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Title: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn-k on March 20, 2006, 09:10:36 PM
Cecilia said:

 
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I was actually wondering if it would be appropriate to ask for ideas on some 'non mainstream' furniture like bookcases and cupboards etc. Sometimes people seem to be able to create such lovely rustic and functional stuff.


I said sure -it's all part of what makes a house a home.  Anybody can buy particle board furniture.  How about your special creations - rustic to fancy
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on March 20, 2006, 09:26:13 PM
Here is one I did - it's been seen here before but is appropriate for this topic.

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The pine table folds up against the post when not in use.  I used piano hinges and fit the size to the available space.  When lowered the bottom remains attached to the post, the leg flops out to stand vertically and both leaves flop down to make a table about 4' x 4' square.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on March 20, 2006, 09:58:03 PM
Nice, PEG --just what she was looking for.  I knew you would come up with some great stuff.  I'll try to get a few more original photo's in soon - much more rustic but functional - that's me. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on March 20, 2006, 10:03:18 PM
Nice work, the woods you chose really brought out the beauty in the pieces...  I remarked to Glenn about the craftsmanship...  Glenn said "Peg's is craftsmanship, mine's crapsmanship!"   Being a log cabin, ours is the more "rustic" look but I really like it.   :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jb52761 on March 21, 2006, 05:01:17 AM
PEG...I am very impressed. You can send that small table my way any time...  ;)...BTW, I have access to some dried log pieces that have been halved, so that one side is very flat and somewhat smooth ( they are at a pallet factory here). I want to use a few of them to make a bar top. Do you think it would be easy or worth it to build some kind of base and attatch them on top, then epoxy the top surface ? The bottoms are still round and have the bark, don't know if that would make it hard to sit on a base or not.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jimmy_Cason on March 21, 2006, 06:15:52 AM
Wow! Glenn and Peg.....Just Wow!   When do you guys start your own book?
put me down for two copies...
As a plastic fabricator I envy these wood working projects.
One day I will be able to do small wood working projects
like the pictures you have posted.
As soon as I get finished with this
large 2 story wooden project!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on March 21, 2006, 06:43:25 AM
 couple of more ,

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  teak cane shaft , the lady didn't like it who asked for it.

  So she has the handle it's bored for , and I got the shaft :(

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  Pine night stand.


 JB sure go for it . what do you have to lose :) The epoxy part I'd think about , another finish might be better.

 Good luck , PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on March 21, 2006, 06:52:04 AM
More useful Items built out of scrap lumber.  The average building time on each of these was about 1 or 2 hours.  My time was fairly fast as I left the finishing to Kathy.  Most of the boards were run through a surface planer and all were sawn on my sawmill.  Each was built to fill a space or satisfy a need without costing anything other than time, brads and finish materials -a few dollars each.  Sorry about the angles -most areas were rather tight.

All of these items were cut square -layed out with light pencil lines then shot together with a 2" air powered brad nailer.  A finish nailer would be better but I don't have one.  Weight on the shelves is not enough to cause problems with the brads.  No glue was used.  No problems.  For more durable furniture add glue.

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Utility shelf on the bridge -room for kitchen overflow

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Spice shelf between table leaves - a useful area near the kitchen range


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Another kitchen shelf made of blue stain pine.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: dail(Guest) on March 21, 2006, 09:49:15 AM
I don't really have much on this workstation, except this photo. But a poor one though.
All my extra money goes into tools. I scrounge for wood for projects. This piece was built from resawed 2x's.
The beveled glass is what cost. $400. Good thing the frame was cheap.
It was this piece to my wife that, ...finally sold her on the idea of letting me have all those expensive tools!
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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on March 21, 2006, 11:07:44 AM
That's a beauty, Dail.  I think you deserve more tools.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on March 21, 2006, 11:37:24 AM
That really is beautiful!  Yeh, with women, it's all in how you approach them!   ::)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on March 21, 2006, 04:46:17 PM
  Progress?

 eigth grade shop class , pine pump lamp / oak book shelf ,

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 about 1970 .

  Pine dry sink  senior project 1974 , Mr Yabrodie , AKA Uncle  Ed , the shop teacher teased me that he  was going to give me a incomplete on this project as I ponyed it onto a "Career english " class open house/ expo , based on a career in wood working ,  I go  a 95% on both. IIRC.

  The high chair was made in 1985.

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    Kitchen table built about 1986 or so , Pine . A cat or dog now RIP/ dead chewed off the details on the lower ears , not due to the chewing , natural causes / old age , they used to match the upper "ears".

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  Shoe box 2003 or so . pine

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   Tall clock 80's pine with oak crown mold , well I had it left over.  The clock works and glass came out of a old Korea  cheapie clock , still works great :)

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    Cedar head board , left over 5/4 x 4 cedar decking  :)

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    Oak desk with babinga leg extention add when the kid grew  :)

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  The point is we all start some where , where we end up,,, is partly choices along the road.

    PEG

  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on March 21, 2006, 08:17:22 PM
Nice stuff

And here I thought I done good to make shelves out of the Nomadic Furniture books (these are the ones that talk about "a young fellow named Frank Gehry" who was making corrugated cardboard furniture) and 2x2's with a couple of zillion holes drilled in them so you can make, say, a stand for a small refrigerator (with a bit of counter space and a few shelves) that was extremely sturdy when bolted together with shelves but no diagonal bracing.  

Hey, that thing got moved to four different houses, and it was still sturdy when I retired the refrigerator.  

And I had a loft bed made the same way.  In one house it even had a TV shelf.  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on March 25, 2006, 09:18:12 PM
Hi Folk

I really enjoyed seeing all the photos of hand made furniture which were posted last week. You just can't buy that sort of thing from a shop can you?

I might have to borrow that good idea for keeping shoes in - could mean the end of risking wearing two different shoes because one of every pair in the cupboard seems to have gone missing.

Has anyone made things from found materials? We bought several items on the day we moved (!) which were part of a collection of a retiring Austrian woodworker. His name is Frank Wimmer.

I'll see if I can work out how to add some photos of his stuff into this message.

Well, I hope I did that right!
cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on March 25, 2006, 09:20:36 PM
I tried to put up four photos, but only one appeared, so I'll try it this way.

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cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on March 25, 2006, 09:38:35 PM
Neat looking stuff, Cecilia.  Nothing like one of a kind items.  Looks like you got the photo thing figured out.

I looked at the shoe thing also.  It's just that I don't have time to build one with a hundred compartments right now--and where would I put it??? :-/  Note that I only wear one pair of shoes all the time.  The spare set is not broke in yet.

I was just thinking today while I was sawing lumber how satisfying it is to know you made it yourself --even just boards.  Many of the things I make for the cabin are not fancy.  There is a need for the item, --it is made -- the need is filled --the wood supplies the beauty with no two being exactly the same.  Swirls, knots, cracks, bug holes and trails-- they all serve to make an item that is truly unique and one you will not tire of looking at.  If that is not enough - hit it with the hammer a few times-- a bit of distressing will make it look old.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on March 26, 2006, 03:28:09 PM
Neat chairs and bench/table.

One of the seven zillion things on my list to learn about.

Life is too short.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jb52761 on March 27, 2006, 03:54:11 AM
Curiosity has gotten me...what are the short pieces sticking out from the legs for...one on the chair and one on the table...?.....
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on March 27, 2006, 05:56:35 AM
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Curiosity has gotten me...what are the short pieces sticking out from the legs for...one on the chair and one on the table...?.....


  Looks like where the maker signs his work,

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  Frank  Wimmer :)

  PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on March 27, 2006, 05:53:18 PM
Yes - you are quite right. The little pieces of timber attached to the legs of the chairs and tables are indeed Frank Wimmer's way of signing his work.

I was so pleased to read Glenn's words about knots and bug holes in the timbers which become part of our homes and furniture. I always love to see the evidence of  the tree's original life and the scars it bears a as testament to this.

There's something so indescribeable about living in a home where you can look at a wall and remember just what the weather was like on the day you were erecting it. As I sit here at my computer I can look to my left and in my mind's eye I see the last of the heap of mudbricks which we were using to enclose the walls of this room, and I can still feel the comfort of the recently boiled kettle which I clutched underneath my jacket, sitting on those bricks as I waited for Jonni to do the last of the washing off of my mortary fingermarks from the timber posts, before we finished work for the day and made our way home.

I also love that I can still remember the beautiful grain patterns that are now hidden behind the brickwork.

Up on the tallest wall, on the east end of the house, when I was standing on top of our tallest reaching ladder, finishing off the mortar joints while Jonni worked on the inside from the scaffolding tower. I stood there waiting for the next brick to go on my mortar bed, and couldn't resist writing along the angled edge which was almost dry - "Cecilia was here", and wondering how many years before anyone (if ever) gets to read it!

cecilia
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on March 27, 2006, 10:58:53 PM
Interesting information about and from Frank Wimmer.

http://ourhouse.ninemsn.com.au/ourhouse/factsheets/db/artanddesign/06/601.asp

Cecilia said,
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I was so pleased to read Glenn's words about knots and bug holes in the timbers which become part of our homes and furniture. I always love to see the evidence of  the tree's original life and the scars it bears a as testament to this.
 

A thought about this point comes to mind.  A native American friend came over and looked at a log beam on the ceiling of our bedroom.  He showed me how the side of the log I had faced down so we could see it when looking at the ceiling, showed signs of 2 forest fires that had partially healed over.  He has a degree in Botany and works in Yosemite.  Without his comments I would never have realized what made the log interesting to look at.

Mike Oehler mentiond that if you leave the logs sitting for 6 months or so the bark will come off easier and the bugs will have time to work their magic on it carving all kinds of interesting trails and designs.  I agree that he is right.  Some of the bugs are very interesting too.  

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I've seen a lot of these cuties.

From here - http://www.buginfo.com/articles/facts_beetles.cfm and http://www.durable-wood.com/termites/index.php

Nearly all leave when the bark is off and the wood dries out.  Most live in the cambium layer right at the surface of the wood.  Termites will go on into the wood as long as there is enough moisture.  Scorpions are often found under the loosened bark as they love to eat termites per my Indian buddy, Ben.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on March 28, 2006, 12:24:08 AM
 When I was in France I went into a small French furniture shop . And tryed to chat with the two guys who ran it / built the stuff. Very nice stuff 8-) in a basement shop , really small , cramped , dusty etc . ::)

   It was antimated conversation to say the least , my French sucks and they're English wasn't any better than my French . But as wood workers can do , we over came that by showing each other stuff / what we meant.

  They did  lot of work in "wormie wood"  , Walnut IIRC, I got across how do you get all this " wormie wood" !!!

  

   They pulled out a needle gun , air driven , like the black shoes on the boat used to chip paint off the hull , they made there own worm holes where and how often they wanted 8-) 8-) 8-) with the needle gun  :) It only had a few of the chippers in place so 3 or 4 holes per ramming it home .

  Smart in a simple way as well ;) Some days it's good to be French ISH :-*

 PEG
  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on March 28, 2006, 05:16:25 AM
The cute fat worm above makes the neatest trails - up to about 1/2 inch wide and about 1/8 deep making many square and odd turns like a pac-man as it eats.

Here is an article telling many details about blue stain which shows in the cabinet/shelf I made on the other page.

http://www.durable-wood.com/pdfs/Bluestain_properties.pdf

Your France trip sounds like ours , PEG.  Our French was so bad they would always talk English if they could. :)  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: John Raabe on March 28, 2006, 05:30:44 AM
It's great to see the fine work folks are doing... and to see the character of the different craftsmen get expressed through their work. Not everybody can build their own furniture, but when you do it really enriches the home.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on April 01, 2006, 04:07:43 PM
 Cherry bed and foot stool,

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  Pine veggie bin ,

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  Pine "Cranberry picker" mag rack , 8th grade ,

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 PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on April 01, 2006, 06:34:04 PM
Nice work PEG - I really like the style of the veggie bin.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on April 02, 2006, 04:53:00 PM
 Kids toys , well , one toy, one cradle ,


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  This one is  a rebound cab/ hutch, had a hard life :( we'll see if she can be restored :)


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  All built in the 80's , PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on April 02, 2006, 05:16:20 PM
You've built a lot of nice furniture, PEG - I especially liked the dry sink & the veggie bin... (besides those neat doors you restored)

Cecilia, I like those chairs & the bench--love how it looks with the rubbed oil finish, I'll have to try that on some doors & window sills.  You're house is very nice, too.

Well, I have some new accessories in our cabin to report!   :)  Finally got the washer & dryer hooked up today!  Now I don't have to drag everything back & forth to our other place, yea!  (I don't ask Glenn to help with the laundry anymore after he helped me one time by washing all the colors & whites together... on-the-other-hand, he may have done that on purpose so he wouldn't have to do it anymore  ;)  Nah, he wouldn't have done that... :D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: hunter63 on April 03, 2006, 11:57:40 AM
Lots of good projects in this thread.
While working on my small log cabin, I was forced to do alot of custom work also, getting better at it but this is the kitchen, so far. Buiult the base at the "city house then installed at the "Place"

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Did alot of mods on old furiture that I picked up, cutting the top off a 4 drawer dresser, making it a three drawer, to fit under the windows in the loft.
Using a  two old water bed platforms and new head boards to have storage under the beds etc.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on April 03, 2006, 01:33:09 PM
nice job, looks very cozy!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: lodestar on April 03, 2006, 02:04:44 PM
Lots of wonderful stuff posted...

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on April 04, 2006, 05:07:21 PM
Ran across a kind of interesting book the other day--

Northwoods Furniture, by Jim Stack

Odd combination of perfectly reasonable--but then he tells you how to mess up a saw blade so you can make wood look really really rough-sawn.  And instructs you to not get all the boards on the table top quite in line.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1558705694/sr=8-1/qid=1144201765/ref=sr_1_1/103-4441361-7626258?%5Fencoding=UTF8

Chair on the cover is thin pieces of ash, bent and glued.  It almost looks like I could do it.  Not an exceptionally graceful design, though.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on April 28, 2006, 08:09:55 PM
[size=12]How about a paint grade fireplace mantal  :)


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   Tomorrow I'll finish making the accual top and go install it . Then the painter will make it look pretty.   MDF doesn't look like much unpainted.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: jonseyhay on April 28, 2006, 09:44:44 PM
Looks pretty good to me Pegg. The customer should be real pleased with that. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on April 29, 2006, 02:30:11 PM
[size=12]  


  Installed mantal  :)

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  Now for the over mantal , beveled mirror , Raised panel, couple of more pilasters , and some crown at the ceiling.

  And for those who might ask all manf. spec's where followed as to clearances at the breast plate and mantal top  ;)


  Now for the painter we wait ::)
 PEG






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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: AAA-DAY on May 03, 2006, 04:26:37 PM
Glen,
I am really interested in how you constructed the fold up table, what a great space saving idea. Do you have a picture of the table in the down position?
My husband just finished building a wonderful coat rack/shelf combo for our cabin. It is a knock-off from one in the Restoration Hardware catalogue that sold for $800. Ours cost $50.00 to make!

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on May 03, 2006, 09:30:06 PM
Here is a picture of it.

The 3x4's underneath are actually stops to keep the leaves from going too far down when loaded.  The two pieces on the leaves butt up to the ones on the center section putting them in compression and the piano hinges in tension.  The ends were shaved after the leaves shrunk a bit more making leaves sit a bit high -- they are pretty even now and have not changed after the initial adjustment.  The two leaves are put on with piano hinges as well as the hinge to the post being piano hinge also.  Another piece of piano hinge holds the leg to the bottom of the table so it simply folds up when the table is stored against the post.  The leaves fold around the post when the table is stored and a spice rack was added to fill out the space between the leaves when stored.  Appx size is 4'6"x 4'6"

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jwv on May 04, 2006, 05:00:34 AM
AAA-Day!!

I Want That!  (we could do a thread just like the HGTV show).  The coat rack/shelf is beautiful. great job

Judy
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: AAA-DAY on May 04, 2006, 09:32:41 AM
Thanks Judy!
Thank you for the detailed explaination of the table, Glenn. What a great concept. I might have to put my "tool man" on that project!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: ki4hpz on May 04, 2006, 09:46:59 AM
Darn, wish i had some talent...I built a gun rack in high school...lol
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on May 08, 2006, 12:53:46 AM
Here's a photo of our new bookcase.
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My poor long suffering husband had already cut the timber for the shelves of a more conventional bookcase when I had a great stroke of luck and found a lovely design for a more higgledy piggledy sort of layout.

Actually he didn't need too much persuading to change the design as he found the uneven height of the shelves easier to fit!

cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on May 08, 2006, 03:41:38 AM
That's really a  nice book case Cecilia ----but no fair changing horses in the middle of the stream. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on May 08, 2006, 12:31:54 PM
I agree Glenn (well sort of), but he truly didn't take much persuading to change the design, and he was able to do it without wasting any of the timber (luckily he has a good mathematical brain).

He can't have been too upset altering the design, as he's now decided to do the upstairs bank of bookcases in a similar style.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that when it comes to installing a wall of shelves and cupboards in my studio that they can be a hotch potch of sizes too.

I'm not really into symmetry and order!
cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on May 08, 2006, 05:26:50 PM
Me neither, Cecilia-- I have to leave that to my wife---- but I think I'm slowly breaking her down. :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on May 08, 2006, 05:56:34 PM
  Mantel painted , they decide no over mantel was needed just the antique mirror ,  ceiling is to low and the room to small for any more than is there, IMO.So it's all good  :)

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  and a church office calander / tack board

  VG Fir and purple heart,

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  Very nice stuff to you all :)

 PEG

  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on May 09, 2006, 04:03:46 PM
It looks like that's all the mantel needed--just the mirror.  Looks very nice.

As for the church bulletin board--if you want to see how nice it looks (it does), do it now, before all the stuff gets posted--sign-up sheets for everything, notices for trips, letters from former members, and so on.  Won't take long.

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on May 09, 2006, 06:13:07 PM
Yup-- gotta love those Church Bulletin Boards (http://www.badpets.net/Humor/Religion/ChurchBloopers.html)   ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on June 03, 2006, 10:41:46 PM
A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo of the new bookcase Jonni was making.

Now he's finished the cupboards that surround the bookcase, and I've just finished oiling it all with good old tung oil.

So thrilled with the end result that I'm showing you a photo of the completed wall - except for the as yet unlined ceiling!

cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond


Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: bil2054 on June 04, 2006, 04:49:41 AM
Lovely, Cecilia! My compliments to you both.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on June 04, 2006, 05:50:05 AM
Really nice, Cecilia and Jonni.  Thoreau would be proud.  He preferred the real wood over the plaster he did in his Walden Pond cabin.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 04, 2006, 06:17:14 AM
Nice job  :) Great hand rail/ guard rail :)

 Did Jonni turn those wood knobs ? They seem to match the wood type of the door's :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on June 04, 2006, 12:56:10 PM
I'm pleased you all seem to like our bookcase and cupboards. I just love all the different sizes. After all - books and other stuff comes in all sizes, doesn't it?

No, Jonni didn't turn the knobs himself. We can buy them at the hardware store in packs of half a dozen. You have the choice of pine or Tassie Oak. These are the Tassie Oak ones, and when oiled they come up a pretty good match for the messmate doors, which has all colours through it.

The handrail is part of the balustrades we have all up the staircases and along the top landing (which can be seen from downstairs).

It was made by a local ornamental blacksmith who lives just up the road. We said we'd like bullrushes and this is what he came up with.

Here's one of the photos - but there are quite a few more on the duckpond website, including one of three strong men lifting one of the pieces onto the top balcony!

cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond


Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 04, 2006, 01:10:16 PM
Very nice  :) It wouldn't comply with our US codes , which states a 4" sphere cannot pass thru any two balister's at any point  ::)

 Sort of put's the kibosh on anything ,  ah to creative  ::)

 This rail push's the envolpe here,  

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 I wasn't on site when it got inspected but I'd bet a dollar to a donut that the local insp. measured almost every opening to insure it complied  ::) :'( ;D


 Very nice work creative , artistic  , functional ,etc.   love it, keep it up :)

 Good job , PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on June 05, 2006, 01:55:17 PM
Hi PEGG

The angle from which the photo of the bullrush balustrade was taken may give the impression that there are large gaps in the components. However, I can assure you that its creator, John Blumink, is fully conscious of our strict codes and tested each one of the openings as he was making them.

He knows that the building inspector can bring his little ball to test any suspiciously large openings, and the last thing he wants is to have to gather up his burly friends and family to lift the panels down and take them back to his workshop for modification!!!

We had originally thought of making rustic type timber balustrades, but with so much timber on the walls, plus timber ceilings and the big timber posts, the iron sets off the timber and the timber displays the ironwork well. Also, if we had gone for timber regulations decree that we couldn't have such long spans without support posts to break up the distances, so the iron was a good option.

cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on June 09, 2006, 06:14:54 PM
I worked as a fabricator in a shop, and we made some railings for the boss's son's cabin.  They had tulies, grass, "water", "rocks", and a duck, bear, and fish, in them.  The cabin was in Idaho, and supposedly there is no building code in the area.  Looked fairly similar, just more stuff.  The tulies were my favorite part to make, I always loved running the lathe by hand to turn down steel.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 25, 2006, 09:06:07 AM
Here's a old cab. I built around 1986 ish ,

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  It's had a hard life for a bit so It's back "home "sort of , I cleaned it up , put on another coat of finish , new handles . looks OK for what it is .

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 Details ,
  
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  Mock up of the next shop project :


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  The right side shows the shape , here the wood ,

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  Quarter sawn Red Oak , it will be stained a light Walnut sort of color ro match some older stuff where it will live  :)

  BTW the pine cab is a surprise for my wife when she gets home from Fl. next week , don't tell her ;)

 Unless she's watching from a far(ie Lurking ) , ya never know  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on June 25, 2006, 09:14:17 AM
That's a really handsome corner cabinet, PEG... that was one of the things I was always looking for in a house I used to have - space saving, holds lots of knick knacks & books.  What is the size of the other shelf you are planning?  

Cecilia, I love your railing & built in bookcases.  I was showing people at work way back when you posted that, they really liked it.  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: peg_688 on June 25, 2006, 08:02:08 PM
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 What is the size of the other shelf you are planning?  

 


 It's about 36" in height and 19" at the base in width. It's going to house collectable "Hummells" (sp) :) Little doll like deals , porcelain I think :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on June 25, 2006, 08:22:17 PM
My dad brought some Hummels back from Germany for my mom - she has a collection - I think I might have broken one - one of us kids did anyway, don't remember if it was me, though.  They are really nice - can't hardly afford to buy one now...  :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 25, 2006, 08:24:12 PM
Jeesh you broke a Hummell and your Dad's wooden ruler and you lived  :o :o ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on June 25, 2006, 08:32:13 PM
My dad was pretty easy on us girls...  ::) - still don't remember if it WAS me that broke it...  :-/ (the Hummel, that is, I know I broke at least 1 ruler...) it was always fun to play in the tool shop.   :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on June 26, 2006, 04:25:57 PM
I can't remember if I broke my mom's ruler or if she grabbed it out of my hands and oiled it.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 03, 2006, 05:32:52 PM
  Red Cedar garden bench  :)

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 03, 2006, 05:53:31 PM
Nice -- simple, functional and stout. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: PEG688 on July 03, 2006, 06:25:26 PM
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Nice -- simple, functional and stout. :)


  Yup only 4 mortised joints  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on July 31, 2006, 07:35:13 PM
Quarter sawn Red Oak corner cabinet.

 No finish/ stain.

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 After stain :

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on July 31, 2006, 08:48:50 PM
Nice job, PEG.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on August 01, 2006, 05:31:00 PM
cute little baby!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on August 03, 2006, 06:57:31 PM
 Spindles any one ?

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 Couldn't matchum at the lumber yard so I turned um ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on August 03, 2006, 09:25:53 PM
You running a copier, PEG, or pure skill?  Nice job. :)

Some day I'll get the Shopsmith going and turn something.  It's been years though.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: peg_688 on August 04, 2006, 04:10:00 AM
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You running a copier, PEG, or pure skill?  Nice job. :)

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  Duplicators are for kids and the rich  ::), I use a combination of dumb luck, and the ever present brute strenght and pure ignorance essential in every good carpenter ;) Thanks , PEG  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: ShawnaJ on August 12, 2006, 08:13:12 AM

Has anyone done a Murphy bed? Thinking about doing that for extra sleeping room for guests, but have it out of the way when it's not needed....basically I was thinking it would be a big cupboard, with a matress on some sort of platform and hinge setup.....

Cecilia, I love that Iron railing, and the cupboards.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on August 12, 2006, 01:43:52 PM
Hi Shawna

Glad you liked our railings and cupboards. We had our final inspection a couple of weeks ago and the building inspector carefully measured all the gaps in ALL the railings, plus the heights - fortunately they were were all spot on!

My husband finds that building cupboards and bookshelves with different level shelves in adjacent sections is much easier than having them on the same levels as you can 'get at them' from the next section of cupboard.

I'm quite happy about this as I want higgledy piggledy cupboards and shelves right through my studio when we work our way that far down on the list of jobs.

cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on August 13, 2006, 06:59:10 AM
Cecelia, your home looks wonderful!  Just looked through a lot of the new postings - Jonnie has done such a beautiful job on the shelves & all the wood work & your garden is lovely.  

Peg, great job on the Hummell knick knack shelf, & your posts turned out really good!  

