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Offline glenn kangiser

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2006, 06:34:04 PM »
Nice work PEG - I really like the style of the veggie bin.
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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2006, 04:53:00 PM »
 Kids toys , well , one toy, one cradle ,


  

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


  

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« Reply #27 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
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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #28 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"






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.

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2006, 01:33:09 PM »
nice job, looks very cozy!
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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2006, 02:04:44 PM »
Lots of wonderful stuff posted...









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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2006, 08:09:55 PM »
[size=12]How about a paint grade fireplace mantal  :)


  



  

   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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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2006, 09:44:44 PM »
Looks pretty good to me Pegg. The customer should be real pleased with that. :)

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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2006, 02:30:11 PM »
[size=12]  


  Installed mantal  :)

  

  

  

  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 ::)
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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #35 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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« Reply #36 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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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #37 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

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #38 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!

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2006, 09:46:59 AM »
Darn, wish i had some talent...I built a gun rack in high school...lol

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2006, 12:53:46 AM »
Here's a photo of our new bookcase.


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!

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« Reply #41 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. :)

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« Reply #42 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!
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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #43 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. :-/

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #44 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  :)

  

  and a church office calander / tack board

  VG Fir and purple heart,

 

  Very nice stuff to you all :)

 PEG

  

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #45 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.


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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2006, 06:13:07 PM »
Yup-- gotta love those Church Bulletin Boards   ;D

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #47 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!

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2006, 04:49:41 AM »
Lovely, Cecilia! My compliments to you both.

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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins
« Reply #49 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.

 

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