We recommend 12″ per side with 1/4″ overhangs on each side, a table saw and a hammer or chisel for woodworking and 1/4″ flat-topped wheels or other type of wheel for masonry work.
We recommend an 8″ or 11″ long countertop. However, you can build your design around a 9′ long countertop, or use up to 1 1/8″ long countertops.
When I build my shop, where do I cut my counters and shelves?
Use your kitchen counter and the edge of your dining table for cutting, while cutting around your furniture. This will keep the furniture from sliding around.
When I build my kitchen, what sort of countertop is recommended?
We recommend using plywood-faced, 2×4, MDF or drywall to countertop. These are the most durable.
We recommend a 1/4″ or a 3/8″ flat-topped wheel with a 3/4″ or 5/16″ thick hardwood (such as cherry, ash, walnut, oak or maple).
What type of saw do I need for woodworking?
We suggest a 1/4″ saw for woodworking and a 3/8″ saw for masonry.
What materials do you recommend for interior design?
We recommend using 1/2″ plywood for the walls and partitions. The rest could be plywood and other materials if needed.
How long should a 1/2″ thick sheet of solid oak be for a cabinetry and what should I trim in the long term?
An oak plank 1/2″ thick is ideal for interior design cabinets. You can’t use 3″ solid oak as an exterior border or wall color without compromising its strength and durability.
What about a floor?
A typical floor is 1/4″ thick by 3/8″ thick by 1″ thick. A 1/2″ thick 3/4″ thick floor should be enough for most applications.
Why do you recommend an interior wall thickness of 1/4″ ?
This is where we are not comfortable with using standard sizes. It makes it difficult as well to fit 1/2″ thick 3/4″ thick concrete wall panels into our smaller walls. When using 1/4″ thick or stronger material, you risk cracking and/or voiding your wall panels. It’s much easier