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on August 25, 2006, 06:38:22 PM
Couple of hall tables , Babinga , walnut , red oak, maple plugs :

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  Both tables shown at the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild show in Bayview , Wa.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on August 25, 2006, 07:29:34 PM
 Red Cedar Vase I turned :

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on August 25, 2006, 08:13:08 PM
Funny -- looks like a duck to me. :-/

"He's a funny duck" ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: benevolance on August 30, 2006, 08:04:55 PM
The duckpond house is breathtaking...

No other way to describe it...

Amazing what you can accomplish when you amass such a pile of thought with hard work of many people...

I did not think I would like the Rendering on the wall...But it was lovely...
Subtle touches like the Bull Rushes on the railings were genius
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on August 30, 2006, 08:44:56 PM
PEG's craftmanship & also Jonnie's fine woodworking are really beautiful!  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: benevolance on August 31, 2006, 06:23:26 AM
I like the Duck in Peg's Picture...Sort of reminds me of the Faces on the Stonehednge Guys....Anyone else know what I am talking about?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on August 31, 2006, 05:26:27 PM
These dudes?

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from here (from Easter Island, actually)

http://www.sacredsites.com/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: benevolance on August 31, 2006, 07:18:06 PM
YES!

Thank you....I was hoping someone would figure out what I was trying to say....That duck looks exactly like that dude....Well sort of...*L*

I feel less weird now...

Thank you
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on October 14, 2006, 12:27:48 PM
Old broken stained glass window ,remove broken bits ,  add frame and garden  :)

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on October 14, 2006, 03:22:45 PM
lovely
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on October 14, 2006, 03:26:35 PM
yes, quite lovely!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on October 20, 2006, 09:13:18 AM
Here are Sassy's new shelves which I built under duress and humiliation. :'(  She finished them - another coat or two to go.  I will probably add center supports later - letting the boards dry a bit now.  I like rustic style -- I get to use the nail gun and chain saw. :)  This project took about an hour.  Sassy has been sanding and finishing for about 3 hours.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on October 20, 2006, 04:48:42 PM
Looks like good shelves.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on October 20, 2006, 05:40:34 PM
Nice job to you both ,practical and very fitting for the setting 8-)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on October 20, 2006, 06:18:28 PM
Hey, thanks.  I guess I can't say I wasn't motivated.  The wood is a board appx 16 to 18 inches wide ==was one board 20'6" long.  It was a White fir that I fell last year..  The board was a reject from my saw mill due to a dull blade - a bit uneven thickness but the top is smooth - I trimmed it off so I could make a good cut for my mom to send back to Oregon for shelves for her kitchen.  She wanted something rustic also. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: benevolance on November 27, 2006, 10:28:38 PM
Glenn did I read that right...Your mom gets the good lumber for shelves and Sassy gets the rejects?

Buddy I would avoid this approach in the future it could lead to...ah.. problems at the underground headquarters....Might put you in the underground doghouse :P

Glenn are you a momma's boy....sassy confess is he puddy in her hands?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on November 27, 2006, 10:50:10 PM
Dang it Peter - you tryin to cause trouble?

I'm not a mamma's boy -- my dog used to bite her legs when she tried to force me to get on the school bus -- teacher beat me over the fingers with a ruler and I didn't want to go. :'(

As you should well know, The wavy, uneven thickness boards are extremely rare and highly coveted by rustic furniture designers the world over. :-/

Mom had to make do with plain old straight boards.

So there...... :o
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: benevolance on November 27, 2006, 11:11:16 PM
Glenn I keep getting the good stuff from you....Nice how you angle and spin it..

The uneven wvy boards are collectible the whole world over...and your mom has to "settle" for the perfect boards...

Yes I think I can make that work with my wife in a pinch....thanks man! ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on November 27, 2006, 11:43:37 PM
And men don't think women see right through them...  ::) Ya just gotta humor them cuz their like little boys...   ::)

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on November 27, 2006, 11:47:19 PM
Sure -- when we're not being passive aggressive - whatever that is. :-?

Wish I'd gone to college sometimes so I'd know what these names mean. :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: benevolance on November 28, 2006, 06:52:16 AM
Sassy lucky for me my wife does not surf or post here...So I am safe sort of...I can get all the good info without her getting the inside scoop

 :D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on December 13, 2006, 04:03:08 PM
(first photo post, let's see how this goes... had trouble getting multiple images into same post so I tripled 'em up in a composite)
Here are some images of an entertainment center I made about 20 yrs ago... too bad I couldn't have foreseen HD TV back then, that's a 27 incher, used to think it was big. Right side has tape decks, CD changer, turntable (what?), tuner and storage. Oak veneer plywood and oaks solids, Zebrawood veneer inset doors, walnut trim strips. glass door fronted units on left & right have speakers in the bottom. Pocket doors on TV section. VCR/DVD mess door tips up and slides in like a pocket door.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on December 13, 2006, 04:08:37 PM
And here's a wall clock and table...
End table is oak with flooring inlaid along with walnut strips in the top
Oak wall clock, all solid wood. runs on a $4 battery operated mechanism.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on December 13, 2006, 05:42:14 PM
Nice job, Don.  A bit more complicated than I try to do with my chain saw and air nailer.

To put as many pictures as you want on a page, upload them to Photobucket then paste the IMG tags into your message.  The file post at the bottom of the message only allows one file at a time.

More picture posting info here.

http://www.countryplans.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1115032671
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on December 13, 2006, 07:03:29 PM
Thanks Glenn. I knew you'd have the solution. So here goes 2 images.
Bed foot and head boards. Pine, or maybe spruce or maybe fir? SPF.
Glued up, sanded, routed, clear coated

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Bruce on December 13, 2006, 07:58:55 PM
Impressive workmanship!! I especially like the clock
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on December 13, 2006, 08:10:02 PM
Verrrry nice!  As Glenn said - we go for the more "rustic" look!   ;)  But it all looks good in our cabin...  And I actually got more shelves & my bathroom looks wonderful - more has been done, I've put up some lace curtains & other stuff - definitely a woman's bath!   :)  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on December 26, 2006, 06:20:44 PM
Nice work Mtn. Don , you must have slipped this in while I wasn't lookin  :)

  BTW I couldn't see/ view the last photo's all is see are the dreaded  Red X's  :(
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on December 26, 2006, 06:52:53 PM
Quote

  BTW I couldn't see/ view the last photo's all is see are the dreaded  Red X's  :(

You probably are referring to reply#99 in this thread. ? If so I'm not sure what's up, the bed images came up on my computer. So here's a direct link to each one of the two images

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q75/djmillerbucket/woodwork%20for%20countryplans/bed02.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q75/djmillerbucket/woodwork%20for%20countryplans/bed01.jpg

... and thanks for the kind words
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on January 14, 2007, 12:02:56 PM
This dressers about done , 4 more coats of finish , install draw fronts and decide on draw pulls ,

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Maple 5 draw dresser.

Next up might be this lil cabinet,

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With these White Pine boards for doors ,


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Sort of naturally coopered , been staying stable for 6 months now , at about 8 to 10 MC depending on the day.

The case sides will be these planks ,

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The two on the right , the most freckled ones .

The stand will be MTL Redwood , can't find the photo of it right now .


  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on January 14, 2007, 12:15:11 PM
Cool stuff, PEG -- I think you have a lot more patience than I do.  I imagine my nail gun would split that hardwood. :-/ :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: peg_688 on January 14, 2007, 12:24:45 PM
Quote
 I imagine my nail gun would split that hardwood. :-/ :)


 Very few nails where used ;) Hoy vey Glenn  ::)

 BTW Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on January 14, 2007, 05:47:39 PM
Finding a neat use for the "naturally coopered" sounds like a great idea!

 :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on January 17, 2007, 07:32:36 PM
Got the draws fronts on , Maple knobs next , then deliever it on Sunday.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on January 20, 2007, 09:25:22 AM
Beautiful work - can't wait to see it when you have the finish on it...  8-)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on January 20, 2007, 04:28:32 PM
Sassy it has 4 coats of a water borne spar varnish on it  :-[

 Here's the finished dresser , knobs and all:

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on January 20, 2007, 06:43:17 PM
How do you like the water base?  I usually put a high gloss on everything (that's what Glenn likes) & works better for the counter tops - plus it usually darkens the wood a little so I was looking for my amateur look...  :-[

The dresser looks very professional, the finish so smooth - I was looking for a color change from your earlier pics - that's why I asked...  :-/  the natural wood color looks really nice  :) .
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on January 20, 2007, 06:46:44 PM
I've grown to love the natural tones of the wood more and more. I especially like some of the newer finishes that do not even add the yellow cast that used to be pretty much inevitable.   Sorry, Sassy, I don't like high gloss on anything except my Jeep, but even that isn't usually too shiny anymore... dirt and dust.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: peg_688 on January 20, 2007, 07:03:56 PM
Quote

 #1: How do you like the water base?


 #2:  I usually put a high gloss on everything (that's what Glenn likes) & works better for the counter tops - plus it usually darkens the wood a little so I was looking for my amateur look...  :-[

#3: The dresser looks very professional, the finish so smooth - I was looking for a color change from your earlier pics - that's why I asked...  :-/  the natural wood color looks really nice  :) .


 #1: This finish is nice , flows on good , brush's out nice .  It's Daly's  Sea Fin Aquaspar , I've used Crystalfin before it is super clear , on color at all , which on Maple I don't really like.  Maple is so white that I think , for my tastes , it needs some amber color, the Aquaspar has that. Just a hint of Amber.

 #2: I like Satin finishs , Gloss looks to plasticie . As far as durabilty goes the  number of coats is what adds that , IMO. I've done a few doors with gloss varnish , owners request / direction, they look ,ah,  glossie / plasticie , even if you do a nice job , no runs , on marks etc it still looks thick and fake .


 #3: Thanks , I'm gettin paid so I guess I'm a professional  ;D The client likes it as well.

  And thats the bottom line , eh ;)        
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on January 20, 2007, 07:21:23 PM
I used to like the satin finish better - but with all the logs & wood in our cabin, the gloss offsets & gives a contrasting look.  It's a lot harder to get the finish real smooth... on one of the counters I was working on last fall, I used some verathane that had been opened several month before - I kept putting coats on, sanding them, they just got worse & worse, finally had to sand the stuff off - I guess the "drier" had evaporated... what a mess, had to start over again.  I still have some shelves I need to put more coats on...

In the master bath, I just put "Defy" on, which is supposed to waterproof the wood, doesn't change the finish of the wood but does yellow it...
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on January 20, 2007, 09:12:35 PM
Did you mean Deft?

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 I've used it , lots of it in fact. Stinks to high heaven , in fact one might think he , or she was in high heaven when using it in confined spaces  ;D

  The Aqua Fin is very similar without the smell. Deft might dry a little faster. And sometimes , warm weather that fast drying can be a issue , sort of like using Shellac in a way. The fast / to fast drying way.  

 I did use spray Deft on the Maple knobs, on this dresser . I have spray Deft and spraying the knobs seemed to make sense, more sense than brushing them.  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on January 20, 2007, 09:28:54 PM
Defy is the log and board water proofer I get from the Log Home Store - 98% water proof and breaths along with being anti-mold and anti fungal -- so I had her put it on the wood tub surround walls it the bath room.. They now have it in clear with some UV protection.  Most has a bit of a stain color for UV protection but this stuff is very mild and safe for indoor use.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on January 20, 2007, 09:36:26 PM
Oh that stuff, I sort a remember you posting about it . I was under the impression it was a outdoor type finish, of course you do use a chain saw inside and out don't ya Glenn  :o ;D

 It might stand up to bathroom use eh ;)  Time will be the judge  8-)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on January 20, 2007, 09:44:55 PM
Yep - they mentioned that it could be used inside - It has no sheen - just stops water from getting into the wood.  It's not a finish as much as a protectant, and can be used on damp wood - lets moisture out but no water in -
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Leo on April 10, 2007, 03:47:49 PM
Some neat stuff.the kitchen looks similar to something i want to do.I like the whole thing.curtains allow better ventilation.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: cecilia on May 24, 2007, 04:23:11 PM
Finally I can join in with a contribution to all the good stuff that's appeared in this section.

Our new bed is finally finished and the story of how it all happened has been added to The Duckpond website.

Here's the direct link to the bed story:-
http://www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond/emerginghouse57.htm

cecilia
www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on May 24, 2007, 06:32:05 PM
Nicely done  8-) I see John Deere is alive and well in Kiwi land  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on May 24, 2007, 07:13:00 PM
Very nice work, Cecilia and Jonni.

It is a one of a kind bed. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Amanda_931 on May 28, 2007, 06:50:12 PM
Nice, and a nice idea.

And a mural to come??
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: desdawg on May 28, 2007, 07:32:26 PM
I like it. Is that what is being called twig furniture these days?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 15, 2007, 04:44:27 PM
Turned these this week , light side

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 dark  side ,

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  Come on what else you folks have ?? :-/ :-/ Some body had to have added something by now  :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on June 15, 2007, 08:03:09 PM
Cool PEG -- Nice work.  Why'd you paint that one blue????   :-?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 16, 2007, 12:35:48 PM
You are soooooooooo funny Glenn  ::)

  I turned theses back in 1999 , for a large kitchen table , in a large kitchen I would think. Never saw the kitchen and the table is back at the shop I turned the legs for due to a toilet leak , beach house left unattended/ checked  for 3 months , small little leak , did a [highlight]LOT[/highlight] of damage to the house.

 Another [highlight]reason to put SHUT OFF'S ON YOUR CABINS[/highlight]  if you have water pressure to your places , pardon the drift . :-[

 Photo's
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 It is a distressed finish , the water damage is the mold and sort of "washed out " look of the finish.  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on June 16, 2007, 10:14:41 PM
Yeah -- I am kinda funny sometimes, eh? PEG. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: peg_688 on June 17, 2007, 10:49:02 AM
Quote

 Yeah -- I am kinda funny sometimes, eh? PEG. :)

 

Ya  yer  a riot  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 17, 2007, 11:18:19 AM
Ok so ya didn't ask but here's more  ;D


 Garden tools ,

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   Cherry Vases , Yew  candle holders,

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 The lil cup is my 1st turning on my own lathe ,

 And a Madrone natural edge bowl ,

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  Is anyone out there , besides Glenn  :-/ :'(
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: AAA-DAY on June 17, 2007, 11:23:06 AM
PEG, I've been enjoying your posted projects for awhile now. You asked if anyone else had anything to post, and I do! I posted a picture of the coat rack my husband made quite awhile back, and would like to share two new projects he created for our cabin.
The first is a tv cabinet. I wanted a corner unit, but I wanted it to be low enough to fit under the window, and to angle more than 45 degrees (to face the chair more than the couch), a tall order and required a custom job. My husband created this cabinet and it worked great.
Also, note the black "shaker style" clock on the top, it is a reproduction of one I saw in the Speigel catalog, and I love it.
I really enjoy seeing other's projects, I hope more posts come!(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi201.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa178%2Fblondrtt%2FCIMG0437.jpg&hash=9b9c51da4241a7fba9a32847dc2724ec)(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi201.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa178%2Fblondrtt%2FCIMG0455.jpg&hash=7394553f9d8dc7182d5b94e0f7e52daf)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 17, 2007, 02:33:30 PM
Very nice work  8-)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on June 17, 2007, 03:03:40 PM
Looks great and so does the wall. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on June 17, 2007, 07:01:06 PM
I can't see any pictures while I'm at work  :'(
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on June 17, 2007, 07:06:17 PM
Ohhhhh,  we'll all have to sit here and be bummed for you. :( :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 17, 2007, 08:13:23 PM
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 I can't see any pictures while I'm at work  :'(

 

 Why those meanies at the VA what they thinkin  >:(


 Just think what you got to look forward to when ya get off shift Sassy ;D

 And Glenn how about a lil compassion ?????? :-/  

 

 OK That's enought  ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on June 17, 2007, 08:30:48 PM
Sorry PEG.  Whatever got into me? :-?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on June 18, 2007, 08:08:06 PM
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 I can't see any pictures while I'm at work  :'(

 

 So,  eh , Sas!  Ya  still at work or what ;)

 And , ah , Glenn , did the devil make ya do it ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on June 18, 2007, 08:57:05 PM
Sorry I was out -- I was getting historic photos off another site.

I just have that little passive aggressive streak. :P

She doesn't have DSL at the other place - dial up is too painful to deal with.  We are poor people - can't afford it at both places so I get it here -- :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on June 21, 2007, 09:15:32 PM
Turnings! I'd forgotten that I'd turned a piece or two of wood.

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That's a 3 3/8" diameter glue up
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on June 22, 2007, 10:23:10 PM
Very nice work, everyone!  8-)  I have so much catching up to do  :-/ - I can see Glenn's been playing fast & loose while I've been gone  ;) .  Had 2 full days of classes to go to  :P
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on June 22, 2007, 10:24:34 PM

Whaaaaa..... :-?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 13, 2007, 08:42:57 PM
Island countertop and bookshelf , out of Jatoba ( Brazilian Cherry )

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 Black & White,

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 It's come a long way from this ,

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 Even got to rent some 36" widebelt sander time,

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 Of course it was to wide , 39", so I had to do two glue ups , then sand , then glue those two 20" glue ups togther and final sand , rout , that just one coat of finish , 4 more to go then do the install.

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 The top to the bookself is 1 1/2" thick as well , no photo of that  yet.  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 13, 2007, 09:07:13 PM
Holy guacamole, PEG -- nice work. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 13, 2007, 09:16:08 PM
Thanks . :)  

  That wood is hard and VERY heavy. :o :o I can barely turn it over to put finish on the under side .  Let alone pick it up , the 1/2 pieces I could pick up , now that it's glued togther it's a two man lift.

 Which BTW is important( finishing both sides)  to prevent cupping. The finish should be pretty equal , especialy in a island that has a warming draw and a dish washer, any heat , moisture makers . This island doesn't have either but I don't like to take chances , way to much work in making it to skimp on a few coats of finish.  ;)

  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 13, 2007, 09:20:08 PM
Now I know why my Bull Pine warped -- I didn't finish both sides -- you teach me something new everyday, PEG.  Thx. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 13, 2007, 09:27:36 PM
It's not a 100% sure thing but that among with MC , say under 8% , and you'll notice my glue ups are not very wide . So a few more factors , but applying a pretty  even # of coats is a good idea on something like a counter top . Where heat from things inside cabinets and moisture can build up.

 What was your pine used for??

  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 13, 2007, 09:56:04 PM
It is a countertop - slab 2" thick x 18 inches wide -- I just always used the rustic excuse.  It would be normal for it to warp some anyway.  I probably made it worse by doing only the top.

I know small strips rotated like you did is better to resist warping but I'm lazy.  I mean rustic. :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on July 14, 2007, 04:51:21 AM
You're not the only one who doesn't/didn't know about finishing both sides of a counter or tabletop; any large flat wood surface. It's worse when there's a ready source of heat and/or moisture on one side. ... same thing applies to doors, all surfaces including the bottom and top edges should be finished.

Shortly after moving here to the desert I watched in horror/fascination years ago as a tabletop seemed to warp before my very eyes as the first coat of finish dried on the top surface.

That's sometimes forgotten after trimming the bottom edge.

And those pictures of yours are always showing off something from your garden.  :)  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 14, 2007, 05:50:28 AM
You know how it is, Don.  Us poor people have to put something in there to make our crudely made chainsaw cut counters look decent. ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 15, 2007, 05:46:31 PM
Got the book shelf unit assembled , so a couple of more coats of finish and I can install them on  Wed.

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 Nice Jatoba ply back as well, eh ;)

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on July 15, 2007, 05:57:17 PM
Dang, those are good looking, PEG.   :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 15, 2007, 07:09:18 PM
Very Professional, PEG.  Nice work.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 15, 2007, 07:20:50 PM
Ok I confess :o the back is not really Jatoba  :-[, it Mahogany :) stained with a mix to match colour ;D

 Thanks guys  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on July 18, 2007, 06:30:03 PM
 Installed ,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on July 18, 2007, 06:39:26 PM
Nice unique one of a kind island.  Great job.

Wow -- I kinda sound like a real estate agent now. :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on July 18, 2007, 07:06:36 PM
 I made another Jatoba  island top about 7 or 8 years ago Mr. RealEstate man  ;D This ones nicer ;) The client said it was
 "Gorgeous "  8-)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on July 18, 2007, 07:15:38 PM
Well - they got that right. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: Sassy on July 18, 2007, 07:21:38 PM
I agree with the client!  8-)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Woodsrule on October 08, 2007, 05:21:59 PM
This is my first attempt so be gentle ;D  This is a rustic porch swing I recently made from pear, hickory, and maple.  The maple was rescued from the burn pile; the pieces were extra from a bowling alley overrun.  I drawknife the wood and construct with mortise and tenons with gorilla glue for a waterproof joint.  Tony

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on October 08, 2007, 06:56:31 PM
It takes some patience to fit all that together. Nice job, Tony!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on October 08, 2007, 07:20:04 PM
Nice job Tony  8-) It might be a LIL low though ;D

 So is that ,((( Insert the name of the previous owner , Yessh I wish I hadn't deleted that PM  ;D )) , place  ?? Out in the Whipple road area.    
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on October 08, 2007, 07:59:52 PM
Looks great, Tony.  Did you make the tenons with the draw knife also, or just bark the wood?

PEG -- It's a swing-- you are supposed to stick your legs straight out. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Woodsrule on October 09, 2007, 04:03:07 PM
Don, Thanks for the kind words.  I do enjoy this type of woodworking. I've done other kinds, but these projects are very satisfying.

PEG, this piece is exactly the right size for me, since I'm a bit "vertically challenged."  Yes, this is some of my place, at the end of the driveway is North road.  Turn left and Whipple is about 300 feet down. The Chauvins would like what I've done with the stone as their ancestors were all masons. In fact, I've found two hand dug wells on the place.  We had to fill them in for liability purposes, but they were made with great skill, and I'm sure, pride.

Glenn,  I do rough out the tenons with my drawknife, then finish them with the Veritas tenon makers.  I used to do them all by hand, but Veritas makes a good product at a reasonable price, so I can speed up the process a bit. FYI - this piece took me about 30 hours to build, so I'm not getting rich by making this type of furniture. :)  Thanks to all for your comments, Tony
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 04, 2007, 06:41:48 AM
Well seeing I put the island top on this thread I'll add the rest of the Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) top photos here as well,

 big sink hole ,

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 Mitered corner,

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 Cam style "suck-ups" under corner,

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 Corner with Maloofs poly / oil finish applied ,

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 View from dinning room , things yet to do , install sink / dishwasher / S/S back splash tiles ,

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 Oven wall ,

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 Sink wall, sink is just dropped in the hole to check fit and for photo op,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 04, 2007, 06:55:31 AM
Nice work, PEG.

That is a big sink hole.  :o

Here's another one.

 Big Sink Hole (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/glennkangiser/sink_hole_truck.jpg)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: peg_688 on November 04, 2007, 07:08:40 AM
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Nice work, PEG.

That is a big sink hole.  :o

Here's another one.

 Big Sink Hole (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/glennkangiser/sink_hole_truck.jpg)

 Is this a set up for some one to say ," But Glenn that looks like a really big ICE hole to me! "
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on November 04, 2007, 08:16:08 AM
Looks like you just did. ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: peg_688 on November 04, 2007, 08:26:00 AM
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Looks like you just did. ;D

 Ay ya I did  ;D Thanks for the set-up ;) Of course I did pre-set it for you with the big sink hole photo/ caption , but the truck thru the ice was to tempting ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on November 04, 2007, 08:53:40 AM
Can't pass on a good set-up. ;D

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on November 04, 2007, 02:35:39 PM
Can't anyone tell this guy was just ice fishing. You can see part of the fishing pole on the top of his ice house.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on November 04, 2007, 02:45:59 PM
Looks like he's hopin' to drag out a big one. :-/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Preston on November 05, 2007, 07:15:24 AM
Looks Great Peg!  Any rough dimensions on that kitchen?  I really love the look of wood countertops.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on November 05, 2007, 11:19:43 AM
Very nice kitchen. Those folks ought to to be quite pleased.

And that is a pretty big sink hole, no matter which one you look at.

The one reminds me of the winter roads that were used across lakes and tundra to remote settlements in northern Manitoba. The rest of the year everything was flown in. When they started out each winter they begin by clearing the snow off the ice. That enables the ice to freeze thicker. That initial clearing would be done by getting a big Cat in motion with the "driver" walking behind steering with long ropes. They'd lose a Cat every so often, but not the driver.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn-k on November 05, 2007, 07:04:49 PM
It's trying to tell you that the weather there is incompatible with human life -- then they go try to fool it with a CAT.

It's not nice to fool mother nature.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: peg_688 on November 05, 2007, 07:08:43 PM
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  Any rough dimensions on that kitchen?  

 About 14' x 14' roughly.

 The counter top  on the sink wall is 123 1/2", plus the 36 " ish refer. The oven wall is 68" corner to oven 36" oven , 36 1/2" section left of oven then the 30"ish wall oven / micro draw cabinet.

 

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Preston on November 12, 2007, 05:04:55 AM
Thanks for that!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 17, 2007, 08:20:14 PM
 How about vanities ,

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 Built sort of like tables ,

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 Out of Khaya ( African Ribbon grain Mahogany) ,

 Before applying Maloof's Poly/ Oil,

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 Full extension slides ,

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 Does this qualify :-/ for this thread?  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 17, 2007, 09:18:39 PM
Hand made by you at your shop, PEG.  That fits the bill, although it is much nicer than anything I'd ever be able to build -- not enough drive or patience. :-/

Super nice job. How many hours in a project like that? :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 17, 2007, 09:26:11 PM
Design time / wood selection etc was about 10 hours.

