Clamping Long Boards

Sometimes you need to clamp a long board to a wide board. This sometimes means you aren’t clamping along the edge, so you’re clamps don’t reach acros the entire long board. Here’s what I mean: And clamping at each end is not good enough to apply sufficient pressure at the middle, especially when the long board has a slight bow to it. Here I’ve clamped … Read More

Using Pine Boards For Furniture Projects

This lumber is appealing because it’s cheap and you can find it at any big home and lumber store. However, it’s not designed for use with fine furniture right from the store. It’s moisure content may be over 20 or even 25%. This means it may warp, cup, or twist as it continues to dry. There’s also the possibility of internal tension in the board, … Read More