STL296: Dinkle dreams of bed framesBridgid from Dinkle's Woodshop joins Amanda and Ben to talk about her obsession with building bed frames, the best material for shop furniture, favorite tools, and how beginners can stop overthinking things in the shop.
As a beginning woodworker I have a thirst for knowledge on all things woodworking: Books/articles/videos on joinery, styles of furniture, finishing, hand tools, etc. yet I barely have made a cut on a piece of wood.
Why am I researching a debate on the acceptable dimensions of a Queen Ann Highboy at 1 am instead of practicing squaring up a piece of material?!
What would be a good way to “shut up and get to work?” Small projects? Practice joinery? Sharpen chisels? My overthinking brain is overpowering my hands and heart.
I’m in a super lucky position to be building a new home shop this year. I hope to have it finished in the early summer and once I’ve moved into the new space, the first thing I want to do is make some shop cabinets. `
Saying that plywood is expensive now is nothing new, so I’m considering using mdf and confirmat screws, with something hard-wearing for face frames.
- Would I regret this?
- What kind of glue would you recommend for mdf to mdf joints?
- What would you use for shop cabinets keeping cost in mind?
- How would your answer change if cost is not a factor?
Also, more generally, and I know this question has been asked on the podcast before, but what features would you include if you were designing a shop from the ground up?
I made a bed several years ago, with a plywood platform and 2×4 framing. We have upgraded our mattress and now need to install slats to allow for airflow. What would be the best wood for this? It’s a queen size bed and the frame is two rectangle boxes so I do have a center support
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