 Build time was under 35 , finish will take 3 or so then  deliver and install will add  another 6 to 8.

 Fun project,  great repeat clients . 8-)

 I have a window seat , reading / book shelf area to do for them as well.  
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 17, 2007, 09:34:29 PM
I'd be lucky to get a good start in that amount of time. :-/

I'm the chainsaw and nail gun guy. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
Post by: MountainDon on November 18, 2007, 03:59:26 PM
Exceptionally nice, Paul.

Nice color of wood with the oil finish.  :)

Feels real good when you have them repeating.  8-)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 29, 2007, 07:03:18 PM
 All the finish is applied now, 3 coats of Daly's Aqua Spar satin over the cured poly / oil.

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 Delivery day is Sat , if it's doesn't snow to much.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 29, 2007, 07:07:54 PM
I love the detail shots like the 2nd photo above, or is it below.  ::)

Looks greeeaaat!  :)

Snow: we're waiting on a forecast that states the weather may dump a foot or more in the north mountains.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 29, 2007, 07:10:58 PM
Wow, PEG.  Really nice. [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on November 29, 2007, 07:12:37 PM
PEG, you do some mighty fine work!   8) :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 16, 2008, 08:19:29 PM
 How about a small table refinishing project??

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 This is one confused table , beech legs (I think), one rail is Oak , one is Fir , the end rails are both Fir siding pieces I think, the parts that are hinged for the legs to fold out are Poplar. The top is Cherry , but not a very good match of color or grain.

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 It was refinished some years ago by the same owner that has it now so no worries on ruining any pattina that was really old.

  I had it all apart , reglued one broken off leg tenon back on , replaced all the old screws in the top hinges and the side rails , I plugged the screw holes instead of letting them show.

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 The tops not quite that orange the holigen light did that , it is all right , at least I hope she likes it  :-\

   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on January 16, 2008, 08:37:22 PM
Hey, PEG, we have a table sorta like that - needs repair & refinishing  :)  Nice work, as usual!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 16, 2008, 08:46:30 PM
 

 Glenn could do it :) Oh wait no chainsaw work , bobcat maybe , ah nah  ??? Humm maybe a job for you Sas ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on January 16, 2008, 11:22:07 PM
Nice job PEG.  I'd just make a new one out of pine and shoot it together with the nail gun.  The chainsaw would have to be real sharp for the detail work.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 04:08:09 AM
Good job Peg. Sort of unusual how they used the leaf support. Most I have seen use a 3/4-1" leaf support from under the apron. Is there any indiaction of the age of the piece or the area it was made.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 17, 2008, 05:48:41 AM


  No Red , other than the scratches in line with the hinges , nuttin ??? They've lived in Ohio , Massachusetts , and Georgia so best guess I'd have is "back east" as to here it was made.

 It is a pleasant looking  little table  , the legs being the nicest feature. I may measure it up for a future rebuild before I deliver it.


 Thanks for looking and posting, anybody else got anything??
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 06:00:15 AM
Well this really doesn't fall into the specific catagory but here is a couple of pieces that I reworked a couple years ago. It's a shame I didn't think to take a photo of the "Sellers" cabinet before I started it. It is basicly the same as a "Hooser" brand but maybe just a bit smaller, It was a real mess as the drawers were in pieces, the tambour was nothing but a multitude of pieces. Anyway here is the finished project.  I have to admit that my furniture building has been put on the back burner since I started on the house remodel and the cabin construction. Maybe I will get back to it someday real soon.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 17, 2008, 06:04:03 AM
 Nice work Red oddly we have that same looking  chest of draws , I stripped it and refinished it 25 years ago. I'll take a photo of it tonight , no mirror on ours though.

 Is that a Delta tablesaw in the back ground? 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 06:16:55 AM
Yes it is a Delta-Rockwell.  Heavy as can be.  I was having trouble with it kicking the breaker(on the saw). Haven't really figured out that problem yet. Wonder if it could be a weak breaker. It is on it's own circuit only run about 15' from the panel box so I know it's not the load on the wire.  It has a Square D breaker box mounted on the saw. 

The mirror is original but like all others of that time period the electro-plate was bad. Since it had curved corners and beveled glass I did a little improvising that my uncle told me about. I am sure you have tried it. I removed the mirror and with a little "tidy-bowl" took the remaining silver off. I went to a glass shop and bought a 1/8" mirror. Cleaned the old mirror (glass now) and then sandwiched the cheap mirror behind it in the frame. It would take a well trained eye to pick it up. The beveled curved mirror would have cost a fortune to refinish or replace.  I got it done for $6. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 09:51:34 AM
Peg these are a few others that I had done in the past.

This is an entertainment center that I built several years ago.  All the doors are Euro hinged to slide back in. Now the only problem that I have is that the old style TV are becoming obsolete and if it ever goes bad I will probably have to downsize the screen size (currently 27") to be able to get a flat screen in the same opening.

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The shaker peg quilt rack is unusual in that my aunt made us the freindship quilt which displays each ones name in the steam coming from the coffee cup. The only problem with a standard quilt rack is that they are normally drapped over a rod or bar. If I had done this half of the quilt would not be able to be displayed. So the basic design is pretty straight forward but on the bar it is actually two 3/4" stock with shaker pegs only penetrating the top piece. In three locations I used "t-nuts" in the back wooden strip. Then inserting the hanger bolts in the three shaker pegs to draw down the outer strip against the inner strip I created a 4' vice to hold the edge of the quilt.

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The remaining photograph is the fireplace/stove surround for the family room.  It is a little oversized for the flu neaded but I wanted to incorporate matching wood boxes that I could feed from the outside.  The arch top cubicles are just dust collectors but do serve a purpose to house the oil lamps used occassionlly.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on January 17, 2008, 10:10:31 AM
You've done some nice work, too, Redoverfarm!  The 1st post you did, there aren't any pix or links to pix  ???

Our table like the one you refinished, PEG, has some really ornate carving on the legs & chairs that go with it - I also got the "side board" or china cabinet with it - more like a buffet that also has some beautiful carving - I was told the st came from England, 1800's.  Over all, it is in good shape - Glenn fixed the support leg that holds up one of the leafs that was messed up & he didn't need to use a chainsaw or nail gun  :D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 10:46:43 AM
I thought they were there once.  Maybe out there with luke skywalker by now. I modified and they appeared so we will just have to see. ??? c*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on January 17, 2008, 11:14:35 AM
Thanks - gottem this time - we have a "Hoosier" just like yours but haven't refinished it - still the original paint job - pale green with stencils of flowers on it - it good shape - I use it constantly.  You call it a "seller's" cabinet?  Never heard of that before.  Nice work, though.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 11:26:32 AM
Sassy they were basicly the same thing. A pastry cabinet but Hoosier was one of the manufactuers as was Sellers. The Sellers were made in Indianna. Not real sure where the Hossiers were made.  I hunted a good while to find an oak one. Plenty of pine and poplar around. They usually were painted.  One section of an interior shelf on mine was painted. Hard to get 50-75 year old paint off. The rest was just clear finish that had darkened. They always say to refinish an antique ruins the value. Well there wasn't any choice on this one. The way it was Glenn would probably used it for a work bench in the shop.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 11:50:05 AM
Sassy does your Hoosier have cup casters on the bottom.  If so do you know what they are for?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 17, 2008, 05:23:32 PM


The mirror is original but like all others of that time period the electro-plate was bad. Since it had curved corners and beveled glass I did a little improvising that my uncle told me about. I am sure you have tried it. I removed the mirror and with a little "tidy-bowl" took the remaining silver off. I went to a glass shop and bought a 1/8" mirror. Cleaned the old mirror (glass now) and then sandwiched the cheap mirror behind it in the frame. It would take a well trained eye to pick it up. The beveled curved mirror would have cost a fortune to refinish or replace.  I got it done for $6. 

 

 Excellent tip Red  [cool], so simple most folks , me included , may never of thought of it d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on January 17, 2008, 05:38:53 PM
Mine doesn't have any cup castors.  It does have the cupboard to store flour & such that pours out from the bottom.  Our paint job wasn't too bad - we'd heard that refinishing an antique decreased its value also, so figured we'd just leave it alone - there's a lot of worn areas on the paint, but it just looks like the "shabby chic" they're selling for big prices nowadays!  Aren't the Hoosiers from Indiana, too?  (the team, I mean) so you would think ours was made there - it is built with light wood - don't know what kind & a metal pull out shelve that's handy.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 17, 2008, 05:49:54 PM
Excellent tip Red  ....
More hot stuff to keep track of...  ::) How will I ever manage
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 17, 2008, 06:00:54 PM
And who said " you can't teach an old dog new tricks". ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on February 11, 2008, 08:31:28 PM
Who  you callin old Red ? Mtn D ??? :)

 Lastest table , the stand on it I made a couple of years ago .

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 In the clamps a couple of weeks ago,  :o

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on February 11, 2008, 09:43:00 PM
Love the clamps Paul!  :)  Table's pretty good too.  ;D ;D

Good match on the color.

Are the curved pieces shaped from solid stock?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on February 12, 2008, 05:54:07 AM



Are the curved pieces shaped from solid stock?


 Thanks Mtn D.

 Bent laminations on the curved parts. Cut into thin strips , glued up around a form. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on February 12, 2008, 06:07:38 AM
Looks like a lot of work, PEG.  You have a lot more patience than I do...but then you have a nice creation after you spend the time.  All I have is a thing I built with a chainsaw and nail gun. [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on February 12, 2008, 06:55:31 AM
Bent laminations on the curved parts. Cut into thin strips , glued up around a form. 

No wonder the finish on the curves looks so nice and clean. I did a cut/shaped curve piece once and the grain didn't look right, didn't match because of the different directional slices through the wood... as compared to the flat pieces. ... you know what I mean...
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on February 12, 2008, 06:39:17 PM

No wonder the finish on the curves looks so nice and clean. I did a cut/shaped curve piece once and the grain didn't look right, didn't match because of the different directional slices through the wood... as compared to the flat pieces. ... you know what I mean...



 Yes a sawn curve would go thur a variety of grain directional changes .

 BTW they really like it ,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on February 12, 2008, 07:05:02 PM
Looks like it came from a store, PEG.

Doesn't everything?

Superb work. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on February 12, 2008, 07:21:20 PM


Looks like it came from a store, PEG.

Doesn't everything?

Superb work. :)

 


 Nah , way better than store bought , in fact w/o the "superb work" comment I'd have been crushed  :-[
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on February 12, 2008, 07:24:57 PM
What I meant was that it had that professional store bought look without the plastic wood picture veneered particle board.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on February 12, 2008, 07:37:07 PM
Looks like the Hummel Clan get together.  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: gandalfthegrey on March 02, 2008, 04:57:11 PM
Sassy they were basicly the same thing. A pastry cabinet but Hoosier was one of the manufactuers as was Sellers. The Sellers were made in Indianna. Not real sure where the Hossiers were made.  I hunted a good while to find an oak one. Plenty of pine and poplar around. They usually were painted.  One section of an interior shelf on mine was painted. Hard to get 50-75 year old paint off. The rest was just clear finish that had darkened. They always say to refinish an antique ruins the value. Well there wasn't any choice on this one. The way it was Glenn would probably used it for a work bench in the shop.

I have a Seller.  My wife and I bought it 35 years ago  And it has found it's way into her sewing room.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/95335585@N00/2305684605/
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 02, 2008, 05:52:57 PM
gandalfthegrey does yours have cup casters on the legs? If so do you know why they are there. I asked Sassy the same question but I don't think I told her why.
Is that the original finish or did you or someone else refinish it? 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on March 02, 2008, 07:11:50 PM
Welcome to the forum, gandalfthegrey.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on March 02, 2008, 07:20:53 PM
Very nice & welcome!  Ours doesn't have cup casters, just normal inch & 1/4 wheel casters... 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: gandalfthegrey on March 03, 2008, 06:55:46 AM
Hello all,

The caster cups are to keep marks from carpets.  I have not refinished it, but at one time someone replaced one of the lower door panels in plywood.  It is made of oak.  and there is a sticker one the back showing it shipped from some where in Indiana.  I was told that most were at one time painted as was the style in the 40s.

By the way, I love this forum.  I am not much of a carpenter, but the plans here make me wish I took more of the woodworking classes in high school.  I opted for millwright which I never used.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on March 03, 2008, 03:16:49 PM
gandalfthegrey it is never too late to start.  Might check with your local high school as they used to have "adult continuing education" in a variety of subjects including woodworking. 

As for the cup casters.  They were used to put lamp oil in to prevent the bugs from climbing up the legs and getting into the flour and sugar.  The bottom of the legs on mine were real dark about 2" up from the oil soaking into the wood over time.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on March 03, 2008, 08:41:34 PM
How innovative -- what will they think of next? hmm
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: AAA-DAY on May 17, 2008, 06:46:24 PM
Hi everyone!  I am so enjoying the "homemade" stuff. Just wonderful to see.

Wanted to share my husbands latest creation for the cabin; an open dish rack custom sized to my existing dishes and to the spot on the wall I wanted to put it. I am in such awe of his talent, and everyone else that creates these beautiful things that have been posted. I hope people keep it coming!!  [cool]

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on May 17, 2008, 07:30:21 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 29, 2008, 05:44:03 PM


New furnace room pantry cabinet ,new to us furnace so from this ,

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 to this in a weekend ,

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 Built this shop air cleaner as well out of a old furnace blower, not sure how well it will work but it  better than nuttin, I built it to hang from my open ceiling / truss joist bottom chords , or to use like this when it's hot which it was today / this weekend. So it will pull warm air down in winter from the attic area and help spread the heat as well as be use to clean the air some . So dual use I hope.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 29, 2008, 05:47:28 PM
 

 This is the last side job project,

 a TV entertaimnet center and book shelf to match a fireplace mantel I built 3 or 4 years ago , needs stained and "finished".

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on June 29, 2008, 05:49:59 PM
Pegg Maybe you could mount it on the floor in the summer to pull colder air and then elivate it in the winter to re-circulate the warm air.  Will probably help with the dust circulation as well rather than a fan with the filter in place..
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on June 29, 2008, 05:52:55 PM
Nice cabinets.  Is that poplar?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on June 29, 2008, 05:57:03 PM
Beautiful work PEG -- what are the two white pipes on the furnace.  The room looks great.  Caution:  You will be getting Sassy to want more cabinets.

All I've done lately is stack rocks and dirt....hold it ... just a cotton picken minute here.

I did do some cabinet work too, in my shop - with my precision chain saw and my step son moved the junk all out and in to motivate me.

Not as pretty as yours but very organized for me.

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Yeah -- I know --- don't quit my day job...  [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: ScottA on June 29, 2008, 06:02:07 PM
Nice work Peg.

Glen that looks as bad as my shop. Ok maybe a little better.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on June 29, 2008, 06:03:54 PM
Glenn where is the sink. Those look like salvaged base cabinets.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on June 29, 2008, 06:09:53 PM
Scott - that is just a small corner of it. We can walk through it now.  That is near perfect.

Have you seen any of the tornado towns lately -- that was my shop.  I had another 30x35 that looked as if it was a victim of a hundred year storm.  It is much better now that my step son has made enough room for me to walk through and work on it.

You got it, John - came from our rental.  I didn't know they still made steel cabinets but somehow in 1989 the previous owner found them.

I left the sink for the renters shop but I have another to put somewhere - if I can figure out where.  Currently digging out back to expand -- after the Pool project is complete - its up and slowly filling - still need solar heat - power etc.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 29, 2008, 06:23:53 PM


Pegg Maybe you could mount it on the floor in the summer to pull colder air and then elivate it in the winter to re-circulate the warm air.  Will probably help with the dust circulation as well rather than a fan with the filter in place..



 Thats the idea! It's PEG Red no double "G" the other part is 688 , your confusing the 6 for a "G" I think. 

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 29, 2008, 06:25:03 PM


Nice cabinets.  Is that poplar?

 

 Shop Birch  plywood with Alder lumber, poor mans Cherry. Goes with this mantel ,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 29, 2008, 06:28:45 PM




 #1: Beautiful work PEG --

 #2:  what are the two white pipes on the furnace.

 #3:  The room looks great.  Caution:  You will be getting Sassy to want more cabinets.


 #4:
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Yeah -- I know --- don't quit my day job...  [crz]



 #1: Thanks. :)

 #2:  One is intake air , one is exhaust.

 #3: Thats your problem rofl   rofl Opps  :-[ Sorry  ;)


 #4: It works Eh!  ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on June 29, 2008, 07:03:39 PM
You are always so helpful, PEG.  I have a problem with that #3 answer though.

#4 It' only the beginning -- I am still jackhammering out the mountain to have storage space for my wood tools and other misc. things I don't use real often -- yeah - I know -- I could hang my chainsaw from the ceiling.  Actually I have some rather large machine tools to put in the concrete floor area of the shop.

d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 29, 2008, 07:47:17 PM


 #1: You are always so helpful, PEG.


 #2:   I have a problem with that #3 answer though.




  #1: I try.  :)

 
  #2: Whats that ?  Send money I can fix it!  rofl
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on June 29, 2008, 07:53:56 PM
#2. I would be honored to have your  handiwork in my humble house, PEG, but alas...I am only a lowly working class peasant and cannot afford such fine furniture. d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on July 01, 2008, 08:44:10 PM
 rofl  If you'd seen that shop before, you'd have thought it was hopeless... 

Your cabinet is precision made, as usual!  The fireplace mantle is beautiful - the cabinet & bookshelf will really look nice. 

Glenn built me some more pantry shelves awhile back & I got to swim in my new pool today - just got back from working in the valley...   :)  It was sooooo nice  8)  and I do rather like all the rock walls... 

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on July 09, 2008, 03:10:01 PM

 #2:  One is intake air , one is exhaust.


That's one of the newer highly efficient furnaces... the exhaust is so cool PVC can be used.  :)  It'll be nice to watch the gas bills come winter.

Oh, and I shouldn't forget myself... very nice cabinets Paul. You've been busy.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 14, 2008, 08:19:31 PM
 Screen doors , 3 different  style's , 4 different sizes .

  Main frames made of 5/4 x 12 White oine stair tread stock , the battens are Khaya ,( African Ribbon grained Mahogany) I had left over materials from another job.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on July 14, 2008, 08:34:35 PM
Those screen doors are gorgeous!  I want to be like you when i grow up.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 20, 2008, 07:25:18 AM


  MDF mirror frame , home owner is doing the painting so the white puddy filler  (  mounting screws underneath ) will be covered with a Fo (sp) type finish. I did the P.Lam countertop last year.   

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 20, 2008, 07:28:24 AM
How did you make the MDF frame PEG?  Carve away the low sections with a shaper or something?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 20, 2008, 07:37:48 AM


How did you make the MDF frame PEG?  Carve away the low sections with a shaper or something?



 The upper piece with the cove to it was attached to the arched and side pieces, the inner ogee is also a applied piece so theres really 12 pieces to the basic frame.   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 20, 2008, 07:53:24 AM
Thanks, PEG.  I was wondering how you did that.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on July 22, 2008, 09:03:00 AM
Excellent results as usual, PEG!   8)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 03, 2008, 05:32:26 PM

 Went and installed the TV cab and book shelf unit today.

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 I have to go back and install the TV and door and drawer pulls, they didn't have them yet.
 
 Odd blue cast to that room, it doesn't seem that blue, at least I didn't notice it on site.     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: apaknad on August 03, 2008, 05:59:47 PM
lot of nice work there pegg.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 03, 2008, 06:42:54 PM


lot of nice work there pegg.



  Thank you.

  It is a open thread BTW anyone can post thier stuff here. I'm, I guess :-[, just the most prolific poster / builder  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: John Raabe on August 03, 2008, 07:11:02 PM
Very nice cabinets there PEG, birch plywood and alder used there as well as the mantle? A lot of craftsman style while keeping the material costs down.

And those doors are a great big upgrade over a Home Depot steel door and an aluminum screen door.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 03, 2008, 07:47:13 PM


Very nice cabinets there PEG, birch plywood and alder used there as well as the mantle?

 Yes shop Birch ply Alder lumber. Alder is very nice to work with , it even smells nice when machined.



 A lot of craftsman style while keeping the material costs down.


Tryin to manage costs some what. But like most things, material costs are high. About $800.00 for the two new pieces, drawer hardware , hinges , lumber, etc.   


And those doors are a great big upgrade over a Home Depot steel door and an aluminum screen door.


 

 I'm not much of a fan of aluminium screen doors, Larson's are about the best I've installed. But they look , well like aluminium d*

 The side doors, utility room ones are steel doors. The front and French one are Fir. I hung the two wood ones, purchased the jamb stock and doors down at Frank Door in Marysville. The French doors is a odd height, had to fit it under the existing window header. Like most things that door was "Hey a door to the deck and hot tub from the master bath would be nice!" said after I build the back deck.  d*  d*   


 What do you think of the repeated arches there at the front door area? Although they are all different , I think they work well together as a whole unit.

  A lot of folks say ( when walking by)  "I love your house!" There's a lot of little details, curves , small bump outs , raised panels, curves on the flower pot holders, routed edge treatments on the rake boards , lots to look at , to delight the eye, as they say  ;)

 I may have to buy a beret, eh!  Gettin all artiesy/ fartsey rofl   One of the step granddaughters corrected some one , her Dad IIRC, he called my shop a "SHED" she said , " Dad, that's Pip's studio!"  , gotta love that kid ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: John Raabe on August 03, 2008, 08:09:43 PM
Well, yours is the kind of art I can appreciate.

You haven't lost the workman's touch.

I like the three arches at the door... they are much more interesting than if they were matching. What art is, I don't really know, but I'm pretty sure it is NOT matching jump suits.

I'm not even sure art is the real goal. Art can lead the ego away from the human and humble and into the showy world of competitive fashion. Better to be a careful craftsman who can sometimes surprise or add grace to otherwise well built useful objects.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on August 04, 2008, 06:38:08 AM
Fine craftmanship as usual, PEG!  The TV cabinet & book shelves are beautiful, too.  I love the arches in the doorway, also  8) and

"The side doors, utility room ones are steel doors. The front and French one are Fir. I hung the two wood ones, purchased the jamb stock and doors down at Frank Door in Marysville. The French doors is a odd height, had to fit it under the existing window header. Like most things that door was "Hey a door to the deck and hot tub from the master bath would be nice!" said after I build the back deck."  makes sense to me  ;D

I like the way you have left the wood natural on the house & all the details that make it unique & make a person want to look at it  c*

Keep posting pics!   :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 10, 2008, 08:10:34 PM
 

 A garden bench with some interesting solutions in it.

 Big loose knots in Red Cedar beams stock I had left over from a job. I still wanted to use this wood,   

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 This other bench has been nice,

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 Some one on wooden boat forum suggested fish or stars inlay-ed to hide the knot holes,

 I had some Khaya ( African Mahogany) left over so they looked fishie,

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 At first this was the lay out , but it changed,

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 To this,

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 Got the legs details worked out today, this is just put together for the photos. I'm going to change the lower stretcher it's to wide, maybe a cloud lift, something different anyway.

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 The legs are glued up now  , sitting in the clamps. We'll see what happens in the next few days with that stretcher.


 

     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 10, 2008, 08:16:03 PM
That's cool, PEG.  Very nice.

I need to build some benches I think for the Fire party next weekend - the 16th - but I doubt they will be that nice.  I was thinking a bench I could build with a chainsaw and sledge hammer. d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 10, 2008, 08:22:50 PM


That's cool, PEG.  Very nice.

I need to build some benches I think for the Fire party next weekend - the 16th - but I doubt they will be that nice.  I was thinking a bench I could build with a chainsaw and sledge hammer. d*



 Thanks Glenn.

 I think they call that a log ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 10, 2008, 08:25:06 PM
Very close -- well see if anything comes of it.

I was thinking something from the trees that gave their lives in the interest of making the property safe from the fire.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 10, 2008, 08:26:38 PM


Very close -- well see if anything comes of it.



 Might be sorta sappie! :-\
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 10, 2008, 08:28:12 PM
I think the oak trees will possibly be pretty good for a bench or table.  Not much sap in them.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: John Raabe on August 11, 2008, 05:02:10 AM
Nice project PEG and a great photo tutorial on your process of working these things out.

Kind of like looking over the masters shoulder.  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on August 11, 2008, 05:26:35 AM
Nice use of wood that others might have thrown out. Looks great!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on August 11, 2008, 07:35:47 PM
That is a very nice bench.  How do you get the little fishes into the wood?   ???
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 11, 2008, 09:40:27 PM
Wood worms, considerations. d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 12, 2008, 05:58:02 PM


 I willed them in :)


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 I really used a plunge router with a spiral bottom cutting bit. To let the fish into the bench top.  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on August 12, 2008, 07:39:37 PM
That must be on page 1,113....I'm on page 130.  It's beautiful.  One of these decades.....
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on August 13, 2008, 10:00:22 PM
I love the fish inlays - again, another gorgeous piece of furniture!  I need a few of those around here  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 13, 2008, 10:06:36 PM
I'll run to the fish market in the morning.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 16, 2008, 03:59:17 PM


 Completed TV cabinet , TV  & pulls installed,

 
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 Resulting cut out of the shelf the TV is trapped in by,

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 That was fun cut  :o Good ole Bosch jig saw, the only way to go IMO on jig saws!

   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on August 16, 2008, 04:06:30 PM
Peg I noticed something on the floor just to the lower right of the TV cabinet.  Is that a floor recepticle.  Looks sort of odd there.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 16, 2008, 04:09:58 PM
Peg I noticed something on the floor just to the lower right of the TV cabinet.  Is that a floor recepticle.  Looks sort of odd there.



