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Blog entry by jbay posted 09-13-2018 12:54 AM 685 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working on the next project.
Desk and Credenza.
Wood is Walnut,
the Glass top is 139” long x 1” thick and weighs approx. 365 lbs.
(oh yeah, it has to go up a turning staircase lol)
The center wall was originally red, but they changed it to a high gloss white.
There will also be a power module in the center wall that has 2 plugs and 2 usb ports.
I’m not happy about the location they picked for it but they’re paying so they get what they want.

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......



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Rich

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#1 posted 09-13-2018 01:50 AM

They just don’t make it easy on you, do they?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 09-13-2018 02:48 AM

I don’t know what it is lately, but it seems a lot of my jobs have been up stairs.

I did some work for the glass company, that’s doing the glass, and they are going to have their guys deliver the glass (up the stairs). I’m still so not looking forward to it though.

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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Rich

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#3 posted 09-13-2018 04:08 AM

That geometry looks really challenging regardless of the weight of the glass. What finish did you use to get that color? Is that tinted lacquer?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 09-13-2018 02:09 PM

I love all the angles. It’s the only thing that makes this build interesting to do.

The long center wall is, well…..mdf brown?...lol
The red is laminate. (I just do as they ask)

I really think the designers are trying to hard to be “special” on this one.
On the credenza, all the doors and drawers are going to be gloss white (laminate).
There is going to be a 4” wide walnut band going around the top and sides, and then leather is going to cover the rest of it. Clients are pretty out there, so they may just love it?

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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#5 posted 09-13-2018 03:15 PM

Good grief man. You should charge by the pound on a job like that. Can we get a vid of your guys taking that beast up the stairs?
Be safe.

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#6 posted 09-13-2018 03:23 PM

First class work (as always)!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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jbay

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#7 posted 09-13-2018 07:38 PM

Thanks Bill, Would take a video but I don’t want to end up on funniest video show if things go wrong.

I just got back from the glass shop, massive chunk of glass!

Thanks sras, much appreciated.

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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#8 posted 09-15-2018 12:49 PM



Clients are pretty out there, so they may just love it?

- jbay

Awesome…..but then….I’m ‘pretty out there’....

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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jbay

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#9 posted 09-15-2018 03:36 PM


Clients are pretty out there, so they may just love it?

- jbay

Awesome…..but then….I m pretty out there ….

- Tony_S

Thanks Tony,
I don’t think you are that far out there.

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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#10 posted 09-16-2018 12:44 AM

A few more pics applying the walnut trim to the front of the cabinet.

I resawed the walnut to 3/16” thickness, then drum sanded the pieces down to 1/8” thick.

I use cauls to clamp the pieces flat.

Applying the front trim pieces.

The cabinet will split apart into 2 halves here at the seam. I could/should have done a better job matching grain.
(My custom 2 piece sanding block, works great)

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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Rich

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#11 posted 09-16-2018 01:10 AM

What is your source for the leather? You probably already know this, but oz. weights of leather represent 1/64” thickness, so an 8 oz hide would match your 1/8” trim.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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jbay

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#12 posted 09-16-2018 01:28 AM

An upholsterer will be doing the leather. They gave me the 1/8” spec.
(It’s not part of my deal)

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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TheFridge

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#13 posted 09-16-2018 03:18 AM

Nice.

And yeah. It’s official. You won me over.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#14 posted 09-16-2018 04:17 PM

Thanks Fridge,
(welcome to the dark side)

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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#15 posted 10-04-2018 01:50 AM

Got side tracked, had to knock out a couple of tables for a train set.
I built the original set of tables 6 years ago. (9’ x 10’)
The client outgrew them and wanted to increase the size. to 12’ x 13’

Progress on the conference desk.
The wall is being painted a metallic gloss white. Can’t see the metallic in the pictures.

The legs have 1 side painted the metallic white, walnut on the other 3

Pony wall

Cylinder

Walnut top

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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