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My ongoing project thread

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by DLAV, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Jan 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    DLAV

    DLAV [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I have big plans to build all my furniture for our house. We got married roughly a year ago, and we are using all hand me down stuff we collected from friends and family throughout our university years. I am going to use this thread to dump pictures and ask for advice on design and function. My dad has been a General Contractor for the past 30+ years so I grew up around tools. I went to University to become an Industrial Arts teacher. I finished my degree but didn't step foot in the classroom, mostly because I was 22 and single at the time and I didn't feel mature or ready enough to settle down in a lifelong career.

    I have been installing cabinets for the last 5 years and I really enjoy woodworking in my spare time. I recently started installing for a smaller shop. I am the only installer and there are only about 8 people that work in the shop. The owner of the company allows me to buy anything at his cost and use anything in his shop. Including the spray booth.:D When I'm not out on an install I set up in the shop and work there during the day. I am still working on the first project there but I have done a few more set up on the gravel driveway at my parents place.

    I am open to any comments or suggestions. Just be nice:)
     
  2. Jan 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    [​IMG]

    This is the first picture that I thought of taking. Sorry no earlier ones. I saw a picture of this online and I built it off the top of my head with no plans. I used Cherry wood.
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    Close up of the wine rack. I notched each piece with multiple passes on the mitre saw so that they all interlock
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    Drying in the stain booth. I decided to go with a clear laquer and let the cherry age and colour naturally.

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    Doors, drawers, etc...
     
  3. Jan 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    I have at least 40 hours into this and have roughly another 8 do build drawers and do the final assembly
     
  4. Jan 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    I will hopefully have this completed tomorrow. I just have to assemble the drawers and mount them fronts and handles. Then on to the next project.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    This is my first major project. We use it as an armoire in our bedroom. It is a little bigger then I would like. I think it lacks some depth, it just looks like a big flat box.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    wow! that looks great! i'd wager a lot of skill/craftsmanship is involved there... how many pieces of furniture are you going to build for this house?
     
  7. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    Would this be classified as " Stickley " style ?

    I really like your proportions
     
  8. Jan 20, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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    So far the plan is to build a bed with matching bedside tables, kitchen table and bench(not sure if I will tackle building the chairs or not), matching coffee table and end tables, bookshelf, TV/entertainment stand and anything else that my wife may have in mind. This will probably take place over a couple of years.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Thank you, I can't take credit for the design because I found it here http://www.erikorganic.com/dining-room/kitchen-buffet-baroque.shtml. I didn't have any measurements though so I can take some credit for it actually looking like the picture. haha. The website says that it is "Baroque" style but I really don't think it is. As for what style it is, I would say its a blend of stickly/mission/modern. The angles also kind of give it an asian feel.

    We spent quite a bit of looking around at higher end furniture stores getting ideas. I take all the things i like and put into one piece and hope it turns out.
     
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