 Gas shut off to the fireplace insert, there's a big 'key' on to of the cabinet to shut it off if needed.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: ScottA on August 16, 2008, 04:13:16 PM
Very nice work Peg.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 16, 2008, 07:54:49 PM
Great Job, PEG -- really impressive with the TV installed , and much better for you when the doors are shut. d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on August 29, 2008, 01:08:04 PM
So PEG, you working on any new projects?  I always like to see the things you are building - they're always so well made & designed - not like the stuff you buy in stores  8)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 29, 2008, 05:09:39 PM


So PEG, you working on any new projects? 



 I'm in early design phases with a couple of  projects.

 I did do a simple deep sink cabinet a week or so ago.

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 Paint grade Poplar and shop Birch. 

 I did  a P. Lam job this past week in the evenings as well. 

 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on August 29, 2008, 05:25:01 PM
Interesting left side boxing in the "toe kick" area.  Never seen that before with other cabinets.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 29, 2008, 05:41:51 PM
 That details pretty common in custom cabinets, I've done it before with thicker stock , full inch then sit a 'normal' F/E pnl on top of it . Attached with biscuits. Works really well around island and or peninsula cabs.

 You won't see that on  any of the Borg's  cabinets.

 Making cabinets look like furniture is quite common today as well. Adding turned legs , bigger corbels , mixing stained and painted cabinets together in the same space, making  a sink cabinet deeper so it projects out / doesn't line up with the others into the kitchen a few inches. 

 Doing a wall of cabinets like a china hutch etc.   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 31, 2008, 04:31:19 PM

 How about a mallet , Jatoba aka Brazilian Cherry,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 31, 2008, 06:25:16 PM
Planning a fight, PEG hmm ...... look like it might do for an equalizer. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 31, 2008, 07:06:53 PM


Planning a fight, PEG hmm ...... look like it might do for an equalizer. :)



 Carving chisel , regular wood chisels and the like Glenn. I have a dead blow mallet / black rubber oil and lead shot filled , but aways wanted a wood one.

 It would work nicely in a scrum push came to shove.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on August 31, 2008, 07:11:14 PM
My granddad had one for beating his froe, but it wasn't as pretty as yours.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on August 31, 2008, 09:32:15 PM
My granddad had one for beating his froe, but it wasn't as pretty as yours.

So your granddad had a froe, huh?   heh

PEG, I'm at work, I can't see any pictures  :(
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 01, 2008, 06:00:28 AM
Not the one you are thinking of. ::)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 01, 2008, 07:37:13 AM




My granddad had one for beating his froe, but it wasn't as pretty as yours.



So your granddad had a froe, huh?   heh



 AHhhhhhhh Glenn's talkin about this kind of Froe,

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 Used for splitting wood shakes mostly.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 01, 2008, 08:10:53 AM
You got it, PEG.  My granddad and family used to split red cedar shakes for their houses - made them burn real good. ::)

The old red cedar logs were many times 3 feet or more in diameter.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 01, 2008, 08:16:28 AM
 But of course Sassy's can't see that photo at work either , but when she gets home she 'll be able to.

 Just tryin ta help you out Glenn. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 01, 2008, 08:23:12 AM
I need all the help I can get, PEG.  Studied any psychological therapy? [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 04, 2008, 08:22:03 AM


I need all the help I can get, PEG.  Studied any psychological therapy? [crz]



 Ah NO! Other than suck it up and git movein fat boy!  ;) Does that help?

 
 Coping saw handle out of Madrone,

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 Fits my hand like a glove ;) The old one I turned out of Fir , it got broken, MTL, when I was carrying the tool tote, it broke at the handle to blade holder tenon/ connection :(   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on September 04, 2008, 08:23:50 AM
Wow!  [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 04, 2008, 08:28:21 AM
You sound like a drill Sargent, PEG. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 04, 2008, 09:03:06 AM


You sound like a drill Sargent, PEG.

 

 I did do a stint as a Company Commanders aide right after boot camp, pushed 4 companies thru to thier service week , the sailors here will know what that means, 5 or 6 week of boot camp,  sort of a transition period. Lots of dental work gets done some sort of down time from the normal school , boot camp routine, etc for the recruits.

 I had some darned fine marching companies, I liked to march  :) Most sailors don't but we made it "fun" , well it was for me  ;D the 'Raisins' ( a nickname for a USN recruit at the time, I think due to they way a civilian wears a watch cap/ ski hat just sort of pulled over the head  , not rolled and pulled down tight like they required it back then in the navy) looks sort of like a black raisin on yer head!  Anyway I had fun and they could march at least those last few weeks of boot camp which really is pretty much the end of marching for a sailor.

 We move more herd like post boot camp rofl   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on September 04, 2008, 09:09:43 AM
Thanks for clearing up the "froe" PEG, thought Glenn had some secret ancestors...  but we all probably have  heh 

That sink cabinet looks really nice - just got a chance to see pictures - & of course, the mallet & handle look like fine furniture  c*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 04, 2008, 09:27:07 AM


 Any time I can help Sassy, I know with Glenn you need all the help you can git!

 Thanks for the kind words on the work as well.



 BTW  to other forum members Glenn knows I kiddin , well mostly ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 04, 2008, 09:31:50 AM
I take great pride in my obnoxious, arrogant attitude.  It's taken me years to cultivate these fine qualities. ::)

I take it as a compliment, PEG. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on September 04, 2008, 09:33:04 AM
and I'm just a saint  ::)  ....... not!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on October 12, 2008, 01:25:58 PM

 Cherry fireplace mantel :


  the sides wrap back on the side walls of the chase.

The grids minic a picture frame the owners have you'll see te marble behind the wood , I used a left over piece of P.Lam to show what that will look like.

It's a odd mantel as the orginal builders didn't center the fireplace in the wall space so it's a offset reveal / unequal on the sides. Also when they set the stove it wasn't flat on the wall and they never straighten that out so the marble was laid in plane with the stove so the top will also follow that plane instead of the sheet rocked wall.



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  The crown and mantel depth will also be different than the front over hang as theres a passage way and they don't want the mantel top to "jump out" at your eyeas you walk thru that area. So the front mantel projection is 7" + / - 1/4" and the sides projection will be 4 5/8" + / - 1/4".
Thats why the sub crown only runs along the front .


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 Still needs stained and finished before I can install it.


Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on October 12, 2008, 06:25:51 PM
Another fine piece of work, PEG.  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on October 13, 2008, 04:15:15 PM
Nice! Hope we get to see the completed installation.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 02, 2008, 06:44:24 AM


Nice! Hope we get to see the completed installation.



 Ask and you will receive.  OR I finally got it installed ;)

  It even fits :) You can see the laser line on the wall , I had allowed for some scribing. I like my scribe strips "built in" most folks just apply a flat scribe / added trim piece , if you think it thru , generally , you can just allow extra wide styles where you need them and make it look cleaner so no added B/S trim strips.

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 View looking at the crown support and they become the screw blocks for the mantel top as well. I attached it to the wall hiding those screws thru the unstained wood that you see.

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 All done , picture rehung ,

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 I have to go back today I forgot my chop saw and have some base shoe to install on a existing built -in unit.  I hope to get some better photo's them.

 Note to self , clean the camera lens  ::)
 

 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 02, 2008, 07:03:45 AM
That is really a professional looking job, PEG, but I never expect less from you. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 02, 2008, 07:04:50 AM
My old dead uncle taught me scribing years ago.  It is a very valuable skill. [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on November 02, 2008, 08:10:25 AM
Gorgeous!  Bet they are very pleased - an odd set-up you had to work with for the fireplace.  Looking at it, at 1st I didn't even notice that the whole fireplace had been built out all the way up the wall - must have been a challenge to design the mantel - really improves the look of the room  8)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 02, 2008, 11:02:02 AM


Gorgeous!  Bet they are very pleased - an odd set-up you had to work with for the fireplace.  Looking at it, at 1st I didn't even notice that the whole fireplace had been built out all the way up the wall - must have been a challenge to design the mantel - really improves the look of the room  8)



 Thanks Sassy. They haven't seen it yet. Sad part is the husbands in intensive care down in the city. He had / has a brain tumor , they cut what they could out a few months ago , and he's been on the chemo end of treatment and got shingles or chicken pox they virus got into his brain. I think it's touch and go , as other things like pneumonia has set in along with a few other things.

 I hope she likes it and maybe it might be a bright spot in her life right now.  Or when she gets home.    :(

 
 As far as the design , it was a collaboration of ideas , the grids on the corners are like a picture frame they have , I', not crazy about the color , and the blotchiness in the Cherry. But it's not mine and the  color matches the new kitchen cabinets. I'm not to fond of the wall colors either, but then again I just try to build what the client wants.

 One of the big issues with staining Cherry is that blotchy look , you can cut that down by using a sanding sealer like Benite , BUT then the stain doesn't want to "take" / get dark enought. In hind sight we should have used Alder maybe?


 But all in all I'm happy with the results.


   

 

 


     

   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on November 02, 2008, 11:15:42 AM
Thanks Sassy. They haven't seen it yet. Sad part is the husbands in intensive care down in the city. He had / has a brain tumor , they cut what they could out a few months ago , and he's been on the chemo end of treatment and got shingles or chicken pox they virus got into his brain. I think it's touch and go , as other things like pneumonia has set in along with a few other things.

 I hope she likes it and maybe it might be a bright spot in her life right now.  Or when she gets home.    :(

  As far as the design , it was a collaboration of ideas , the grids on the corners are like a picture frame they have , I', not crazy about the color , and the blotchiness in the Cherry. But it's not mine and the  color matches the new kitchen cabinets. I'm not to fond of the wall colors either, but then again I just try to build what the client wants.

 One of the big issues with staining Cherry is that blotchy look , you can cut that down by using a sanding sealer like Benite , BUT then the stain doesn't want to "take" / get dark enought. In hind sight we should have used Alder maybe?

 But all in all I'm happy with the results.

 
Hopefully he will get better... 

Only PEG would notice any of the irregularities...   ::)  I didn't notice them...  looks great to me  [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 02, 2008, 02:39:35 PM


 I have to critique my work , to get better you have to push yourself. Thats one thing that draws me to this forum , to get better at some thing , typing , posting , describing how to do work etc.

 Here's a better photo, I think,  cleaned the lens ,  ;)


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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 02, 2008, 03:26:06 PM
Did you use the self timer so you could get in the picture too, PEG?  rofl
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 02, 2008, 04:04:25 PM


Did you use the self timer so you could get in the picture too, PEG?  rofl



 Good one  d* Glenn  c*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 03, 2008, 04:07:46 PM

 Here's a better photo, I think,  cleaned the lens ,  ;)

That removed some of the splotchiness in the wood stain.   ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 04, 2008, 08:20:42 PM

 Farm / kitchen table out of reclamed Douglas Fir. Tapered legs , bread board ends.

 42"(W) x 72" (L) x 31" (H)


  Photobuckets a lil slow tonight. Maybe all those folks loading photos of the new POTUS.   Photos coming. I hope. 


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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 05, 2008, 07:58:31 AM
Nice table Paul. Large size too.   :)

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 08, 2008, 07:14:52 AM
 Thanks Mtn D , the tables didn't attract many comments , how about these small storage cabinets?

 
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 Plain sliced Red Oak , with a Red Oak continuous pull.


 Table in the house with the chairs around it , the painter will stain to match the Cherry chairs , the nail holes will be left alone , or so we think. They owner sort of likes them , we'll see after it's stained if she still does.

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 The table has one coat of Benite on it. A sanding sealer made by Daly's.

   

 
 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 08, 2008, 07:19:41 AM
I think the table looks great, PEG.

On the storage cabinets I see special hinges. 

1. I guess they stay totally hidden and hold the door full open when opened?   

2. Is there a special trick to putting them on and reason you would want to use them?

Nice work on them too.  Your projects are always totally professional looking.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 08, 2008, 07:49:48 AM


I think the table looks great, PEG.

On the storage cabinets I see special hinges. 

1. I guess they stay totally hidden and hold the door full open when opened?   

2. Is there a special trick to putting them on and reason you would want to use them?

Nice work on them too.  Your projects are always totally professional looking.


 They are Blum (Euro) hinges . They can be had for most doors , theres a whole line of them for different overlays , amount of opening capability .  They have a soft close option, non - spring loaded options for use with touch latches , etc . They are VERY adjustable , up / down , in / out , left / right . Great hinges IMO. They are other brands of hinges in the "Euro" design , Blum is a brand name and in my experience make the "best" hinges and plates , easiest to understand , install , adjust. etc.

 You bore a hole in the back of the door for the hinge cup to fit in.

 Google Blum or Euro hinges and you'll see all the info. There's to many options to describe here.

 That answers 1 & 2 I think.  :)

 You'd almost think I could make a living doing this stuff eh  ;)

 


       
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Whitlock on November 08, 2008, 07:58:16 AM
You are quite the craftsman. Wondeful work [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 08, 2008, 07:59:27 AM
Thanks, PEG.  I appreciate you trying to educate me.  

I am rather short in the patience end for fine craftsmanship but it has its place and you are a master at it.

I have used pieces of firehose and leather for hinges on garden gates. d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 08, 2008, 08:08:18 AM


You are quite the craftsman. Wondeful work [cool]



 Thanks you should add some of your stuff here like the mallets , this isn't  a "just my  (peg-688) stuff" thread it's free for all to post on. The good thing about it is it's a "one stop" shoppers place to look at ideas.   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 08, 2008, 08:22:16 AM
L really like the finger pull strip for the doors. I don't generally like handles and the way those strips are formed should make opening the doors easy without marring the visible finish. Always seems to be a shortcoming with no handles.

Blum is King when it comes to hinges and the like. Once you have the bit and a jig to drill the holes there is no other way to hang cabinet doors. They make nice pocket door assemblies too. I love cabinets with no visible hardware. I have one I built that uses hidden push latches (whatever they're called)... spring loaded magnetic things so there aren't even handles showing. I posted pictures a long time ago I think.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: ScottA on November 08, 2008, 08:41:04 AM
Looks really good Peg.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 08, 2008, 08:42:58 AM
Detail shots, FWIW

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The black thingy to the upper right is spring loaded. It's in the outermost postion. When the door is pressed closed it retracts and latches in. The magnets hold the door closed. Press on the door and release and the latch pushes the door open, and there ya' go. The cycle repeats.

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Red Oak solids, Walnut inset, Zebrawood veneer over MDF

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on November 08, 2008, 08:58:59 AM
Beautiful work, as always, PEG! 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 09, 2008, 06:53:03 PM
Here is a pine cabinet that I built while we lived in New Hampshire.  I built it to sell to a local shop, or at end of driveway, but got to excited with the carving tools!  now it serves as the pantry in our kitchen.  I miss the quality of the pine in New England, barely even have to flip through the stack at Home Depot to find a clear 1x12 there.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 09, 2008, 07:04:01 PM
 ??? ??? Hmmm.... must be really clear pine, seems like I'm looking clear through it.   ;D


I think the image link is missing.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 09, 2008, 07:39:41 PM
Yeah...almost transparent.  Pictures wont load right now, so I thought I'd just wait until I get the lowdown and edit the post.  Nice eye for detail there though!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 09, 2008, 07:43:54 PM
Load to Photobucket first then copy th IMG tag to your  message from there - it will show here then.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 09, 2008, 08:10:53 PM
Yeah...thanks Glenn.  Had to google it to figure it out.  prolly one of the youngest guys here at 29, but one of the biggest tech-tards!

The wife asked me to build a couple of pantry cabinets a year ago.  She just wanted some pine slapped together.  I can't do anything the simple way though!  Ended up with two heirlooms here, built out of poplar and pine, with mahogany splines showing in the sides.  square mahog pegs cover the screws.  carving tools came out again, supplying the roses in the backsplashes.  still havent stained them, cant decide on a finish yet, and they are being used.  Will have punched tin doors one of these days too.  I always start off with a plan, and then it evolves from there.  The funnest part was the multi-thickness pieces for backsplash and bottom apron.  These will prolly go to the girls when they are old enough.
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I sure do miss having that shop!  Here in TN, I have to set up a temp shop in the backyard, and break it down every night so the tools don't get stolen!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 09, 2008, 08:21:59 PM
Nice work, Jens.

I hate tool thieves.  Don't they understand that we need our tools to pay for their welfare and prison cells, as well as the salaries of the police who protect them? hmm
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 09, 2008, 08:31:59 PM
Nice... good to see them.   ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 19, 2008, 06:38:45 PM
Professional? Me --- more like provisional.

Anyway... here is the Early American Settler (with screws per Whitlock)  after Sassy slaved away for (parts of) 3 days sanding and finishing it.

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Whitlock and I sawed the boards on my sawmill.  This is considered to be undesirable trash wood by many around here and while it is tough to saw it does make decent rustic furniture if you ask me. 

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White spot is from the flash.

This tree, Bull Pine or Gray Pine,  survives where few other species of Pine can even grow without irrigation, therefore it can be a very tough resinous wood but it is one of my favorites.  After it dries you may have trouble getting a nail into it, so it makes good trailer beds also.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 19, 2008, 06:59:44 PM


 Nice work folks , you to Glenn  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 19, 2008, 07:02:05 PM
Thanks PEG.  Nothing like yours but it's functional and rustic. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Whitlock on November 19, 2008, 07:11:08 PM
That turned out nice.

Sassy must of worked all night sanding the ruff off and putting the finish on 8)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 19, 2008, 07:17:09 PM
If I'd only known she wanted it that smooth I could have run it through the planer, but then again chunks of wood may have gone flying -looks pretty even if it didn't have the #1 and Better stamp on it.  I guess I could have carved one out of a potato. [crz]

Kept her out of trouble for a few days anyway.....  rofl
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 19, 2008, 07:33:58 PM
By the sounds of it, it may have sent chunks of planer knives flying!  Nicely done, and from scratch no less.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on November 19, 2008, 07:39:49 PM
I'd mentioned that it needed to be planed but I think DH ignored that remark...  I didn't want to push it too much due to his passive/aggressive nature  ::)  The wood was still a little wet & kept shrinking - I couldn't get it sanded real smooth & the wood really soaked in the verathane...  of course, since I didn't have the sealer to put on 1st, the surface tended to want to swell - anyway, definitely "early american settler" but it's strong & I like the way the verathane brought out the color of the wood - I'll probably need to do another sanding or 2 & a couple more coats - as the wood soaked the stuff in pretty unevenly.  Got tired of the mess in the kitchen & was anxious to put the shelves to work  :D
 
They do look nice in the cabin  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 19, 2008, 07:46:44 PM
Thanks Jens.  You won't usually get much more than rustic out of me.  I don't have the patience you guys have anymore.

Possibly rough on the planer.  We had to use a diesel sprayer on the saw blade  per Whitlock to help keep it from dulling too fast.  We used a hand spray bottle and used the minimum as necessary. 

Even after cutting the hard end grain off the log with a chain saw it is tough.  The diesel helped a lot along with the water drip on the blade.  It cuts the pitch off of the blade.  The pitch in Bull Pine doesn't especially get all over usually.  Funny - no diesel smell just like Whitlock said.... the young whippersnapper... :)

It just turns to glass or at least very hard in the knots especially and is dispersed through most of the rest of the wood too.  Bull pine is very hard to kill even ringing the bark with a chainsaw as some of the ranchers around here do, but get one in the air 40 feet weighing a thousand lbs and it will for sure split off and fall on a power line. d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Whitlock on November 19, 2008, 07:51:14 PM
Wipersnapper ??? I may be young in age but I'm old as heck in my back :-\
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 19, 2008, 07:53:13 PM
You guys got me confused with that shelf unit here and then over there where I questioned what the wood was.   d* d*  Don't know if I'm coming or going  [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Whitlock on November 19, 2008, 07:55:45 PM
You guys got me confused with that shelf unit here and then over there where I questioned what the wood was.   d* d*  Don't know if I'm coming or going  [crz]


I told you about those darn Mariposans heh
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 20, 2008, 07:49:28 AM
You guys got me confused with that shelf unit here and then over there where I questioned what the wood was.   d* d*  Don't know if I'm coming or going  [crz]

That's how we do it, Don.  Divide and conquer.  I'm going to go look and see if you might have tried to get away over there.  Haven't you ever watched a couple of Coyotes corner and eat a house cat?

Anything else we can confuse you on?

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 22, 2008, 06:41:03 PM

 Simple mantel,  installed with french cleats ,

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 Construction photos ,

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  From the back ,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 22, 2008, 08:57:20 PM
Cool, PEG.  The French Cleats use hooks and gravity?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 22, 2008, 09:03:06 PM


Cool, PEG.  The French Cleats use hooks and gravity?



 Pretty much.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 24, 2008, 06:56:03 PM
That looks like it belongs there!   :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 24, 2008, 07:55:57 PM
PEG'S stuff is always so good it looks like it came from a factory.  No doubt about where mine comes from. d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 25, 2008, 04:47:46 AM
A factory?  surely you jest good sure.  Factories don't turn out stuff that nice.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 25, 2008, 05:23:30 AM


A factory?  surely you jest good sure.  Factories don't turn out stuff that nice.



 Thank you hobbiest!   I don't think    :-\  Glenn was trying to insult me  ???   I think he was saying it was nice. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 25, 2008, 07:40:09 AM
More than nice PEG.  It's always so perfect it's hard to believe an individual could be that good. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on November 25, 2008, 08:55:01 AM
I think we all just expect everything PEG puts out will be of the highest quality & designed to look "just right" in often difficult places...  another fine piece, PEG  8)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 25, 2008, 06:44:51 PM
 Thanks , BUT nuttin is perfect in this world , so I'll just stick with nice :)

 
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 Tables done , just in time for Thanksgiving ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 25, 2008, 07:01:18 PM
Looks great.  I see you put Benite on it earlier.  What is the final finish, PEG?

Also - do you suggest Benite or something else as a sealer for clear gloss Verathane like we use for our Early American Settler style (with screws and bug holes) furnture?  It really sucks up the Verathane. hmm
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 25, 2008, 07:08:33 PM

 The painter did the staining and it's a lacquer finish.

  Yes you could do the Benite on your stuff , it would help with the "soaks it up" part, you could do a couple of few coats of Benite.  That would seal the wood and just add that "wet look" / amber tone. Given time Benite just sort of dries out , I'm talking months here. But I know your tendency to ahhhhhhhhhhhh,,,,,,,,,,,,,, procrastinate.  :D   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 25, 2008, 07:19:01 PM
It could be right in time....  [noidea' d*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: apaknad on November 26, 2008, 05:28:59 AM
hey pegg,

 as usual, first class workmanship but being an ornery contrarian i just want to say one time that your table looks like ----! of course it doesn't but i just want to bring you back down to earth a little. ;D ;D ;D

  BTW...HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE!!!!!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 27, 2008, 02:08:10 PM

When you do a breadboard end, do you run a spline, or mill a tongue onto the ends?  seems to me that a tongue would be easier, since it is attached, yet all of the reading says spline.  Also, do you use any glue on the table planks?  I am thinking no glue, but a brad or two in the center of the boards through the tongue.  Otherwise, I just can't think of how to get the end not to fall off!  How deep for the spline, or tongue?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 27, 2008, 05:48:38 PM
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 #1: When you do a breadboard end, do you run a spline, or mill a tongue onto the ends? 

 #2:   Also, do you use any glue on the table planks? 


 #3:  How deep for the spline, or tongue?

 

   #1: I cut a tenon on the table top and a groove / mortise in the "bread board" end.

   #2: I glue the main board to the table top up so it's "one piece" after jointing all the boards straight.

 This top was glued up in two pieces, ran thru a 24" wide belt sander , then the two sections where glued together for the final size you see.

 The tenon's where cut on either end , after it was cut to final length.

   #3:IIRC I cut the mortise 1 3/4 " deep and the tenon 1 1/2" , the tenons are 3/4" thick .

 If you look close you can see 4 each dowels , one on either end ( about 5" in from the side and two about 6" apart near the center.

  I get every thing it , slip on the bread board ends on  , clamped tight , then I bored the the holes all the way thru for the dowels.

 Now the key part , disassemble the ends , and oblongate the outer two holes side ways so if the table top (or when ) the table tops needs to move for width / seasonally it can. You only make the holes oblong in the side ways direction so the dowel hold the beard board end tight to the main  table top.

 You'll notice the bread board ends are a tad longer then the table is wide , this "hides" that movement.


 I do glue the center area and the center two dowels.

 The outer area and outer dowels get NO glue allowing for the seasonal movement.

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 Sorry I didn't take photos of all that and this written explanation is clumsy at best.

 

       
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 27, 2008, 06:33:23 PM
Very interesting explanation and makes sense.  Thanks, PEG.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on November 28, 2008, 10:37:40 AM
PEG - I'm dreaming of countertops.  One thing I know I'm sure I need is a really sturdy place to clamp things like manual powered meat and grain grinders.  Do you know:

If certain woods would work

If stone will work

etc etc. 

If you have the time or inclination, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

considerations
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 28, 2008, 10:57:55 AM
PEG - I'm dreaming of countertops.  One thing I know I'm sure I need is a really sturdy place to clamp things like manual powered meat and grain grinders.  Do you know:

If certain woods would work

If stone will work

etc etc. 

If you have the time or inclination, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

considerations

 Wood counter tops are expensive , and not all that practical .

 This is Jatoba , Brazilian Cherry , very hard VERY heavy , very expensive labor intensive to work with.

 The stock for this job came from Eden Saw lumber in Port Townsend, Wa. They have other species as well that COULD work , Eastern hard  Maple, comes to mind.   

