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August 30, 2010 |
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hi :-)
my name is uli, I'm 53, married with two children, and live in Germany near the Luxemburg border. I work with difficult children and 
> ana, you have gained Hero status in my house...
in my house too :-)
Up to now I've done several projects of Ana, some bookshelves, console table and the lydia daybed. my recent project are matching nightstands. In the planning is new furniture for my hubbies office, and I think I'll build the project table and some pieces of Classic Storage Wall Collection.
I've built furniture before, but it ever looked quite amateurish. Today I'm more than happy with my results... thanks to Ana
greetings from germany
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Hi Uli! I'm from Spain, I've just done one project, a farmhouse table for outdoors, and I found the hardest part was converting everything to metric and not being able to use dimensional lumber. Did you run into this difficulty too? Do you have an easy way of changing the plans to metric?

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Hi! I'm from Germany, too. The other side of the country, though. Dresden.

I've been woodworking all my life but since I live in an appartment I don't have room for a workshop or a lot of power tools. I can use my dad's workshop every once in a while but he lives to far away to do this regularly.

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alittlebite said:

... I found the hardest part was converting everything to metric and not being able to use dimensional lumber. Did you run into this difficulty too? Do you have an easy way of changing the plans to metric?

Yes, I did, but I've made two lists: a) what is 1x2, 1x3 etc lumber in centimeter, and b) which dimensions of wood are available in my local hardware store. so I only have to compare and adjust anas plans a little bit. 

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Silky said:

Hi! I'm from Germany, too. The other side of the country, though. Dresden.

I've been woodworking all my life but since I live in an appartment I don't have room for a workshop or a lot of power tools. I can use my dad's workshop every once in a while but he lives to far away to do this regularly.


hello silky :-)

greetings from the eifel-forests to dresden. I'm the lucky owner of a garage which is no longer a garage but a wood workshop Smile

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Hi everyone for, well, acrossed the world from me in Alaska! Uli, your bed is so beautiful, and your nightstands are breathtaking. Thank you for inspiring us all with your photos.

I would agree that the most difficult part is going to be getting the metric/inch conversions correct. I am so sorry that there is a conversion :( but as Uli proves, it can be done! Blessings, Ana

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Hello Uli,

you really seam to know your hardware store!

I really love the beadboards everyone seems to use on the back of their shelves. Any idea if you could buy something similar here in Germany?

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Silky said:

Hello Uli,

you really seam to know your hardware store!

I really love the beadboards everyone seems to use on the back of their shelves. Any idea if you could buy something similar here in Germany?


hi silky,

I like beadboard too and searched for it. It seems you can buy milled mdf in germany, which looks like beadboard, but it's quite expensive and it is hard to find. I took simple Profilbretter ;-) (hier fehlt mir die vokabel) to achieve the look :-)

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