"I think it partly will depend on the tools that you have available to work with. If you are using a table saw and can rip the wood to size/thickness, I have found that the kiln-dried Doug-Fir 2x4 studs that Home Depot sells for about $2 each…"
I too was in need of more sheet-goods/cut-off storage for my shop (designed as 2-car garage) and went with the Rack/Cutoff Station show in the July 2011 Wood Magazine (#205).
I have found it to be able to hold quite a large amount of stock…"
"I have found that a dowel rod of the appropriate diameter glued into the hole and then sawed off flush and sanded works well. You can match the wood type to help it blend in, or chose a contrasting color to make a "style" statement."
"Good choice Brian...or at least the same choice I made! LOL
I would have loved to get Bosch 12" Glide Miter Saw but couldn't justify the $930 retail price. So I got the Makita at Home Depot for less than $500 and it has worked…"
"I have been looking at router lifts also, and for the moment (at least) I'm leaning toward the Joint Tech "SmartLift Digital. I too am planing on using the PC 7518 motor.
Good luck with the project.
"Happy Birthday, Tom. Welcome to the Group & woodworking.
Perhaps a short (or not so short) list of other "necessary" tools to make building cabinets easier is now in order to help your wife with her Christmas, Anniversary and…"
"I agree with James, "SketchUp" is the way to go. For me that means either on a Mac, or with MS. I've used several drafting programs and found the "learning curve" for SketchUp to be much faster then the…"
"It worked well as long as I was using it on a new(er) Makita sliding-compound miter saw.
When I tried it on an old Makita miter saw (chop-saw) then it would not function at all. It's height was too great to allow the wood to fit…"
I recently purchased a DeWalt D51257 Factory Reconditioned 16-Gauge Finish Nailer from Toolking.com and it seems to be just like it was fresh from the factory.
Granted I haven't put in through a long period of extreme…"
"I ran into the same problem when I was making a Flag Case for my brother-in-laws casket flag, (for displaying the flag used at his funeral).
I didn't want to use pocket-screws due to the fact that I couldn't think of a way to place them…"
Did you work from a set of plans, or was it all your own design? I like Mission style furniture a lot and enjoy building it, but I've never been overly thrilled with doing all the mortice and tenon work!!
It looks like…"
"I've found that the Titebond is somewhat slippery if too much is used, but that it is not a real problem. It 'tacks up' pretty quickly, a few seconds usually, and is fairly easy to position the pieces during that time. The Gorilla…"
I tend to use Titebond III as my 'go to' glue of choice and have always had good luck with it. That said I have also used 'Gorilla Glue' on occasion with success. The problem that I have found with the latter is that once…"