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  Not for everyone thats for sure.

  Granite / stone , again big $$ , less maintenance MAYBE.


 Concretes the "new" rage , never done any , goggle it Fine Homebuilding done article on them. Again not cheap , labor intensive , lots of maintenance sealing ,repeat sealing , care,  etc.


  Maybe JUST on a island? For my own use Plastic Laminate  is the least $$ lowest maintenance , effective counter-top material. It does have short comings , every thing does , so you have to decide what balance you want. Dollars , do- ability by DIY 'ers etc.


     

 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 28, 2008, 12:29:55 PM
Thanks for the lowdown there PEG.  Its probably in some thread somewhere, but could you explain some of your acronyms to the militarily deficient among us?  I was asking about the ends, because I am going to be building our bathroom vanity soon.  The top is going to be Ipe, with breadboard ends, but I am going to use a spline of contrasting color.  All of the countertops, kitchen and entry ceilings, and the front and back porches are going to be Ipe.  We have a salvage yard here, that has pallets of 1x4 for 50c a foot!  cheaper than nice pine at that price!  Prolly gonna build some picture frames, and other trim details out of it too, maybe light fixtures as well.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 28, 2008, 01:11:16 PM


 #1:   Its probably in some thread somewhere, but could you explain some of your acronyms to the militarily deficient among us?


 #2:  I was asking about the ends, because I am going to be building our bathroom vanity soon. 

 #3:  The top is going to be Ipe, with breadboard ends, but I am going to use a spline of contrasting color. 


 #4:    All of the countertops, kitchen and entry ceilings, and the front and back porches are going to be Ipe. 


 #5:We have a salvage yard here, that has pallets of 1x4 for 50c a foot!  cheaper than nice pine at that price!  Prolly gonna build some picture frames, and other trim details out of it too, maybe light fixtures as well.




  #1: Some of my acronyms , most I use here are forum type acronyms I think.

    MTL = More Than Likely , as we chat about many things that MTL can be done many ways . So I try to use that IF and when I see more than one way , or THINK some one IS looking fo more than one way. So it allows wiggle room.


  IIRC = If I Recall Correctly. Used on many forums , thats where I picked it up . Saves letters and words , allows wiggle room in case I was re-calling Incorrectly.  ;)


  There's so many more , do you have ones  I  use frequently that you'd like to point out? I'd be glad to interpret , some may be spelling errors , who knows , I'm a crappy speller and a poor typer / typist ,   d* But I do try.  And some times I spell it right by using the spell checker I have BUT used the WRONG word , spelled write like this word (write) which of course is not the right word , but it is spelled write.  d*   

 And yes I know I could use a "word program" but I think thats more than I'm willing to do , type it in word C&P (Cut and paste) to the forum. A guy can only do so much. Thats where I draw my line in the sand 

 #2: Good deal.

 #3: See I was looking at splines as 3/16" or so pieces used to connect the boards via a groove on the edge of both boards being glued up. So like a long biscuit slot , never seen but in the wood.

 I'd call what you called spline "accent strips" meant to show , just glued onto / between the boards for looks.

 A spline , to me the woodworker ( some times I type W/Wer for woodworker) , is a structural piece to align or strengthen a joint, not some thing that necessarily shows except maybe at the ends / end grain area.


 #4: Thats a lot of Ipe , keep your tools sharp , it's a really hard / dulling tool wood. Must , almost always, be pre drilled to fasten together.

 #5: Sounds good , should be some nice looking stuff.


       
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 28, 2008, 05:50:03 PM
...acronyms...

Some here. Feel free to add.

http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=4248.new#new (http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=4248.new#new)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 29, 2008, 07:58:14 PM
I was thinking more about the countertop, and I think that I may do a regular breadboard end like you describe, but run a floating tenon in the edge board.  This way, I can get the contrasting color I want, but it'll have the same amount of strength.  After thinking about it, I think that the joint would derive more strength from having all of the boards tenoned, as they would end up working in unison with dowels still being only ate the center and on the end boards.  Doing it with a full spline, would need dowels in each board I would think, in order to have the same properties.  Maybe not, but that is my thinking.  Ofcourse, Ipe doesn't move too much!  I wanna have it splined where it shows though, so that not only do the woods contrast, but the spline will also sit proud of the boards on the front edge.  I like reveals ;D  I didn't seem to have much difficulty with the ipe that I used to build a simple, QAD (quick and dirty) vanity for a client a couple of weeks ago.  It doesn't like pocket screws, and can get pretty bad tearout along the grain with a router though.  I use Diablo blades in all of my saws, And they haven't complained at anything yet.  Even the 1600 square feet of teak floor I set a couple of years ago.  thanks for the tips pop. ;)

Jens.  oh yeah, BTW, thats my name.  maybe I'll change screen names.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 29, 2008, 08:25:36 PM


  #1: I After thinking about it, I think that the joint would derive more strength from having all of the boards tenoned, as they would end up working in unison with dowels still being only ate the center and on the end boards. 


 #2:  Doing it with a full spline, would need dowels in each board I would think, in order to have the same properties.  Maybe not, but that is my thinking.  Ofcourse, Ipe doesn't move too much! 

 #3:  I wanna have it splined where it shows though, so that not only do the woods contrast, but the spline will also sit proud of the boards on the front edge. 

 #4:   I use Diablo blades in all of my saws, And they haven't complained at anything yet. 

 #5:   thanks for the tips pop. ;)

     


  #1: On my bread board ends the whole main top is glued first, and the tenon runs all the way across. It is cut short of the end by 2" , and the mortise on the B/B end is morticed just a bit wider 3/8" or so for wood movement.


  #2: How are you using spline as a accent piece ? If so just glue it all together, Ipe board , "spline"  , Ipe board , "spline"   etc, etc. So the main top is one big glue together piece.


 #3: Humm like  S/E (self edge)  ??? What do you mean proud of the boards on the front edge???

 #4:  Have you had them sharpened? You know good blades can be sharpened many times.

 #5: Ok sonny ,,,,,,,,,yanno ,  no one likes a smart arse.  [rofl2]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on November 30, 2008, 08:26:06 PM
thinking about it more, I think I am going to do it the way you describe, but I will mill slots for a floating tenon of contrasting wood where it shows.  Sitting proud...the floating tenon will sit 1/4" or so forward, that is, it will project from the front lip.  I like reveals, they are visually, very interesting to me.  I think that I would just need to add too many dowels to do it the other way and still have the same ridgidity.  Then again, maybe not!  Just trying to think of how to skin a cat before killing it.  It would be easier though, to simply mill a slot in the ends of all the boards.  I'll post pics when I end up doing it.  Gotta do some stuff for other people and make money to pay the bills.  Silly things, they are.  I keep trying to explain to the companies, that they can just let me go on without paying, and it won't effect them any...they don't listen.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on November 30, 2008, 10:09:31 PM


 Lookin forward to those photo's as I don't "see" what your saying about floating tenons and having them show with a reveal. Floating tenons are normally not visible and only "float" to allow wood movement. Maybe your use is other than what I know as floating tenons.

 G/L with no paying those bills , I've had the same experience , most folks and company want to get paid for goods and or serves rendered.

 But after this bail out thing , and this new President , who knows maybe Obama will pick up your tab.  ::)

       
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 01, 2008, 08:30:10 PM
 

 Alder TV cabinet.

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  A work in progress , doors are on the bench. Back and top also to be built.

 It gets a distressed finish so the few fastener hole you see get joined by many more similar holes.

 

   

 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 01, 2008, 08:36:31 PM
Alder - more than just firewood.... and I have split and loaded and delivered tons of it.  Make great furniture.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Whitlock on December 01, 2008, 08:40:25 PM
Made some things out of it myself it was cheap to buy 20 yers ago now it is up there with oak ???
looking good Peg [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 01, 2008, 09:04:42 PM

 Alder TV cabinet.


I have an alder TV cabinet in the garage. The guts have been removed and I keep some of my alder tools in it.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D
I couldn't help but have a little fun. I don't know if anybody will get it.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 02, 2008, 04:33:49 AM


I have an alder TV cabinet in the garage. The guts have been removed and I keep some of my alder tools in it.


 I couldn't help but have a little fun. I don't know if anybody will get it.

 

 OK Mtn D  I'll bite , whats the "punch" line????  ???
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: apaknad on December 02, 2008, 05:29:23 AM
well if nobody gets it...you could say it was done by your ALDER-ego so as to save face. ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 02, 2008, 06:22:20 AM
I was thinking it may have been his alder ones as opposed to his newer ones.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 02, 2008, 08:02:05 AM
Thank you Glenn; I knew you would see it.  heh

That was a real stretch... it was very late at night...   [slap]

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: alcowboy on December 02, 2008, 09:18:24 AM
PEG are you a member of the HandyMan Club? WOW! You do great work. I wish I could even come remotely close to doing that quality workmanship!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 02, 2008, 05:08:21 PM


PEG are you a member of the HandyMan Club?


 No, I get paid for my stuff.  :)  Thanks for the kind words.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 06, 2008, 04:54:46 PM

 Doors and back installed and a look at the hinges used.



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 A few more details and it will be ready for Benite then staining.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 06, 2008, 05:26:22 PM
I like those hinges. I mean the works okay too, but I love the hardware.    ;D ;D



Magnetic catches, or are the door to cabinet hinges sprung? Pulls?
Looks real nice, Paul
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 06, 2008, 06:52:02 PM



   #1:Magnetic catches, or are the door to cabinet hinges sprung?

   #2:   Pulls?


    #3:Looks real nice, Paul

 

 #1: Both the Aximat hinges the black ones are spring loaded , the inner doors are "caught/ held closed" by a mag. catch.

 #2: Yes, one pull each door in-line with the trim I'll be installing tomorrow , the pulls are being shipped to the designer place , I'll install them on site when I deliver it. I'll also bore some more wire pass-thru holes onsite when I see what exactly needs to go where.

 #3: Thanks.  :)   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 06, 2008, 07:16:58 PM
Nice work, PEG.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 12, 2008, 06:02:21 PM
Here is the bathroom that we just remodeled for a client. 
Before
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and after paint, walnut flooring, and a new custom built vanity
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Close ups of the vanity I built for her out of that salvage Ipe.
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The end panel matches the doors.  Doors are different color because no finish yet.  Panels are v-grooved Ipe.  Countertop is Ipe with breadboard ends.  I was lucky enough to have the guy at a local shop run it through his thickness sander for me, and save hours of belt sander work, and untold number of belts!  This stuff is hard, but machined surprisingly well, even through my cheapo planer.  I REALLY need to build myself a drum sander though, so I can do that myself of cab doors too.  It made such a huge difference.  I can imagine it being an indespensible tool once you have one.  I am thinking about one with two drums though, for two different grits.  It'll be a while before I have time to build it, and the $100 or so for the materials.  Gotta source an old treadmill from somebody for the powerfeed bed too.
Gotta get a new camera to carry at work too.  Cell phone camera works great if plenty of light.  Too much gain in night mode, makes pics grainy.  Thanks for the tips PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 14, 2008, 07:36:58 AM


  Thanks for the tips PEG



 Nice job , your welcome.

 I delivered the TV cabinet yesterday , he likes it.

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 He needs to move some pictures on the wall .

 On to the next one.   :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 14, 2008, 07:58:10 AM
How could he not like it.  That's a beauty, PEG. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 14, 2008, 04:45:31 PM
Nice. I see some picture re-hanging is in order.  :D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 15, 2008, 06:50:30 AM
What kind of finish do you have on that cabinet (stain and topcoat)?  I am probably getting some quartersawn white oak for furniture and built-ins, and like the color a lot.  Don't know how similar the WO till stain up, but raw, it is pretty close to the alder.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 15, 2008, 05:11:43 PM


What kind of finish do you have on that cabinet (stain and topcoat)? 


 Don't know how similar the WO till stain up, but raw, it is pretty close to the alder.



 One coat of Daly's Benite , a sanding sealer type product. Put on with a rag.

 One coat Minwax  # 233 English Chestnut oil based stain. Applied with a rag and wiped down pretty much right away / as you go.

 3 coats Daly's AquaSpar, Satin. A water borne varnish.  Put on with a small roller , the roller pads are no more the 1 1/2" round and then right away / as you go brushed out.  It could be sprayed if one had the right equipment.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 16, 2008, 05:15:27 AM
Is the sanding sealer a shellac wash?  Sounds kind of like how I am finishing the pine for the trim in our house, washcoat shellac, two coats english chestnut, three coats tinted shellac finish.  Color is pretty close too.  I like the warm brown :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Homegrown Tomatoes on December 16, 2008, 07:01:04 AM
Man, y'all make the rest of us look like six-year-olds with sets of lincoln logs...  nice TV cabinet, PEG. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 16, 2008, 07:39:31 AM
Benite's not a shellac. It contains petroleum distillates and cleans up with mineral spirits. Works great at preventing blotchiness in soft woods.

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 16, 2008, 09:55:25 AM
I'll have to give it a try.  Where do you get it?  Paint store, HD, Lowes, Woodcraft?  A thinned coat of shellac does a very good job at reducing blotchiness, with the added benefit of being a natural product.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 16, 2008, 01:08:45 PM
I bought mine at a now out of business smallish paint store. You won;t it in box stores. In fact you may not find it at all, they are not in every state. They do have a website and an online store though; Google Daly's Paint.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on December 17, 2008, 10:44:00 AM
Jens, quite an improvement in the bathroom remodel!  Looks great. 

PEG, all I can say is "gorgeous"! 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 17, 2008, 11:06:35 AM


I'll have to give it a try.  Where do you get it?  Paint store, HD, Lowes, Woodcraft? 


A thinned coat of shellac does a very good job at reducing blotchiness, with the added benefit of being a natural product.



 Around here the local lumber yard carries it as well as the local Home despot and Ace. It does vary widely by region as to it on the shelf availability.

 Shellac is a good sealer , but it's a pain to store , you need alcohol to clean up the brushes with , it dries almost TO FAST making it a PITA to work with IMO.

 Benite natural as well it's made out of mostly oil , and oil comes out of the round so there fore it's a natural product.

 The poor Lac bug toils how many hours to produce those flakes , have you no sympathy for the Lac bug!!!!!!!! [rofl2]   


 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 17, 2008, 11:07:22 AM

 

PEG, all I can say is "gorgeous"! 


 Thanks Sassy 8)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Whitlock on December 17, 2008, 06:32:28 PM
Nice cabinet Peg [cool] What will you be building next?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 17, 2008, 07:03:27 PM


Nice cabinet Peg [cool] What will you be building next?



 A garden lattice out of clear Cedar . And maybe a queen bed frame head /  foot board with raised panels out of Alder .

 There also are two doors to re-work add adjustable sills , re-rabbit and kerf for weather stripping  and rehang in the re worked jambs.

 After that who knows.

 Thanks for the kind words on the cabinet.     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 19, 2008, 03:21:20 PM


 Got the last mantel installed today dispite snow on the roads.

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Don't blame me for the rug , it ain't my house.  ;) 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 19, 2008, 05:31:57 PM
Cool, PEG...got rid of another one of those mean old polar bears... :)   Nice work.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 20, 2008, 04:57:02 AM
I like rugs like that!  they are really good for keeping the draft from coming in under the fireplace...er, I mean, door.  Looks good Peg.  I have never been a fan of MDF, but it sure does machine nice and clean.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 20, 2008, 06:44:34 AM

 The rugs fine,  I guess. It's the location (to close to the fireplace yes it's gas and MAYBE that area doesn't get very warm BUT........it seems to close to fire to me) but just it's rug-ability  ???  it's not me but it's OK.

  Yes MDF does machine nice. OR looks good once it's machined. It dusty , real dusty to machine, and theres no up side to that , no nice smell just a brown yucky glue and dust smell .

  And it is very stable IF it never , ever gets wet . So for those wide-ish panels it damned near perfect. It will never split like a real wood panel might

 And it is cheap in relation to ANY species of wood.

 So it has it's place.   

     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 20, 2008, 12:34:32 PM

 Garden lattice with a  hint of Greene & Greene / Mission / Craftmans style.


   Some of the components :

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  Assembled glued and pegged:

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 The peg's are intentional left proud and "faceted".

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 20, 2008, 12:38:02 PM
 [cool]

Your clients are keeping you busy these days!

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 20, 2008, 02:42:58 PM



  


  Assembled glued and pegged:


Gives new meaning to your screen name




  I love that lattice panel!  Greene and Greene architecture is one of my favorites, graceful curves, with a simplicity of line that belies its sensuous nature...or at least that is how I would write the article.  I need to find clients like you have.  I am always wanting to do stuff like this, but people either aren't interested, or I am just not finding the right people.

 MDF seems to be pretty hard on router bits and saw blades too, gums em up a lot IME
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 20, 2008, 05:16:05 PM


 Thanks Jen's. A good client base is hard to develop thats for sure. This project is "real work" for the company I recently went to work for. They have a VERY impressive client base and I sort of fit a role that they really needed filled.

 Not to brag but to pretty much just state the facts , guys with my talents , what I call "real carpenters" are few and far between.

 I love this new job and as I sort of just do what I do they (the project managers and boss) just really can't believe what I turn out. The clients we have have deep pockets and want top notch stuff , I a blast being me at work!

 No brag just fact sonny ;)

 Stick with it read FWW, FHB, find out how stuff is built , pay attention to the little details , like insuring the VG face of posts and spindle (balusters) are all the same way . Hide as many fasteners as you cab , buy and select your own stock , I never have this type material delivered , I go hand pick it . I match as close as possible for color and grain , and of course straight true stock.


 I've not had that experience with MDF , I do clean my blade religiously with oven cleaner to stop build up , and I send them out to get sharpened often.

 Good luck Jen's. And thanks for responding , so few do here , they look but they don't seem to post. Sometimes I wonder if it's just Mtn D , Glenn and I that look.   

         
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on December 20, 2008, 07:12:16 PM
Beautiful work PEG.  I lurk this thread often, just hard to comment in a useful way about something so far above my pay grade.  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 20, 2008, 07:16:10 PM
Just before it gets to that point when I have let it go too far, it is Jens, no '  ;)  I am still trying to fine tune skills, but that will never end.  I got to do a bunch of historic work last year, and the superintendent was totally stoked to have me on the job, since I was "that guy" who could fix/replace whatever needed.  He had been the super on a couple of places at Williamsburg, VA, as well as on the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA, and the Witch House, in Beverly Hills, and so I was very pleased with his attitude toward my work.  Had I stayed in New Hampshire, he had told me that I would be his new go-to finish guy.  There was some crown molding that the laborers had canned, and he was going to have me just fit some clear crown in that didn't match at all, when I told him "why don't I just make some?"  Ground my own plane irons, roughed it on the table saw, finished it with the custom hand planes in a special jig.  It was the first time I had made a tool of this sort, I was stoked, he was stoked.  Awesome feeling when it all comes together like that.  Here is a picture of the crown.
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And one of the sun porch that had to be rebuilt based on two fuzzy photos, a description from two people with conflicting memories, and horribly thought out architectural drawings (which I had to convince the architect and super were wrong)
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When the framers put the windows in, they didn't align the heads of them, some were out 1/2" between windows.  Then they foamed all of the windows, but didn't have them setting in enough for the extension jambs to be even reveal on the inside finish!  tapered furring strips for days!  What you can't see in this photo, unfortunately, is how many reveals there are in the trim detail.  He didn't mean to just let me run with it, but every time I pushed it a bit further, he came out and saw, and didn't stop me!  Sometimes that can get me in trouble, other times it can work out.

Thank you for the encouragement Pops...I mean Paul :).  I am confident that once I can build a client base, I'll get to do more neat stuff with carpentry.  One place I have been able to do some neat stuff is with tile.  I love it when a client shows me a photo, and says, "can you do something kinda like this?"  This was one of those.
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after grout
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Thanks for bearing with me too, I can be very long winded at times, blunt at others.  A bit of a 70 year old in a 29 year old body I guess [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 20, 2008, 07:44:27 PM
I know I just posted, but I was just looking back through this thread, (which I have done many times) and just wanted to tell everybody that I think your stuff is great.  I'm not just saying that either!  I really do.  I love "rustic" just as much as "refined", and think that many rustic things are refined, and vise-versa.  Saw a few turnings too, and remembered about my little cottage industry for a summer.  The summer Harry Potter 5 came out, my kids were stoked on the stories (ok, we love them too), and I started carving wands for them.  Then I picked up a lathe, and started turning magic wands out of exotics.  I sold them on ebay, for anything between $15, and $42 a piece!  Not bad for an hour in the garage, just killing time.  Had a woman send a drawing (not scaled) of one she wanted, and turned this one custom for her out of cocobolo.  $35, I was stoked!
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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 20, 2008, 08:33:58 PM
Great stuff, Pop and son. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: harry51 on December 20, 2008, 09:03:38 PM
I hope the customer for the garden lattice appreciates the mortise and tenon joinery they're getting. One of those elements of quality design and construction that unfortunately sometimes goes unnoticed by a lot of folks.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 21, 2008, 04:32:14 AM
I hope the customer for the garden lattice appreciates the mortise and tenon joinery they're getting. One of those elements of quality design and construction that unfortunately sometimes goes unnoticed by a lot of folks.

not only unnoticed, but also faked quite often.  It makes everything so much stronger too.  I think people take it for granted, that because things have been built on such a wham-bam, production line crappy fashion for so long, that there aren't alternatives, and never will be.  It's time for a quality revolution, my fellow Americans.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 21, 2008, 06:21:42 AM

It's time for a quality revolution, my fellow Americans.



Quality like PEG produces, takes skill, among other things like patience and a superb eye for detail. It also requires money to pay for the skill. Not every worker has the skill. Not every homeowner has the money to pay for that upper level of skill.


....The clients we have have deep pockets....

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 21, 2008, 09:28:07 AM
Well, perhaps I don't produce stuff that is of the same quality as Paul (don't read this wrong, I am not taking offense), but in our throwaway world, where more is better, there is seldom room for craftsmanship.  I named my company in New Hampshire, All in 1 Craftsman, LLC, because I wanted to express what was important to me.  With everybody scared about the economy, and spending their money more carefully (as it is their money now, not credit), I think that it is even more important for people to take pride and care in the things they do.  And I don't think that this mindset should be reserved for those with deep pockets, but utilized within the framework of any budget, indeed it is the duty of the one providing the service to undertake it with the utmost care and civility, as if we are providing the service for ourselves.  The things we build should not be short lived or appreciated, but enjoyed precisely because of the care and honesty put into their production.  Martin Luther King JR said, "Even if you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep those streets as Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, or as Da Vinci sculpted, that when you die they shall walk the streets and say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper!'".  Unfortunately, in order to do things in this way, one must look past the bottom line, to something much higher indeed.
       I will step off my box now, and I apologize for the thread drift, but this I believe.  I believe that everybody wants to do a good job, but they let the "job" get in the way of the "work".

Merry Christmas everybody.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 21, 2008, 10:15:17 AM
I agree that any workman (workperson) should take care and pride in what they are doing, or find another line of work.

However, not everyone can afford a hand made TV cabinet like the one in reply#381.
http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=1355.msg75246#msg75246 (http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=1355.msg75246#msg75246)

For many, unless they can make it themselves, they will have to"make do" with a store bought item. Some of those are real junky for sure, but if you only have $100, just to pick a low ball number, then you have to shop at a big box store.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 21, 2008, 10:16:32 AM


Well, perhaps I don't produce stuff that is of the same quality as Paul (don't read this wrong, I am not taking offense), but in our throwaway world, where more is better, there is seldom room for craftsmanship.  I named my company in New Hampshire, All in 1 Craftsman, LLC, because I wanted to express what was important to me.  With everybody scared about the economy, and spending their money more carefully (as it is their money now, not credit), I think that it is even more important for people to take pride and care in the things they do.  And I don't think that this mindset should be reserved for those with deep pockets, but utilized within the framework of any budget, indeed it is the duty of the one providing the service to undertake it with the utmost care and civility, as if we are providing the service for ourselves.  The things we build should not be short lived or appreciated, but enjoyed precisely because of the care and honesty put into their production.  Martin Luther King JR said, "Even if you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep those streets as Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, or as Da Vinci sculpted, that when you die they shall walk the streets and say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper!'".  Unfortunately, in order to do things in this way, one must look past the bottom line, to something much higher indeed.
       I will step off my box now, and I apologize for the thread drift, but this I believe.  I believe that everybody wants to do a good job, but they let the "job" get in the way of the "work".

Merry Christmas everybody.



 Yup I agree Jens , note no (')  :) I struggle with that balance pretty much every day , cost over quality , how much I charge for a product . When they repeatly tell you "cost is a factor" I REALLY struggle knowing that a few more dollars brings a way better product and also the risk the job will go else where to a lower bidder.

 It's nice to revel in the jobs that allow if not unfettered restraint a degree of do your best work with the best stuff.


 Considerations and  other lurkers a smiley every once in awhile is nice , to show your looking and like what your seeing. It fills a "need" in the trouble of posting , and it strokes my ego , I guess  :-[

 Thanks for looking and post where applicable  ;)



     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on December 21, 2008, 10:51:22 AM
Jens, you do some really wonderful work too - don't often see that quality of work done by someone your age  ;) - nice to see it  :)

And of course, PEG,  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 21, 2008, 10:55:10 AM
I envy your patience to do the professional work with all of the tedious detail, PEG and Jens.

I can't help just grabbing the screw gun calling it rustic so I don't have a lot of time tied up in it, but then I am not working for someone with high expectations of top quality art.

