. The chemicals that are off-gassed aren't great for you. You would need to wait a long time for it to dry out completely.

Seal non-PT wood with waterproofing (or epoxy coat it) if you're that concerned. Not to mention you could have a tray at the bottom of the pot anyhow.

ok good to know, thanks. thats why i was asking lol.
 
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Mejnoon

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idk, the price seemed right. and if i'm gonna have plant pots that transfer calcium deposits & it gets wet i figured maybe it was a good idea. is there a reason not to :dunno:
If it’s not going to be seen maybe use melamine for the top, you can get pre-made shelf boards at Lowe’s/Hd that may be the finished width you need already
 

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Damn... When woodwork meets my love for plants. Wish I had the tools to make these :eek3:

 

CPTMULLER

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Damn... When woodwork meets my love for plants. Wish I had the tools to make these :eek3:

jigsaws are pretty cheap, you could totally make that
 
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