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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #475 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.

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« Reply #476 on: January 15, 2010, 06:02:44 PM »

 Nice work by all hands! Welcome back!

 Whats type of timber / wood  is it made of?
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« Reply #477 on: January 15, 2010, 06:09:28 PM »
Nice work cecilia.  I know Jonni's proud of that.

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« Reply #478 on: January 16, 2010, 05:05:05 AM »
Awesome! I need to try and make something like that for ourselves..

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« Reply #479 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!
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« Reply #480 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
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Re: Home Accessories - handmade -  built-ins etc.
« Reply #481 on: February 09, 2010, 11:56:29 AM »
Some very impressive stuff here


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« Reply #482 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 ,

 


  Cardboard template for design / decision making reasons.


 

 
 

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

 


 



 

 Disasembled for the trip back to the shop ,

 



   



 

 




 

 

 
   
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« Reply #483 on: May 15, 2010, 07:41:19 PM »
Oooo! Nice. Excellent scribing. Looks like the wood grew around the stones.  :D
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« Reply #484 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. 
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« Reply #485 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.
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« Reply #486 on: May 22, 2010, 06:16:24 PM »


 Got-er Done ,

 View from above , 2nd floor balcony,

 


 


 
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« Reply #487 on: May 22, 2010, 06:35:26 PM »
 [cool]    Looks great!  Is that one of your pieces just to the left?
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« Reply #488 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. 
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« Reply #489 on: May 22, 2010, 08:02:00 PM »
Wow, that's a beauty!  Great scribing - I bet they were really pleased with it! 
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« Reply #490 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.
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« Reply #491 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...



Here is the chest from the front



From a diagonal



A with the lid opened



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.

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« Reply #492 on: May 27, 2010, 04:45:50 PM »
Nice blanket chest! 
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« Reply #493 on: July 02, 2010, 05:09:25 PM »

 New fountain for the garden,


 


 

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


 
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« Reply #494 on: July 02, 2010, 05:10:35 PM »
  Nice work Pine Cone!
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« Reply #495 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).




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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« Reply #496 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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« Reply #497 on: November 01, 2010, 12:51:14 PM »
 [cool]
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« Reply #498 on: November 01, 2010, 01:15:45 PM »
What species of wood was used.  Appears to be maple.

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« Reply #499 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.