I just have to satisfy a wife who needs cabinets and storage to be able to function properly.... [waiting]

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 21, 2008, 04:58:49 PM
Thank you for the compliments, I would like to say that I was not trying to fish for them, and was really saying "perhaps I don't do the same quality work as Paul", because quite honestly, from one craftsman to another, your stuff is awesome Paul!  BTW, FHB, FWW, and Shop Notes are 3 of my favorite magazines, and have been for years.  I do wonder sometimes, if there would be different sentiment toward me if people didn't know how old/young I am.  In fact I have wondered that ever since I was building hot rods at 17, and starting a family at 19.  That may just be something I need to get over though, but people seem to treat you differently when you are young an ambitious.  The things that I share on here are just that, things to share, that perhaps someone can learn or gain inspiration from them. 

I am not trying to simply argue with you Don, but as one of the more poor members of society (officially considered "ultra-low income" by city of Knoxville), I do know what it is like to only have $100 to buy a TV cabinet with.  I also know, that in this world of consumerism, there is always second hand stuff to be had for cheap or free, that may be fine as is, or with sprucing up could be much better than the $100 Big Box store particle board.  One other thing I know, is that if there is an "extra" $100 to spend on that POS this month, the same people can generally spend an additional $100 the next 2 or three months after that saving up for something of higher quality.  But that isn't what we are about in America anymore.  Now we spend as little as possible, for something fake, that will "get us by" until we "can afford better".  The problem is that once we can "afford better", we have generally decided that the quality of the first item is sufficient, and so we just afford bigger but the same quality.  That is the biggest reason I was drawn to this site three years ago.  People here are generally more concerned with the quality of their lives, homes, and workmanship, than they are with the quantity. 
     Maybe I feel like I am 70 years old sometimes, because I was raised in a family that was poor enough that we had to build the things we wanted.  My mother was the only one to make enough to have "extra" money, but she saved and lent that so that other people could realize some of the things that they couldn't afford.  The "revolution" of which I speak does not simply mean that the craftsman should value their craftsmanship, but that the people hiring them must be content with less.  Less, but better.  Give me any example of things that you "need" to buy on a limited budget that dictates low quality, made-in-another-country-by-children, off-gassing, low wage inspiring, crack head hiring, destitute exploiting "stuff" (all it really is, stuff), and I will give you just as many examples of how you can get by without it, or make do with what you have, or even get rid of the thing needing a cabinet and being just as happy. 
     Maybe I am just too different.  My family (wife and four kids), live in an 800 square foot house, in the ghetto.  We moved into the ghetto to try to help people realize that they are free.  That they don't have to have everything society says they have to have.  That they can be humble and live well at the same time.  That happiness depends not upon who you are, or what you have, but solely upon what you think.  That you can grow your own food without being a farmer or a hippie, and you can have a TV with no cable and be ok.  That you don't have to buy enough Christmas presents to require a second mortgage.  We make, or find the things that we need most of the time, sometimes we buy, but if we can't afford things of high quality we do without.  We eat mostly organic and local (when in season) food, cooked from scratch in our house, because we feel it is better not to accept the "extras" society, the FDA, and monsanto say we need.  Extras such as pesticides, preservatives, dyes, artificial sweeteners, and the like.  We prefer to experience life the way God intends for us to experience it, with all the struggles and triumphs, because without one you can't appreciate the other.  Not to mask it with a temporary feeling of gratification that comes with buying just to have, because we have been down that road too. 

I have much more that is on my mind, but I just looked at how long this is already.  Glen, if you would like to move this to a new thread, maybe in the political rant section, feel free to do so.  Again, it is too much thread drift, but kinda what this thread is all about.  When I said earlier that I love seeing everybody's work here, it is for all of these reasons.  It is because whether it is rustic or refined, folks have found the joy in owning something that you can't find in a store, or anybody else's house.  It is because it is the way things used to be, before we as people decided that government and ad exects knew better what we needed or wanted than we do ourselves!  It is because in this thread, and in this forum, we can all connect on a level of DIY, without Ty.  We don't need Bob Villa telling us how to swing a hammer, when Norm can actually SHOW us how. 

Darnit!  Sorry, I did it again!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on December 21, 2008, 07:12:06 PM
Jens, don't apologize!  It's refreshing to read & see what you are doing, how you are doing it - so much wisdom there that many people will never obtain in a lifetime - carry on  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 21, 2008, 07:18:52 PM
Carry on, Jens -- interested ones will read - others will skim over it.... no one will be hurt and some could be helped.....although you know I would never rant or stray from a subject.... [waiting]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 21, 2008, 07:25:11 PM
You know, Jens, when it comes to plastic and cardboard furniture produced by factories for "Furniture" stores that we have to pretend is cool and pay a fortune for... or a simple solid pine, bug eaten, blue stained, varnished half rotten wood with a ton of character  in "Early American Settler Style with Screws", I'll take the latter every time.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 21, 2008, 07:53:57 PM
 Crap I just spent ten minutes writting a thread drift / rant . But the forum went wonky and it's lost.

 Basically it said thread drift is good , good thought Jens , carry on . It was just longer so it's all good.

 Carry on!  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 21, 2008, 08:00:25 PM
Arrrrr -- it's driving me nuts....


I had the same problem, PEG, but I copied and saved it so I could paste it back in emergency.   Sometimes the back button will get you back to your posting but you likely know that...

Love that Clinton Quote, PEG... [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 22, 2008, 05:24:47 AM
You know, Jens, when it comes to plastic and cardboard furniture produced by factories for "Furniture" stores that we have to pretend is cool and pay a fortune for... or a simple solid pine, bug eaten, blue stained, varnished half rotten wood with a ton of character  in "Early American Settler Style with Screws", I'll take the latter every time.

And that is what I am talking about.  Even things made out of "scrap"  can be well thought out, and constructed with pride.  It's that pioneer spirit! 

I have edited this post, to shorten it, as it was just too long and wrongly placed.  I sometimes get spiritual stimulation in one place, and it can cause me to rant and rave spiritually in other places, because all things come back to the spiritual side of my life.  This isn't the place (correct forum or thread) to blurt out diatribes about religion however.  Let the furniture continue.  I may repost the deleted segment elsewhere on the site.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on January 02, 2009, 08:10:40 AM
We needed more storage in our meager little kitchen, but we are broke.  I had some 1x16 leftover from taking apart the old cabinets, and shutters that used to be on the windows, so I put the two things together, and built this pantry cabinet.  The best part about it is, I didn't spend a cent on it!  Used old hinges that were knocking about, pieces of 1x for latches.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 02, 2009, 08:52:03 AM
Jens, those are so dark I couldn't see a darn thing... so...

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on January 02, 2009, 04:33:58 PM
That's the way to do it Jens.  Recycle - save money.  Looks great and in my price range. [crz]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on January 23, 2009, 05:27:20 AM
They look great - and frugality is a virtue.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on January 24, 2009, 05:28:59 PM
Boy do I need a new camera!  Thanks for lightening them Don, for the comments Glenn and Considerations.  I am working on a desk right now for the creative director at our church.  It is my first comissioned piece of furniture.  All of it is reclaimed wood, or at least it was free to me!  Will post when I get photos taken.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on January 28, 2009, 06:29:23 PM
Just installed the desk today, my first furniture job!  All of the wood for this project was reclaimed, oak barn board for the drawer fronts, oak planks from our big house for the drawer boxes, face frames came from the runners of a huge pallet, top made up of boards that used to form the walls of the coal room in our basement.  The front lip is an old stud from our house.  Here are some pics.  If they are too big, Don, could you make a size suggestion?  My monitor is a 32" LCD TV, but I know not everyone has this big a screen.
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Cocobolo pegs make the joinery happen.  Truth be told, I tried to dovetail the drawers, but a combination of not enough skills, and poor quality tools (need some good chisels) meant that the drawers ended up narrower than intended.  The pegs should really come in from the side, as the drawer sides are rabbited into the front, but then you couldn't see the pretty square heads!
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this carving didn't turn out as nice as I wanted, and the glaze coat bled a bit, but still neat I think.
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The desk is for the creative director of our church, so when I needed to deal with open knots I used a bit of Peg influence...hope you don't mind Pop.  (ok, maybe I should stop calling you that).  The other inlay there is my logo.
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Celtic inspired cross, and beautiful wood grain.
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I had a bit of hand tool fun on this too.  After gluing together the top, I needed to get rid of the squeeze out, and flatten the surface.  It won't fit in my planer, so I got the belt sander out.  I don't have many belts left, and thought about the $6 harbor freight jack plane.  I honed it up, and went to work.  It worked really well!  between that and my card scraper, I had a smooth top and bottom in about 30 minutes.

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carving is Hebrew, "God is my salvation".  I just hope I copied what Rabbi Zivic wrote well enough!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 28, 2009, 08:56:54 PM
Interesting wood, Jens. How'd you do the inlays?

 :)

800 x 600 makes for pictures most anyone can view without sideways scrolling.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on January 29, 2009, 05:07:44 PM
The inlays are from a strip of 1/4" oak.  I cut them out first, then scribed a line around them on the top.  I set my plunge router, with a 3/4" straight bit, and cut out the waste as close to the line as I could get, the rest I removed with carving chisels.  It took too long, and didn't end up with perfect set, but I am not a marquetry guy!  I set them a bit above the surface, and sanded them flush.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: shulla on April 19, 2009, 07:39:31 PM
Wow.. lots of very impressive and beautiful stuff!!!! You folks are very creative and talented!

Love your work PEG! Everything you made looks beautiful!

Jens, I love that you wrote in Hebrew!!! That's so awesome & thoughtful!




lol So when can I hire you folks to make all kinda goodies for my house? :D (I WISH!!!!--- I'll have to get the house first!! lol) But seriously, I'm very impressed with everyone's work. You guys are all so awesome! :) Keep up with it & I wish you all the best & much success. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on April 25, 2009, 07:48:32 PM
Glad you enjoy the forum.  Lots of ideas and inspiration here.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on June 03, 2009, 06:07:55 PM
Made this mirror for our church.  We started going through the book of Genesis last fall, and one of the first days, Pastor Mark took an apple and threw it at a mirror to symbolize the shattering of G-d's reflection through sin.  I snuck up on stage and grabbed a piece of the mirror, and with G-d's help, and the help of a broken board, I made this new, unbroken (albeit smaller) mirror and put it on the communion table during the last service in the Genesis series. 

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on June 03, 2009, 06:31:28 PM


 Nice job. Nice wood and symbolism. 


 Are you converting to the Jewish faith? Why live under the old covenant when the new has been bought at such a costly price?     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on June 18, 2009, 08:40:47 AM
Umm...to properly answer, it would take a completely new discussion board, several days, and a lot of patient listening :).  Suffice it to say, that the more searching I do, the closer I get to my original thoughts, concepts, and feelings, that the Christian writings are IMO mostly fabrication bred out of a discontent for the way things are (which in itself isn't bad), and a desire to create a new religion that has nothing at all to do with the old one, yet claims son ship to it.  Truth may be relative, it may be non-existent (pure truth), but to me, the "Gospel truth" is anything but.  I still take a great deal from Christian teachings, and writings.  It all reads much differently through Hebraic lenses.  Still not sure about conversion, but still hungry for the Mighty One of Jacob, yet not Christian...never really was, to be truthful.

This is not the proper place for a discussion such as this, though, this is for furniture! 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on August 26, 2009, 05:38:12 PM
Wow, I don't know how I've missed this thread for the 2 years or so I've been reading these forums.  I guess it takes a spam bot to draw my attention to something.  

PEG and Jens you guys do some really great work.  I am very impressed.  

Here is the finished product of a coffee table I have been working on.  It is made out of leftover toung and groove cedar I had.  The legs are two pieces cut down and glued together.  There are more details in my "Adirondack Chair Weekend Project thread.

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And here is the Adirondack chair I should have originally posted them here.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on August 29, 2009, 02:03:04 PM
Nice work Mike T  8)

  A lil something I thru together,

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 More to come on this one, another 12 foot cabinet section and a gun rack / storage drawer system. And a bank vault door to trim out with some Cherry, I'm lookin forward to that part of the job. Should be very nice when I'm done. If I do say so myself, we'll see what ya-all think in the next month or so.


 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 05, 2009, 09:22:26 PM
Hows the project coming, PEG?  Always professional when you do it.  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 07, 2009, 07:38:29 PM


Hows the project coming, PEG? 


 Got a bit done this weekend , so it's going OK. Part timing it makes it sort of drag out, but the hours work out the same. it just takes longer to get the hours in.

 Busy weekend!

   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 07, 2009, 07:44:56 PM
I know that one.  Working out of town slows home projects down - speaking of which, I'm off again tomorrow. d*

Looking forward to seeing it when you finish, PEG. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 07, 2009, 07:53:18 PM



    #1:   - speaking of which, I'm off again tomorrow. d*

    #2:       Looking forward to seeing it when you finish, PEG. :)



   #1: Boy I wish I where off again tomorrow! Well not really , and not really what you meant either  ;)

   #2:   I'll keep you in the loop!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 17, 2009, 06:17:02 PM
Little guard rail , twilight construction ::)

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  Better photos will be taken tomorrow.

   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 17, 2009, 06:20:41 PM
Whats the wood, teak or redwood?  Nice job.  I am going to have to do something like that at the cabin for my Dad.  But it would probably be more rustic than that .  ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 17, 2009, 07:11:23 PM


Whats the wood, teak or redwood? 

  Western Red Cedar , 4or 5 coats of Daly's Seafin Teak oil finish .

 Nice job. 

  Thanks

 
 I am going to have to do something like that at the cabin for my Dad.  But it would probably be more rustic than that .  ;D



  Come on inspired by a little Greene and Greene architecture you could do more than rustic, well if you wanted to. To each there own eh ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 18, 2009, 03:54:52 PM
 

 Day time photo,


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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on September 18, 2009, 04:59:03 PM
Looks great, PEG!  I need some of those  ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on September 18, 2009, 05:14:35 PM
 

   Thanks Sassy.
 Glenn  could whip you out a couple with his chain saw I'm sure! 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 19, 2009, 05:20:49 AM
I'll jump right on it, PEG. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on September 19, 2009, 05:40:32 AM
Very nice and creative.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on September 19, 2009, 08:45:55 AM
Mike, you did a nice job on that table, BTW!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on November 17, 2009, 04:45:01 PM
I took some pictures of some furniture my dad made when I was home.  I thought his bench idea for on top of the fireplace hearth was pretty neat.  Gives you more seating in a small living room.  It opens to store the pillows.  He moves it when he makes a fire.  The tables are cherry.  He also did the floor which I think is white oak.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on November 21, 2009, 09:12:51 PM
Nice stuff. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 21, 2009, 09:20:26 PM
The table is very cherry.  :D


Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: lshallenb on December 09, 2009, 02:43:33 PM
jens- i think that desk you made out of salvaged barn wood is awesome.  especially like the way the fish inlay looks to be swimming in a wood grain sea.  keep up the good work.  ive never put much thought into using inlays in anything, think i may need to give it a try next time i have the urge to make something.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on December 09, 2009, 05:54:33 PM
Thanks.  It was really time consuming to do the way I did.  I just bought a router inlay kit from Woodcraft, anxious to see how well it works.  I still can't believe how beautiful the grain of that wood was.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 03, 2010, 06:56:09 AM

   Re-loading / storage bench , gun room vault door.

    (https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi21.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb299%2FPEG688%2FOct1120096.jpg&hash=107e6f9bf6c87b32d6ee26d296e811be)

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 03, 2010, 07:22:11 AM
Nice work Peg
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on January 03, 2010, 08:14:38 AM
Way too perfect, PEG. [ouch]

A real work of art. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 03, 2010, 11:37:04 AM
 Thanks, the reviews on Woodenboat forum aren't quite as good ::)  I have a non-fan over there d*  c*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on January 03, 2010, 03:51:32 PM
sounds like a block head who wooden know a Chris Craft from a Hobiecat
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade - built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 03, 2010, 05:16:35 PM
I'll never get people who throw stones over the internet (or real life for that matter).  It looks great to me. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on January 03, 2010, 06:03:39 PM
I'd be thrilled if my kitchen turns out that nicely....wow PEG.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 03, 2010, 08:43:15 PM


I'd be thrilled if my kitchen turns out that nicely....wow PEG.
 

 Thanks C.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Pine Cone on January 03, 2010, 11:31:48 PM
Here are a couple of extremes - from super rustic to pretty refined and then back to rustic...

Alder stool, no metal parts, made from small trees cut down while clearing my cabin property
(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi753.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx172%2FPine_Cone%2Falder_stool.jpg&hash=0428a5e465d4ac8d5d5c6022b3b164c3)

At the other extreme, a sapele table from two imported African hardwood saple boards bought at Edensaw in Port Townsend which will be my cabin table.  This is my most refined furniture project to date.
(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi753.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx172%2FPine_Cone%2FTable_side.jpg&hash=5186c2d7279dbda0e744730696b084a9)
(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi753.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx172%2FPine_Cone%2FTable_diag.jpg&hash=0f39d2190c7db3cc8d6f8e6adc835292)

A sapwood-edged paduk table.  From another Edensaw board...
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More rustic benches, spalted alder
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Pine bench made from slab cut off from cabin wall timbers with alder legs from trees cut while clearing the property
(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi753.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx172%2FPine_Cone%2FPineBench.jpg&hash=ea4dc9f5b513ba6cd17e0ddaedcf14bb)

I plan on making all my cabin cabinets, tables, bookshelves, etc. using mostly pine boards which were milled from my cabin logs.  The sapele table was a fluke - total wood cost for the table was about $50!  Too good a deal to pass up.  The wood is much prettier than the photos.  It has a 3-D depth to the grain which is quite amazing. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 04, 2010, 01:05:35 AM
  Nice work Mr. Pine , or would that be Mr. Cone?
 
  How old is that Paduk table? All the Paduk I've used has turned a shade of sort of dark gray. Something to do with UV light the way Cherry darkens with age. Called Patina by those in the know.

 On the Cherry it;s a good thing , on the Paduk , not so much.

 Nice work, I get a lot of my lumber from Edensaw as well. Do you know Russ, the outside sales guy?

  The Sapele looks nice, I've never worked it but I have looked at a bit of it. But it's never made the "wood of choice" club for any client  so far.

 Nice wide boards and pretty stable from what I've been told.

 Any thing you'd like to share about it. Like smell when machined, burner or chipping when routed, Cherry burns quite easy, and other woods have there oddities or quirks .



 

   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: bayview on January 04, 2010, 04:55:06 AM
Thanks, the reviews on Woodenboat forum aren't quite as good ::)  I have a non-fan over there d*  c*


   Really?  His work must be first class, using the finest of materials . . . 


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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 04, 2010, 10:28:06 AM

   Re-loading / storage bench , gun room vault door.


Oh boy!! That's nice work!


Yours too Pine Cone.  :D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on January 04, 2010, 06:44:04 PM
Wow, both you guys do beautiful work!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Pine Cone on January 04, 2010, 08:09:19 PM
  Nice work Mr. Pine , or would that be Mr. Cone?
 
  How old is that Paduk table? All the Paduk I've used has turned a shade of sort of dark gray. Something to do with UV light the way Cherry darkens with age. Called Patina by those in the know.

...
 Nice work, I get a lot of my lumber from Edensaw as well. Do you know Russ, the outside sales guy?

  The Sapele looks nice, I've never worked it but I have looked at a bit of it. But it's never made the "wood of choice" club for any client  so far.

 Nice wide boards and pretty stable from what I've been told.

 Any thing you'd like to share about it. Like smell when machined, burner or chipping when routed, Cherry burns quite easy, and other woods have there oddities or quirks .   

Peg - you do great work.  I like the reloading setup, much nicer than what I have at the moment, and your step guard rails and garden lattice work is inspiring [cool]

The paduk table picture is about two years old.  It has gotten much darker since then.  I have friends that build strip-built kayaks and one of them used paduk as an accent.  Nice a reddish early on, but as you say, it turns much darker with age.  With that experience, I expected it to darken, so it didn't catch me by surprise.  It is almost a walnut color now.

I found the sapele very easy to work.  One of the boards was about 18" wide and 9' long.  I just cut it in half and then used a biscuit cutter to help join the two pieces together for the table top.  No burning, no funny smells.  I had no problems with either rip or crosscut sawing and it was fairly easy to sand. I did some planing using a hand plane to thin the edges.  Lots of complicated grain so I went back to the ROS to sand it before finishing.  It seemed to glue well and I had  no problems finishing it using Minway WipeOn Poly.  I plan on buying some again when the right project and/or wood price comes along again.

Don't know Russ at Edensaw, mostly I end up talking with Lew.  Thanks for the kind words...
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Ernest T. Bass on January 13, 2010, 04:55:47 PM
I have to start by saying that the stuff you guys have posted so far is stunning! I can't believe I've never checked this thread out before. It's certainly given me lots of ideas!

Okay.. so how about a bit more rustic furniture? Here's a few pieces we've made for our home..

This is our newest addition to the living room.. My sister will be making cushions in the nearby future.
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Got a little carried away.. Normally I'd say 'good enough' before I bothered do do something like this.. Routered and burned with a propane torch.
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My younger brother (15 at the time) built a couple of these rockers.. The seat and back boards are reclaimed aspen from old ATV crates.
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He went on to build a rocking bench of the same design. Also with reclaimed wood..
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An end table with a drawer.. But.. you already knew that. :)
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Our house is littered with these things... We have to build most of our stuff with green wood, and it's challenging to make a stool that doesn't end up wobbly after the logs dry. The style on the left has stayed pretty sturdy.
(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash1%2Fhs292.ash1%2F21955_100535743311180_100000642639574_12274_1632033_n.jpg&hash=a4ef6db2db326acb83e56069331625ce)

There's a few more, but it's somebody else's turn now. ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 13, 2010, 05:20:39 PM
Hey Andrew, those are very nice!!!!

Ever tried making a three legged stool?  They don't wobble.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Ernest T. Bass on January 13, 2010, 06:49:52 PM
No, not yet.. Sounds interesting though. 'Wobble' might not have been the best word.. They tend to get kind of 'twisty' as the joints loosen. Perhaps a triangular leg structure would be less prone to that as well, though.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 13, 2010, 06:55:16 PM
Three legged stools were used for milking cows on the farm many decades ago when I was a young lad.

They would not wobble on the uneven floors
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 13, 2010, 07:08:56 PM
Nice Job Andrew.  Keep at it and then go retail on line.   The more you make the better you get.  Just don't forget "quality" if you grow.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Ernest T. Bass on January 13, 2010, 07:49:26 PM
Three legged stools were used for milking cows on the farm many decades ago when I was a young lad.

They would not wobble on the uneven floors

Ah; never thought of that! Would definitely be nice as our earthen floor isn't exactly perfectly flat.

Nice Job Andrew.  Keep at it and then go retail on line.   The more you make the better you get.  Just don't forget "quality" if you grow.

We'd like to do more selling, especially since building furniture in the heated workshop is a lot more fun than doing anything outside in the subzero weather.. :) Shipping the bigger stuff is the killer, though. Somehow all of the major log furniture manufactures manage to offer free shipping on their beds, tables, etc. We'd never be able to compete with that.. I think we're probably better off trying to find a niche market for smaller, unique items..
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: cecilia on January 15, 2010, 04:19:42 PM
It's been a while since I popped in to see how you're all doing here, but finally I've managed to find some time to add photos of Jonni's new table he made at The Duckpond

You'll find the photos here:
http://www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond/emerginghouse60.htm

Now I shall go and look around to see what everyone's been up to since my last visit.

Cecilia Sharpley (Healesville, Australia)

www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
www.duckpondpress.com.au
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 15, 2010, 06:02:44 PM

 Nice work by all hands! Welcome back!

 Whats type of timber / wood  is it made of?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 15, 2010, 06:09:28 PM
Nice work cecilia.  I know Jonni's proud of that.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Ernest T. Bass on January 16, 2010, 05:05:05 AM
Awesome! I need to try and make something like that for ourselves..
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on January 25, 2010, 01:57:51 PM
We've got some very talented people on this forum!

Good to hear from you, Cecilia!  Your place looks awesome!  Did you end up covering your earth floors with tile?  I remember when you were tamping the floors - we're in the process of putting in the floors downstairs - will be CBRI light duty concrete floor (Glenn's written about it in the Underground cabin thread).  We are going to have to re-do the floors in the 1st part of the house - we have big tree roots growing under it in several places causing the floor to crack so is a real mess to keep the broken parts of the floor from crumbling all over  [frus] 

Andrew, I really like your rocking bench & couch - it all looks really nice!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: cecilia on January 31, 2010, 12:03:43 PM
Hi Peg

Not sure who you were asking "what timber is it made from", but if it was about Jonni's refectory table, then the timber for the top was sold to us as messmate (which we have on many of our walls), but we don't think it is. The legs were made from yellow box (eucalypt).

Sassy, our floors are covered with ceramic tiles. They never were earth floors (which would have been lovely), as we built the house on three separate concrete slabs, with only three penetrations of the slab (covered by termi-mesh). Termites are bad in these parts and I often find them in old logs in the garden. We have to maintain a visible edge of the slab and check that regularly to make the dear little critters aren't building mud tunnels up the walls to get to the timber posts and window frames. So far so good!

Once Jonni has finished building his remaining raised vegie garden beds, he'll design and build my garden shed. He'd like to do a few things that he wasn't game to incorporate into the house, as we'd never built anything before and thought we'd better not be too ambitious. So now I've decided not to have the garden shed built up the back of the property, but put it right in the garden fairly close to the pond. Am thinking of earth floor in there.

Down here I've seen some beautiful floors where some sort of coloured stones have been mixed with concrete and then ground down and polished so the finished floor is a mottled effect with the various shades and colours of the stones. Of course if it's overdone it can look awful!

Love the rustic furniture - I keep saving pieces of timber and sticks so Jonni can make me a few rustic benches to put in the garden. At the moment I'm happy to have a few upended lengths of log to sit on.

all the best to everyone from The Duckpond
cecilia

www.duckpond-design.com.au/theduckpond
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Thejapster on February 09, 2010, 11:56:29 AM
Some very impressive stuff here

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on May 15, 2010, 07:13:45 PM



  Little VG Fir mantel,

  Still in work on it , hope to install it next weekend,

 What they have existing ,

 (https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi21.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb299%2FPEG688%2FMar212010Colliermantel.jpg&hash=5fd5c3bf975a285f843e9daf8b1eba39)


  Cardboard template for design / decision making reasons.


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 Pre fitting to the stone, I figured with all the scribing I needed to do pre fitting was wise

  (https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi21.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb299%2FPEG688%2FMay820109.jpg&hash=292f452ca038491b9b267cfc57fa7185)


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 Disasembled for the trip back to the shop ,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on May 15, 2010, 07:41:19 PM
Oooo! Nice. Excellent scribing. Looks like the wood grew around the stones.  :D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on May 16, 2010, 02:44:52 AM
Nice work Peg.  Shame they didn't decide to do that at the time they laid the stone it would have cut the price considerably.  I have a friend that is going to T&G a ceiling adjacent to a stone flue.  I had a hard time conveniencing him not to run the stone all the way to the ridge until the T&G on the ceiling was installed.  IMO it just makes a neater job and a lot less aggrevating. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on May 16, 2010, 04:36:59 AM
 Thanks. They're about ten years into the house. I think at the time they didn't know what they wanted and that tile mantel was what they / contractor / home owners / tile guy maybe came up with. A lot of potential 'bad decisions' happen near the end of jobs , people just want to be "Done making decisions" which seem endless , colors , tile selections floor coverings cabinets , plumbing details etc etc etc.  So they 'pull the trigger'  on some odd things once in awhile.   

  Yes,  it would have been easier to bring the stone to the wood and grout it, but hey it's work :)   It's all good.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on May 22, 2010, 06:16:24 PM


 Got-er Done ,

 View from above , 2nd floor balcony,

  (https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi21.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb299%2FPEG688%2FMay2220107.jpg&hash=33b32f0ab49c0467502ba7b683676200)


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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on May 22, 2010, 06:35:26 PM
 [cool]    Looks great!  Is that one of your pieces just to the left?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on May 22, 2010, 06:39:13 PM


 [cool]    Looks great!  Is that one of your pieces just to the left?

 

  Thanks , nope  just the mantel. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on May 22, 2010, 08:02:00 PM
Wow, that's a beauty!  Great scribing - I bet they were really pleased with it! 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on May 23, 2010, 06:00:03 AM


Wow, that's a beauty!  Great scribing - I bet they were really pleased with it! 



 They seemed to be, they payed me $200.00 more than the bill I gave them.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Pine Cone on May 24, 2010, 06:01:07 PM
Peg - Very nice work on the mantel.  You are quite the craftsman!  I've done my share of scribing, but nothing that complex.



Here is my latest effort, a blanket chest made from pine boards milled off my cabin logs.  The idea was to mimic the look of the cabin.  It has casters on the corners so that I can roll it around.  It makes pretty fair bench to sit on, and we will be able to roll it under the table to give us more room if needed.

Here is the cabin...
(https://countryplans.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi753.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx172%2FPine_Cone%2FCabin_From_NE_May10.jpg&hash=cd7b88c47565394e2218f794a4415302)


Here is the chest from the front
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From a diagonal
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A with the lid opened
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After the finish (Minwax WipeOn Poly over a water-based dye) is though curing I will put some red cedar in the bottom to give it that cedar-chest smell.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on May 27, 2010, 04:45:50 PM
Nice blanket chest! 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 02, 2010, 05:09:25 PM

 New fountain for the garden,


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 The barrel had to take up some , after 12 hours it held the water well, she was leakin a might right outta the gate.


 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on July 02, 2010, 05:10:35 PM
  Nice work Pine Cone!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Chuck Adze on November 01, 2010, 11:51:00 AM
Wow....some beautiful work on this thread.
I wish I was here earlier.

Here are a couple photos of a kitchen I built from scratch for the wife.
Mortise and tenon doors, pegged.
Flat panel, mixed maple, wash coat of stain.
Full extension shelves in the base cabs, so its easier for her to get the pots and pans out etc.
We also did the leaded glass windows ourselves, with double glue chip.
I assempled them and she soldered them.
They go to the ceiling.

The tall cabinet to the right is a pantry cabinet with full extension storage shelves (she loved this one).


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Sink counter.  The two spot lights above the sink I made out of old brass plumbing traps and oar locks (she really likes those);

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Chuck Adze on November 01, 2010, 12:22:31 PM
Here is a closer shot of the recycled plumbing parts and oar lock spot lamps.
I have made other lights too.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on November 01, 2010, 12:51:14 PM
 [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on November 01, 2010, 01:15:45 PM
What species of wood was used.  Appears to be maple.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Chuck Adze on November 01, 2010, 02:26:41 PM
Yes it is....mostly mixed soft maples (variety), although I did used some hard maple.
The shelves are mostly tulip.

I used to be able to get rough KD hardwood for .80 - 1.25 a bd. ft. depending on grade.

I really like your dogtrot project.

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Chuck Adze on November 01, 2010, 02:31:43 PM
Alot of my trim in this house is made from the same tulip / poplar.
Once you use that, its hard to go back to pine.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 09, 2010, 07:41:11 PM

 Jewelry boxes headed for grand-kids in Florida ,


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  Sides, doors , and drawer fronts are Cherry . The top and lower apron are quarter sawn Red Oak. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 09, 2010, 07:59:14 PM
Very nice PEG. Kept you out of mischief for a while.  :D

Lucky kids.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 09, 2010, 08:48:32 PM
Very cool and memories for a long time.... built by grandpa to last forever. :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on December 30, 2010, 01:55:16 PM
Hey guys, I bet someone on here can help me with this.  I am trying to make a table for a friend.  I have a self centering dowel jig but only one 3/8 pin.  Do you think I will be able to line up my holes accurately with only one pin or should I go out and get some more pins.  I was thinking I might be able to take it out and move it from hole to hole, but I guess Ideally I'd have one pin in each hole and press them all at once.  Also any other dowel jointing tips would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 30, 2010, 07:34:53 PM


Hey guys, I bet someone on here can help me with this.  I am trying to make a table for a friend.  I have a self centering dowel jig but only one 3/8 pin.  Do you think I will be able to line up my holes accurately with only one pin or should I go out and get some more pins.  I was thinking I might be able to take it out and move it from hole to hole, but I guess Ideally I'd have one pin in each hole and press them all at once.  Also any other dowel jointing tips would be appreciated.


  I'd bore all the holes that will hold the pins using a doweling jig.

 Then insert the marking pin ,  in one of the outer holes, close the table to mark the first hole to be bored.  

 After that hole is drilled , insert a dowel pin in the first hole,

 Move the marker pin to the other outer hole on the other side of the table , mark , bore , insert dowel pin.

 You may need to let the glue that will hold the dowel pin setup before you can move down the table, or the pin might get pulled out when you open the table.

 Then  do the inner holes one at a time , as you add dowel pins the alignment should just get better, as pins are added.

   It would be important to use a good doweling jig and a sharp bit to prevent the bit from "climbing" left or right.

 Hope this helps.

 G/L PEG      
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on December 31, 2010, 05:04:56 AM
Thanks PEG,  I will post some pictures to show you all how it comes out.

Mike
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 31, 2010, 05:07:44 AM

  BTW Rockler sells a proper dowel pin for this application , slightly smaller pin end on the none glued in end.


 http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=787

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on December 31, 2010, 02:41:17 PM
I actually had misunderstood my Dad's instructions.  I guess the pins are only needed if you want to do something off center.    I was able to lay out the dowel holes by pencil and it is coming out great.  I did get the dowels with beveled edges so they suck right into the holes as I tightened down the clamps.    1 more 1x6 will be added to make it 4.5 by 3 feet or so.  I am still trying to decide how to design the legs and skirt. Here is a progress picture.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 31, 2010, 03:27:19 PM
Lag apron brackets like the below can make the actual mounting easier.

http://woodworker.com/1-12x3-apronleg-bracket-mssu-892-687.asp?search=table%20leg%20hardware&searchmode=2

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on December 31, 2010, 04:55:02 PM

 I took your post as a table leaf, not a simple glue up. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Ernest T. Bass on December 31, 2010, 08:04:03 PM
I took your post as a table leaf, not a simple glue up. 

Ahh, now your post makes sense to me. :) Really cool little cabinets there, btw.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 02, 2011, 12:11:26 PM
Yea, my orignal post was not too clear.  I'm just getting started woodworking so you probably have to back up to the basics on my questions.  Here is how it is shapeing up so far.   It is made out of poplar.  

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 02, 2011, 12:44:00 PM

 No problem Mike.  Your off to a good start, and most folks here don't mind helping out , some times it takes us a bit to get to the "real" answer , but rabbit trails / thread drift call it what you will, stimulates the discussion IMO and I'm sure most folks here would agree.

 We all learn something thru the process , even if that lesson is how to go about the process d*

 
  It's  seldom  that I use any "connectors" between boards on gluing up, biscuits don't add much if any strength and they really don't help with alignment at all. Dowels would add some strength and they do aid with alignment but again IMO they don't add much strength and they are a PITA to bore for.

 Properly dressed boards that are 3/4" or wider that come together nicely after being jointed with either a power jointer or a jack plane   that are glued up with normal carpenters glue are fine , up to most edge glued tasks.

 I see you have bread board ends on your table , I assume that joint is a mortise and tenon type joint , that's one of the key things to keep the table flat.  Another tip would be how your going to attach the to to the table aprons, are you aware of the importance of allowing for wood movement?


 A few good books to invest in would be any thing by James Krenov , Tage Frig (sp) , Sam Maloof, and a recent find of my own , Darrel Peart , who deals mostly with Greene and Greene  style pieces , BUT his general knowledge of wood working would really be helpful to any level of Woodworker.

  And of course we here at C/P can work you thru most W/Wing related questions. There may be some different opinions at time but thats what makes it such a great resource of ideas.

 Good lookin table, are you planning on painting it?  Poplar's  a great paint grade wood , but staining may be a option as well.

 G/L with your project and  I look forward to future projects you may post about.

 PEG       
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 02, 2011, 01:30:35 PM
Thanks PEG and all. I appreciate the feedback and compliments. 

I did use dowels between the boards, and it was quite time consumeing, so I'd definitly consider skipping next time around if they don't add much. I don't have a jointer so I do have some very small cracks between my board but nothing too offensive. 

The bread board ends do not have any jointing, but I could take them off and use dowels as I didn't use glue to attach them.  I was thinking of them more as a means to keep the table flat and give the glue/dowls some re-inforcement if anything else.  To tell you the truth I didn't even know what that was called a breadboard edge.  I also though it would serve to make the table look more solid because from the top you might think it's a 1.5 inch thick surface. 

I had planned to attach the aprons using scrap pieces with screws through from 2 directions, into the skirt and into the underside surface.  I am going to center the skirting on the legs. so i will not be able to screw into the breadboard edge.

My plan for allowing for wood expansion/contraction was to seal the surface with minwax poly so as to lock in the moisture content.   I just opened my minwax and it is rock solid so plan B was to buy some waterlox which I read about in a Fine Homebuilding article on makeing wood counter tops.  I have a hard time bringing myself to paint wood, even though it is just poplar I think with the right finish the grain can really shine.  I am open to suggestions for allowing for movement.  I had not thought it would be too much of a problem. 

I am going to the library in about a half hour so i will look for some of those books.  I love Green & Greene style so hopefully I can find that one. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 02, 2011, 01:46:28 PM
Thanks PEG and all. I appreciate the feedback and compliments. 

I did use dowels between the boards, and it was quite time consumeing, so I'd definitly consider skipping next time around if they don't add much. I don't have a jointer so I do have some very small cracks between my board but nothing too offensive. 

The bread board ends do not have any jointing, but I could take them off and use dowels as I didn't use glue to attach them.  I was thinking of them more as a means to keep the table flat and give the glue/dowls some re-inforcement if anything else.  To tell you the truth I didn't even know what that was called a breadboard edge.  I also though it would serve to make the table look more solid because from the top you might think it's a 1.5 inch thick surface. 

I had planned to attach the aprons using scrap pieces with screws through from 2 directions, into the skirt and into the underside surface.  I am going to center the skirting on the legs. so i will not be able to screw into the breadboard edge.

My plan for allowing for wood expansion/contraction was to seal the surface with minwax poly so as to lock in the moisture content.   I just opened my minwax and it is rock solid so plan B was to buy some waterlox which I read about in a Fine Homebuilding article on makeing wood counter tops.  I have a hard time bringing myself to paint wood, even though it is just poplar I think with the right finish the grain can really shine.  I am open to suggestions for allowing for movement.  I had not thought it would be too much of a problem. 

I am going to the library in about a half hour so i will look for some of those books.  I love Green & Greene style so hopefully I can find that one. 

  Bread board ends need to allow for lateral wood movement , doweling them on would be a bad idea.   A quick solution would be to use a slotted hole for the screws that hold it on, this would allow the main table to "move" , the slotted holes could be a simple as three or four holes angled to create a slot.

  Darrel's book would be best found going to his website ,

  http://www.furnituremaker.com/

  He'll mail you his book and sign it if you order it direct from him, I doubt it's in the library yet , the other guys books would b I'd think.

  Sealing wood with finish is a part of slowing wood movement , but it will NOT stop wood movement, wood moves thru out it's life. And oddly it's generally at it's smallest size in winter inside a heated building. 


  For attaching your top again the slotted holes will allow the top to move , tapping it or attempting to "hold it fast" will cause it to cup , buckle , twist , or crack, depending on how you are "holding it" , allowing it to float in grooves , oblong slots , connectors made for allowing wood movement is the direction you need to go.


  Darrel's also found on Face Book , Darrel Peart furniture maker.

 I'll posta  few photo's of the bread board end thing in a while, I'll have to dig into my photo bucket acct.


   


     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 02, 2011, 02:16:59 PM

 I took a quick look and didn't find any great photo's of bread board end details. hopefully one of the books you find will address the issues related to wood movement.


  http://images.rockler.com/rockler/images/34215-01-80.jpg

 Table top fasteners from Rockler , page 85 , item # 34215.  For a idea on how to attach the top to the stretchers , I've never used this clip as you can make your own type of slotted deal to allow for the movement , but if you look at it in the catalog you'll get the basic idea of they how to and insights into the why of it.


     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 02, 2011, 03:05:11 PM
Mike if you haven't considered the means to attach the legs to the appron you can use a hanger bolt http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=373   as pictued here to attach them to http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21578 corner braces.  These are flush mount but the kerf design will work also just requiring additional millwork,  Or in fact make your own braces from mitered pieces of hardwood stock.

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 02, 2011, 03:52:14 PM
In the picture I had not yet attached the leg to the apron.  I just attached the one leg to each apron piece that it touches.  Even without glue, it is very sturdy.  I think because it is butting against the bread board on one side and the fact that the apron is so tall ( 5.5 inches) where it connects to the legs it may not need much additional bracing.  If I feel it needs more braceing once I have fully connected all the legs to the apron pieces I may use some scrap to re-inforce the inside corners, but I don't think it will need more more than that. 

Do you think I am asking for trouble since I screwed the bread board on?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 02, 2011, 04:16:19 PM
 I would  make a corner brace , I'd use some 5/4 poplar simply cut on two touching 45 deg. angles , take a jig saw and carefully notch the corner out for the leg , and glue and screw the corner brace on. You can also screw the table top to the legs thru the corner bracing , just wolly / elongate the hole the screw passes thru so the top can "move" if it wants. no glue connecting the top to the legs just screw pressure. The corners will be needed to stiffen the table thru the years.


  The tables pretty small , but if you watch the bread board ends thru the seasons  you'll feel the joint "move" as you run your hands across it , you'll notice the bread board end plank will be a bit "short" in summer when the tables MC makes it wider , and in winter it will be ever so long as the table shrinks in the warm dry house.

   It will be a  good lesson , hopeful for me anyway ( so I won't end up sounding like a pompous a$$ ) :), you'll see,  or more feel what I'm saying about wood  movement.  Good dry poplar is very stable , and due to size and wood species you may get minimal wood movement.

 I'd say leave it and see what I'm getting at.  It is your table right? You'll "live with it" so you can check back on the B/B end thing? I assume this.   

 But read up on wood movement it's a interesting subject to a woodworker d*, keep in mind most store purchased furniture is NOT solid wood , but veneers over various substrates. Plywood is more stable than solid wood , and some time a veneered surface is the best choice.  Depends on a variety of things  , but with solid wood stuff , wood movement is always , or should be a consideration in the build.

              
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Don_P on January 02, 2011, 04:27:44 PM
Nothing pompous about wood movement, it has humbled me more times than I'd like to admit to. I breadboarded a small checker table early on, or I guess more correctly picture framed it. This restrained the outer edge. It split right down the middle the next winter. I reglued it and inlaid a spline down the crack, yup, that "working joint" repeated every year I owned the piece.

I've used the table top clips in a cabinet shop I worked in, they work well but i've also done the slotted screwhole trick and the price is right. I like to use a pan head rather than a countersinking screw for those to hold it flat, I think it lets it slide easier.

Tage Frid, with a "d"  :)

Poplar stains well also, a good finish man can really fool you with poplar, try a little cherry stain.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 04, 2011, 04:31:02 PM
I will build the corner braces as described.  Thanks for the descriptions.  

The table is being built for a friend in return for a favor, but I will see it quite a bit and probably dine on it several times a year anyhow.  It will be and has been a good learning experience for me.

I picked up some cherry stain and tried it on a piece of scrap.  I also tried just plain gloss poly on some scrap too.  Not sure either is the look I'm going for.

The apron is not glued together yet, but I couldn't resist assembling it and seeing how it would look.  Here it is pre glue and pre finish sanding.  

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 04, 2011, 04:40:06 PM
Mike I used a Walnut stain for an entertainment center I had made from poplar.  Turned out real nice and even fools some that it is not walnut.  I thought I had posted a picture of it once I will try to dig it up.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 04, 2011, 04:46:32 PM
Found it.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 04, 2011, 06:27:58 PM
Wow what a fine piece of work Red.  As I finish up the corner braces I will expiriment with finishes and see what I like.  I think I need to test a larger area to get a feel for the cherry stain. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 04, 2011, 06:52:56 PM


 If you have some scrap you could test it on that / those.

 You might consider a wash coat of cut Shellac , or a simpler to apply wash coat of Benite a Daly's product , Ace should have it.

 Both of those product are considered a wash coat , or sanding sealer , they block some of the color from going into the wood , which makes the wood less dark , which can some times be a issu, if  a deep dark color is desired.

  But what they really are intended to for is  to stop , or lessen blotching , dark spots where the soft grain allows the stain  soak in deeper , which causes blotching or different color of the stain.


 What's the dimensions of the table?  Did I miss those? 

 Looks good, press on!

 

     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 04, 2011, 07:44:46 PM
Mike while some may frown but you have a perfect place to test the stain.  The bottom side of the table top inside the skirt.  No one will ever be able to see it.  ;) If you use different stains then just stain the complete bottom with a darker stain and it will almost hide all the different shades applied during your test. Now if you were making this as a resale I would never do it.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 05, 2011, 06:37:45 PM
I have been doing some more testing on scrap.  I put a second coat of varnish on the one piece I have going.  On the other I put a coat of varnish over the cherry stain.  I'm leaning towards just doing something that brings out the grain of the wood.  So far I like the double coat of varnish the best.    I have been reading up on finishing poplar.  There are a lot of opinions out there.  I picked a tough one I guess.  I'm not sure if I will go try some other products or just stick with what I have.

The size is 4.5 ft by 3 ft.  The Home Depot by me had 1X6 9 ft select poplar, so I cut em in half and 4.5 ft it is. 

I glued up the apron and put the corner braces and I am very pleased with how solid and sturdy it is. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 06, 2011, 06:18:08 PM
After quite a bit of reading I think I have decided on a clear danish oil.  I went out of my way to select boards with interesting grain patterns and color variations so I think this is the best way to go.  Also from what I have read danish oil is a more foolproof method as opposed to trying to fool someone with the stain.  Keep it simple.

3 coats decreasing in the amount of oil applied each time.  Wipe oil off after about 15 min.  wipe again 15 min later if any oil has seeped up from the grain.

Wetsand the second coat

3rd coat use very little oil

wax if needed/desired

I will practice on scrap, but any last suggestions before I set out?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Don_P on January 06, 2011, 06:32:36 PM
The only suggestion is to try a sample and make sure it is to your liking. Danish oil is a bit too flat for my taste but the boss likes it, I'm a die hard waterlox fan. They are both easy to apply, waterlox builds heavier and has more gloss which to me means less soiling/easier to clean. They both recoat/repair well. not sure if you know, the greens of poplar turn a mellow tan brown over time. I rarely stain too, if I don't want that wood I use the other one  :D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 07, 2011, 04:45:27 PM
Funny  you should mention Waterlox Don.  The guy at the store talked me into going with Waterlox it over the watco danish oil.  I chose the origial formulation.  I'm hopeing to get the first coat on tomorrow.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Don_P on January 07, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
Our house is a mix of "who got to it first" with their favorite oil. If you don't use all the waterlox it'll start to set up in the can pretty quick, transfer it to the smallest container you can. I don't trust the rags from any oil finish, either burn them outside at the end of the day or spread them out on a rock. I've heard plenty of stories and seen one spontaneous combustion fire from oily rags thrown in a pile.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 07, 2011, 07:14:46 PM
I use gas from my MIG welder to displace the air in the container.  I poke the nozzle end in the can with the lid held over and "squirt" the Argon CO2 mix in then slap the lid down.  I had to wire in a switch to disable the wire feed when I pull the trigger but it works and saves the finish. Any inert gas would work as well.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 07, 2011, 09:39:31 PM


 Dido what DonP said , I use propane out of my torch , similar to what Mtn. D is doing to extend oil finishes life, seems to work well.

 Rockler sell stuff called Bloxagin , to displace the oxygen in the can.

  My favorite finish is Maloof's Poly/ oil , Sam Malloof's finish , again Rockler.

       
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 08, 2011, 04:42:49 AM
I will probably transfer into a mason jar.  I don't have the capability to displace the oxygen.  I read the PDF from the waterlox website,  application seems surprisingly simple.  Hopefully I don't jinx myself ;D
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Don_P on January 08, 2011, 06:22:40 AM
If I can make it work it's gotta be pretty simple  :D. Use 320 sandpaper lightly between coats. An old painters trick is to exhale into the can before slipping the lid down, not great but more co2 than o2. If you screw it up just sand and recoat.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 08, 2011, 10:07:40 AM

If I can make it work it's gotta be pretty simple  :D. Use 320 sandpaper lightly between coats. An old painters trick is to exhale into the can before slipping the lid down, not great but more co2 than o2. If you screw it up just sand and recoat.


 Most "old painters" breath is 90 alcohol,    Might not work for a "normal" person!  LOL!

 Interestingly at the lumber yard this AM the yard manager guy,  Al , wanted to run some things past me about a entertainment center he's thinking of building.  We went over a few things about "how to do things" and he was hesitant about "doing it him self" , I said sure you can , it might not be perfect , but you'll learn etc etc.

 Much like this issue , sure you can do it Mike , just give -er a go .   Building confidence comes with doing it. 

 You can do it!!!     
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on January 08, 2011, 03:04:31 PM
I keep wanting to post a project I did for my office a couple years ago.  Plywood was the cheapest I could find with the least amount of 'plugs' to work around.  It is of some unknown species.  Face frames are pine and moldings are pine and what ever else I could find cheap.  Whole thing still was way out there cost wise.  But it was fun to built and a joy for me to retreat to after a #$%$%$#% round trip on the train.  Like my last one, (Just got in at 09:30 this morning after all night.)  ((Whistle failed in route, first time in 35 years, I am so ready to retire!!))  So it was a lot of very slow movements over road crossings and we have well over 100.   d*  Then we did loose our air twice.  No air; no move, send conductor back to find air hose undone. c*  Go again!
           
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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 08, 2011, 04:02:41 PM
Nice looking wall/shelves/cabinet rick.

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Texas Tornado on January 10, 2011, 03:52:48 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You guys are so awesome!!
I just love each and every picture you share.. The details show in the pics like a medal on the chest!!!
Just so awesome to see the care taken to make stuff that can last a lifetime if not more!!!
Irene
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 10, 2011, 04:04:52 PM
That is really nice Rick.  That must have taken some time to complete. 

2 coats on the table surface so far.  The wood is sucking up finish like nobody's business.  Doesn't look like I will have as much leftover as I thought for the next project. Very happy with the look so far.   
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on January 14, 2011, 12:46:53 AM
That is really nice Rick.  That must have taken some time to complete. 

2 coats on the table surface so far.  The wood is sucking up finish like nobody's business.  Doesn't look like I will have as much leftover as I thought for the next project. Very happy with the look so far.   

How is the table coming?  Pictures!!  I really like the lines of your design.   

As far as my bookshelves - Thanks!  The office book shelf project I think is the largest built-in wood working project I have done totally by myself.  Yes, it did take some time.  I am gone so much and when I am home I have to spread out my time of course.  The next big event!  Drum Roll!! The mill work on our retirement home, a 2250 sq ft single level retro Craftsman style bungalow home.  We got the plans and engineering back this week!!!  It is designed with a lot of built-ins, six interior columns supporting the room dividers, all will be stained wood.  A bunch of wainscot and some chair rail and picture rail and a Murphy bed.  Any one that wants to drop in and sand we will furnish the sandpaper and dust masks and refreshments.  Or hey anybody coming through Idaho after about the middle of August drop in and say Hi!  I promise I won't put you to work but can show you some of Idaho way-away from the potato fields.     
       
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 15, 2011, 03:42:41 PM
Thanks Rick, the table is basically done.  I put the last coat of finish on thursday night.  I have to admit after the last coat it looks a bit like varnish, but it hadn't fully cured so we'll see.  The waterlox did darken the wood to a nice color.  The guy at the store reccomended their semi gloss for the final coat, and I probably should have listened to him.   I'll post some pictures Sunday evening (eastern time).  Please start a build thread for your craftsman style home.  I love that style and will be interested to follow your project.  That genre will give give you plenty of options for creativity and attractive features.  I'm sure you have discovered but there are loads and loads of books out there for insparation.  Many available through the library.  

Edit, pictures of the completed table added. 

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Also, here is the first part of the next project.  It's going to be a TV stand that looks like a sofa table.  Or maybe it will be a sofa table that functions as a TV stand. I am going to have to pick up some new router bits and a dado blade to complete it the way i have envisioned in my head.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on January 22, 2011, 08:18:30 PM
The table turned out very nice!  That is a fun wood to work with.  I have a blanket chest cut out if it for my daughter, I came across it the other day.  It has been sitting for several years.    [waiting]

I think I am finding out I am sort of < (wrong) really a lot > attention deficit disorder  That might be why I am better at build ins.  They are a lot more in your face got to do it, get 'er done.  Well the chest might end up as my grand daughters the way I am going!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 23, 2011, 10:06:49 AM
Thanks rick. 

To anyone interested I did end up taking off the bread board ends (if you can really call them that) and re screwing through the board with a larger diameter so that the screws have some play to move back and forth with the wood.  Just from moving it from my garage (which is kinda heated because it's under my family room)  up to my family room caused the board to protrude out a good 1/16th of an inch. In effect trying to seperate the glue up.  I feel better about it now though. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Don_P on January 23, 2011, 01:54:58 PM
If you have a hygrometer on a thermometer check the relative humidity down below and in the family room. My bet is that you'll find it a few % higher in the garage. That was a good demonstration though, if you try to restrain wood movement it will either split something or shove something, it has to be allowed to move.

I worked in a cabinet shop for a couple of years, one of our projects was a mahogany raised panel library in a fine home. The client insisted on very wide panels and the boss went for it. The installation was done but several arch topped windows were not there yet... uh-oh. We had a few days of rainy weather, no liquid water got in but the humidity was near 100%. The panels bottomed in their grooves and with nowhere else to go they shoved the walls of the large room almost 2"  :o. An old method of splitting stone was to bore holes, drive in dry wooden wedges and then keep them wet, the wood wins.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: considerations on January 25, 2011, 04:56:34 PM
"The panels bottomed in their grooves and with nowhere else to go they shoved the walls of the large room almost 2"  . An old method of splitting stone was to bore holes, drive in dry wooden wedges and then keep them wet, the wood wins."

Wow, I'm impressed!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 26, 2011, 01:30:15 PM
Also why the reccomend leaving a gap when installing hardwood flooring between the flooring and the studs.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on January 26, 2011, 02:41:02 PM
Mike it will expand and contract when the humidity changes during the year. If it is too close and no allowance it could buckle.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on January 26, 2011, 02:56:24 PM
Yea, that's what I was trying to say not so eloquently...
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Don_P on January 26, 2011, 06:43:53 PM
Another uh-oh story, related to flooring. Another contractor and family friend growing up decided that he would put down the subfloor then immediately put down the unfinished oak flooring over the entire deck, build the walls and get it all under roof quickly, thereby saving the time involved in laying the oak room by room. Yup it rained on it. The walls ended up laying in the yard when the oak expanded and carried them right off the deck. A couple of percent doesn't sound like much movement until you think that 100" is roughly 8' and a floor can easily be 3 times that wide, if it gets saturated and has nowhere to go that couple of percent is several inches. He allowed that he would not be doing that again   d*.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Cowboy Billy on February 02, 2011, 01:26:38 PM
Wow what a lot of great work here!

I am not a wood worker and am just playing around and learning. But I had a lot of fun building this. I like the rustic look and wanted to try out some ideas I have been having.

I built these shelves last summer. I picked out a big white cedar cut three sides off. Then I cut my shelves out of it leaving the live edge for the outside edge and peeled the bark off. I also made a cedar slab big enough to be the end piece and peeled it. The shelves were too big to go through my 12" planer and there was no way to plane the slab. Since I was in a hurry to get it up I put it together rough cut.

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Between Christmas and New Years. I finally got around to sanding it out and painting it. There has got to be a better way to sand it out than using a palm sander! I spent over three days sanding it out to where I could clear cote it. I used a water base polyurethane satin finish for the first time. I don't think its gives as deep as a finish as oil base but its a lot nicer to work with and no smell or fumes. And I will be using it again.

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Billy
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 02, 2011, 01:35:40 PM
Nice job. Reminds me of the set of stairs I did at the cabin.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Cowboy Billy on February 02, 2011, 02:06:11 PM
Thanks John

Billy
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on February 03, 2011, 12:29:33 PM
Looks great!  I know what you mean about the sanding - we have a lot of shelves like that & I have to use a hand sander - takes forever - and tough to get into the corners.  That's why the last few shelves Glenn built haven't been sanded or finished yet  c*
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Mike 870 on February 03, 2011, 04:17:08 PM
You did a great job.  I like it a lot.  Even after using a hand sander on something as simple as a table top, it makes me want to invest in a random orbit sander.  How are the shelves attached to the sides?  Dado cut?
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 03, 2011, 04:24:18 PM
When working with larger than ordinary rough sawn stock I have found that a 3-4" belt sander w/60-80 grit belt works wonders.  Follow up with graduated lighter grits and use the palm sander to give it that finished look.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on February 03, 2011, 08:45:14 PM
I started using a belt sander after Glenn bought one - much faster, but have to use a smaller sander in the corners & do a lot by hand... still pretty labor intensive...
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Cowboy Billy on February 04, 2011, 10:51:00 AM
Thanks Sassy

   I wish I had sanded it before I put it together! But I was in a hurry when I put it together in july. I got UP two days before my Dad, Brother, Sister Bil and their two kids came up. With 5 adults and 2 kins in a 26' travel trailer and 12x20 room it was quite packed. And I needed shelves to stack food and clothing on.

Thanks Mike

   We are off grid running off a small forklift battery power inverter and generator to charge it back up. And am limited on the tools I have. Which came down to a few chainsaws, a delta sliding miter box saw Woodmizer lt-40 cordless drill a ryobi corner sander and harbor freight palm sander. The shelves were just butted up and screwed together with 3 1/2" deck screws.

Thanks again John

   I'll get one of those. My hands went numb a few time with the palm sanders.

Billy
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on February 08, 2011, 07:18:30 PM
get a good handplane, and scraping card, and learn how to sharpen/use them, and you will wonder why you ever spent so much money on sandpaper.

I love the gentle curves in the front of your shelves.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on February 08, 2011, 08:03:03 PM
been a bit busy for the last year

You may remember me talking about the "big house" a time or two. 

Here is the breakfast nook
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Living room inglenook

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Staircase I designed 5 years ago.  Face frames are 100 year old heart pine flooring, balustrade is from 90 year old studs and casings, all re-milled of course.

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legs for mantle in master bedroom, re-milled siding and flooring

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living room mantle, 100 year old quarter sawn white oak

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beam work (some hide steel I-beams) made out of original siding from house

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on February 09, 2011, 02:57:03 AM
WOW Jens I have been wondering what you are up to.  Now I know.   [cool]

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 09, 2011, 03:41:10 AM
Nice work Jens   [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on February 09, 2011, 11:39:51 AM
I have to say WOW! too!  Beautiful work as usual!  Were you going to post more pics of your other house?  You know how we like pics & more of this one too  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Ernest T. Bass on February 09, 2011, 07:19:30 PM
Amazing.. I love the staircase nooks and the mantle corners, and the fact that you use so much reclaimed wood..
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Cowboy Billy on February 10, 2011, 08:05:54 AM
get a good handplane, and scraping card, and learn how to sharpen/use them, and you will wonder why you ever spent so much money on sandpaper.

I love the gentle curves in the front of your shelves.

Thanks Jens

   Those are the live ends of the wood all I did was peel the bark and sand it down. When I cut it I slabbed the top bottom and back then cut my boards out of it.

   You did some beautiful work there. Love all the re-sawed wood!

Billy

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on February 10, 2011, 12:52:04 PM
thanks everyone.  Sassy, I haven't been able to do very much on our house.  I have been working on our "spare" bedroom.  I say "spare", because when 6 people live in a 950 square foot two bedroom, there isn't really any spare room.  The kids are in the loft though, and this is the bedroom that will be ours.  Will try to get some pics up soon, will be on the "little house remodel" thread.  Will have built-in furniture style closets, so I'll post those here. 

Now I get to try and figure out how to fix my truck...and how to pay for it!

Got my website built too, link in my signature line.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Alasdair on February 11, 2011, 06:31:47 PM
Nice work Jens - very tidy looking stuff.
I was wondering where you'd been too  :)

Good job on the web site too!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 15, 2011, 04:46:35 AM
Recently I had used a techinque for securing a tenon in an antique mirror frame.  I thought maybe someone might be able to benefit on this technique for coat racks and other applications. So I took a picture of an article I had written for Wood magazine in 1997.  I tried to scan the article but I am not savy enough to convert from the pdf file.  d*



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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: pmichelsen on February 23, 2011, 05:45:57 AM
Wow, some of the stuff in here makes me feel like I shouldn't be posting this at all. I am really impressed with everyone's handy work and it definitely makes me want to get back into woodworking.

This is a VERY simple hecklers bench I made and installed over looking the horseshoe pit at the cabin. Nothing fancy at all, used some scrap flat iron I had lying around and a few pieces of pipe from a fence I ripped out. The seat and back are just 2 x 8 redwood and I applied a few coats of sealer. I designed it so that the back has some give to it for a little extra comfort; the verdict is still out as to whether I am happy with this feature. One thing is for sure, it sure beats sitting on the wet ground while waiting your turn.
 

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on February 23, 2011, 07:04:59 AM
Looks like it will flip the bill for what you were after.  If it doesn't suit your fancy you will have room for improvement on the next one. ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Sassy on February 23, 2011, 08:16:21 AM
Nice work & good use of materials you had lying around - looks comfy  :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: John Raabe on February 23, 2011, 08:39:56 AM
Nice work to all.

Jens: I love the craftsman character you are getting. I even love the moody smoky photos - perfect.
Gustav Stickley would be proud.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on April 06, 2011, 10:22:40 AM
Just beating in time waiting for the weather to get better.  I picked this school desk up last fall and decided that it needed a facelift.  It is a E.H. Stafford # 4 school desk.  They were manufactured between 1907 and 1929.  As I look at the "pocketknife" holes and carvings my mind began to wonder.  Who sat in these desk , where are they now and  what type of person they may have become in later years.  It was almost evident that "Matt" was one of the students whose name is carved in the pencil tray. Does anyone remember having a desk like this.  I think it will be a good addition to Hightop.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Minicup28 on April 06, 2011, 05:25:54 PM
I went to a one room country school that had these desks. I have one stored away that I should restore also.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Erin on April 24, 2011, 08:52:28 AM
I have three sets of these desks.  One is the primary/smallest size with two in a row, one the largest size, with three and another of the large size with two.
There are a lot of country schools left in Nebraska.  You see the desks show up in auctions on a somewhat regular basis still...

However, once I was TEACHING in a one-room country school, in the mid 90s, they used the same type of school desks as their counterparts in town.  ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: freezengirl on May 28, 2011, 09:45:02 PM
I was tired and grumpy today after a long morning weeding a community garden spot hoping the rain would hold off so I could work on my own. No luck with the weather, so thought I would lurk around the forum again for inspiration. I am so glad I happened onto this thread again! All of you are so helpfull and inspiring and generous in your posts, pictures and commentary.  [cool] Come on rain!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: pmichelsen on June 01, 2011, 02:57:51 PM
Here is a picture to show what my bench above is looking at. I added the new back stops in April and put the pins in over Memorial Day weekend. The steel for the back stops was again some stuff I had laying around and is way too burly for that application (it's either 1/4" wall or 3/8" wall). And the steel for the pins was some stuff my buddy had "laying" around in his machine shop ;), I machined the ends to have a nice rounded finish. The backstops go down about three feet and the pins are down four feet at a perfect 80 degrees, I had to build a jig to hold them while the concrete setup. The last two things will be to pour throwing pads on either side of the pins and then to find some lights and run electrical. If you couldn't tell, we really like to play horseshoes.... ;D, oh and don't worry those carriage bolts will be cut off as soon as I order some acorn nuts.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Texas Tornado on June 22, 2011, 12:12:21 PM
Cool ladder stairs I ran across at some site...

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on October 04, 2011, 04:16:53 PM
Here is a bench I made for my cabin.  I know some here do not actually dwell in all aspects of the forum so in case you don't check out the Owner Builders thought you might like to see a little Applachain Craftmanship.  The demensions and details are contained @ http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=3613.msg144355#msg144355

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on October 15, 2011, 06:13:50 PM
 TV / media cabinet I'm finishing up on,

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: carroll on October 15, 2011, 10:48:54 PM
javascript:void(0);  I lurk here a LOT, and I just wanted to say that these forums (and Backyardchickens, I must confess) keep me up WAAAYY too late at night a lot of time!

Y'all do really beautiful work -- I love the idea of people taking pride in and caring about what they do, and therefore doing it well!

Thanks -- and perhaps before I get too old to want to do the heavy physical labor, maybe I'll win the lottery and be able to buy my own land and build a cabin -- and some home accessories to go in it. 

Oh, wait -- that would mean I'd need to learn how to be a real(ly) good carpenter -- probably not in this lifetime (late 50's)!  (Not to mention the lotto part . . . .)

But I certainly enjoy seeing the pieces all of y'all have made!  Just wanted to let you know that other people do read and enjoy the the pictures (I know it's an effort to get on a computer and post, so wanted to tell you that it's definitely appreciated . . . .)

 :)  ;D  ::)  [cool]   (I thought the "DUHH" icon was someone tipping their hat at first -- glad y'all have the caption -- I thought it was a bit fast for hat tipping . . . . hee, hee!)

carroll 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Jens on October 18, 2011, 07:43:46 AM
nice work on the table redover!  Peg...beautiful as always.  The work that is.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 08, 2012, 06:47:02 PM

  I forgot to add the finished photo's of the TV cabinet.

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  The last challenge was finding a skeleton key  door / drawer pull , I searched for days on and off , finally I found one,

  I should have book marked the vendor. 

  Thanks for looking. PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on January 09, 2012, 06:04:54 AM
Looks like some nice homes there and you make them even nicer.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Whitlock on January 20, 2012, 10:40:44 AM
  I forgot to add the finished photo's of the TV cabinet.

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Nice stuff Peg!!

What I would give to be a apprentice in your shop ;D

  The last challenge was finding a skeleton key  door / drawer pull , I searched for days on and off , finally I found one,

  I should have book marked the vendor. 

  Thanks for looking. PEG
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on January 21, 2012, 03:46:44 PM

 Thanks Whitlock.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on February 04, 2012, 06:29:11 PM
My grandson Christian Howington came over today and we made a blue bird house.  We have been planing this for about a year.  We just never have had time together to get it done.  I was in the wood shop when he came in, so I put my current project aside and we knocked it out.  We had to figure out the slope of the roof and best materials to use.  Grandpa did make a mistake measuring for the front door so we redid that. 

Our mountain property is located on what has been advertised as the Blue Bird Trail.  There must be over a hundred nest boxes scattered through the area.  The plans are specific to blue birds however house wrens and such also nest in them.  The boy scouts and other youth groups and well as civic groups have made these in the past.  There is an older gentleman that bands and tracks the blue birds via a spread sheet.  That is where I received the plans.  The front uses a couple nails for hinges at the top and couple downward slant drilled nails for latches at the bottom.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: PEG688 on February 05, 2012, 04:22:05 PM
 Excellent!!   [cool] :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MikeOnBike on February 06, 2012, 09:46:28 AM
There is an older gentleman that bands and tracks the blue birds via a spread sheet.  That is where I received the plans.  The front uses a couple nails for hinges at the top and couple downward slant drilled nails for latches at the bottom.

Great project Rick.  I have some nice cedar pickets set aside to do the very same thing with my grandkids.  I think that same 'older gentleman' is responsible for all the bluebird houses on the scenic byway near our place.  I want to add  several birdhouses across our property.  We have water and insects so that should be a good draw.

I have the Forest Service link for birdhouse plans.  Do you have contact or plans information for that 'gentleman'?

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnf/about-forest/districts/?cid=fsbdev3_029514 (http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnf/about-forest/districts/?cid=fsbdev3_029514)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on February 06, 2012, 10:13:43 AM
That is a great link and the same plans.  Thanks I was looking for them. 

I do have his address and phone.  I will PM you this evening.  Last I chatted with him he was not driving, a lady was.  Then last fall Ellen said it was a couple people she had never seen before cleaning out the nest boxes.  So I am sort of wondering myself if he is okay and who will take over the banding and recording.

He told me though don't get them to close together like a quarter mile works good.  I guess the dainty little critters are very territoriality and have a bad temper!     

Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on September 12, 2012, 11:09:19 AM
In an effort to clean out my outbuilding I ran across this dresser that I had bought at an estate auction several years ago.  I moved it into my shop for a wintertime project.  What struck me was the joint made in the drawer front. I hadn't seen this before.  Most are dovetail. 

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Here is the complete dresser and mirror.  Looks like I will have to replace the mirror as the silver backing is coming off.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Don & Ginger Lundgren on October 22, 2012, 10:47:06 AM
I did some digging as I thought I had seen this type of joinery once before myself at an antique shop and wondered what it was. It turns out to be Knapp joint and was developed to hasten production. It does have a cool look to it I think.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on October 22, 2012, 02:10:49 PM
I did some digging as I thought I had seen this type of joinery once before myself at an antique shop and wondered what it was. It turns out to be Knapp joint and was developed to hasten production. It does have a cool look to it I think.

Thanks for the research. I'm like you a rather cool joint.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jaransont3 on March 11, 2013, 02:51:18 AM
New guy here.  Thought I would share my latest project for our small cabin in Minnesota.

I just finished restoring/customizing a light fixture for the cabin porch. Started with an old fixture (wish I had remembered to take a before picture) with way too many coats of paint.  Removed the glass and the design elements in each of the 3 panels with my cut-off wheel.  Then I ground the paint off, sandblasted it, and powdercoated it all nice new shiny black.  Then I waterjet cut some new copper cattail inserts for the 3 sides, had some new glass cut and made a bracket for a new bulb socket. Assembled and wired it all up. 

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Will look really nice on the porch.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: DaveOrr on April 21, 2013, 04:58:24 PM
Well I'm no Peg but here's my little attempt at an entertainment unit/curio cabinet I made for my fols about 15 years ago.

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Somewhere I have pictures of some other projects but have no idea where.   ???
On that turned out really nice was a solid pine aromatic cedar lined blanket trunk I built for a Ducks Unlimited dinner.
I was blown away when it went for nearly $1100!!!!    :)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jaransont3 on April 29, 2013, 07:48:14 PM
I finished the dining table for the cabin yesterday.  I still have to finish the leaf, but the main table is done.

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3 or 4 coats of polyurethane over the gunstock stain. 

We are very happy with the way it turned out.  Now I can get back to sanding. staining, assembling, and finishing the two matching chairs.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Carla_M on April 30, 2013, 01:36:48 PM
What a great looking table! I love it, you must be proud!

My only problem would be I'd fold the sides and I'd have the extra leaf in all the time so I'd have lots of horizontal space to fill with stuff.   ;)
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jaransont3 on May 27, 2013, 06:12:33 PM
Thanks I am very happy with the way the table turned out.  I am still working on the matching chairs for it. 

However I took a break from those to build a couple of Adirondack Chairs and a side table for the cabin.  Built from rough sawn cedar planks that I planed down.

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Can't wait to get them up to the cabin over the 4th of July week.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: akwoodchuck on October 07, 2013, 03:03:37 PM
In wintertime I like to make odds and ends out of scrap off job sites.....

A rocking moose for my youngest girl, 3/4" superply:

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A pine sleigh crib for my oldest:

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A cedar-lined hemlock blanket chest:

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Maple and jatoba letter-writing box:

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on October 07, 2013, 04:55:55 PM
 [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jaransont3 on November 29, 2013, 07:03:37 PM
THought I would post up some in-progress shots of my latest cabin project.  We decided that we wanted a couple of ottomans to go with teh recently acquired futon.  Figured it would be really nice to be able to put our feet up and relax in front of the fire.

Since the space is so small we also wanted the ottomans to have storage inside and have padded tops so they could be used as separate seating if necessary.

We couldn't find anything in the stores that met all of our needs so I designed some up and have been working on them last week or so.  Hope to have them finished up before our Christmas trip to the cabin.

Started by building a simple plywood box...

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Then I added the legs and some other details to match the style of the futon frame.  You can see the plywood box and some other parts in the background of this shot..

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Here is a closer shot of the details...

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I still have to do a bunch of sanding on the first one, assembly the second one, stain and polyurethane both of them and cut and upholster the foam removable  cushions.  We found some really neat burlap-like material with leaves printed on it for the covers.  Will post more as I make progress.

Been a fun project so far.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on November 30, 2013, 04:03:43 AM
Nice looking and well made.  That is the part of my project that I am looking forward to the most.  The touches that make it mine / ours.  I think you will find the ottomans to be a great functional pieces. 
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jaransont3 on December 07, 2013, 09:28:45 PM
I got the other ottoman glued up, both of them sanded, and then Jill and I got them stained.  Tomorrow I will give them a couple of coats of polyurethane and then I will only have the upholstered cushions to make.  Looks like they will be ready for the trip to the cabin for Christmas.

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Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on December 08, 2013, 12:17:31 AM
 [cool] Lookin' good.!!!
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: jaransont3 on December 11, 2013, 08:27:24 PM
Jill and I finished the ottomans tonight.  We are very happy with the way they turned out.

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The cushions are removable to access the storage inside.

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...and can be flipped over for a work surface/table.

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FInally a close-up to show some of the details.

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We can't wait to get them to the cabin over the Christmas break.
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: rick91351 on December 12, 2013, 01:45:39 AM
They turned out very nice!! [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 12, 2013, 02:25:54 AM
 [cool]
Title: Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
Post by: MountainDon on December 11, 2017, 07:39:49 PM
Don_P and I were carrying on an email exchange about some projects and he reminded me of this old topic.

I've been working on a wall of shelves at our son's place for several months. On and off and in sections and long distance, so to speak as we are located about 90 miles apart. Here's two photos to begin with. I'm getting close to finishing 4 doors that will be sliders in the main section behind the sofa and chair.

The lighting makes the main unit appear less black than it really is. The stain is Minwax Ebony; very black. The finish is Minwax Polycrylic satin.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/bc/c8/WfIouHAK_o.jpg)

Another shot, viewed from an upper level that overlooks the living room

(https://images2.imgbox.com/5f/f8/a08vcw5B_o.jpg)

My tablet camera doesn't handle the glare from the balcony doors very well; my apologies for that.

The main unit, flat against the wall is 4 separate pieces. Two lower units that are mainly support for the upper sections. They are secured to the wall studs with GRK washer head screws. The lower units have removable 1/4" red oak front panels; removable just in case we have to access things like the phone jacks and power outlets in that wall.

The upper units are 3/4" red oak plywood with solid 3/4 red oak face frames. Shelves are plywood with solid oak front lips. The two uppers are fastened together behind the center vertical face frame, using washer head furniture bolts; black oxide finish. The vertical center face frame section is part of the left half case. It overlaps the left side of the right case when the halves are pulled together. That makes it appear more like a monolith instead of the left and right halves it really is. The upper cases sit of the lowers units and are secured to the wall studs with more GRK washer head screws. It is not going to tip over.

When complete there will be LED strip lights hidden behind each shelf lip. They are dimmable. The center pair of shelves can be moved up or down 1.5 inches; movement is limited to accommodate the LED wiring.

Once those cabinets were in place the corner unit was made. It is at a 45 degree diagonal across the corner. It does not extend all the way back into the 90 degree corner as it seemed that depth was not really needed. The diagonal shelves are about 15 inches deep. Since those pictures were taken a top panel for the corner diagonal has been fitted over the bare plywood seen in the second image. That panel extends into the back corner.

The sliding doors are Japanese Shoji style. They have a wood lattice inside the perimeter frame. Translucent paper is glued to the backside in the traditional style;we are using a laminated paper. The door frames are 3/4 red oak, 2.25" wide and the lattice are 3/8 wide X 1/2 deep. I have some pictures I'll post later. I completed building the lattices today and am almost finished insetting the wood pulls. So I am getting close to being done.

Well, not quite finished, as the triangular corner between the ends of the two sofas is going to receive a table made to drop into the space. It will have an articulated arm to hold a computer table so that wheeled table can be retired.