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Ipe wainscot on a dumpster?

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Project by Buckethead posted 04-24-2014 11:57 PM 1269 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In a manner of speaking, yes.

Firstly, it’s actually an enclosure for a giant compactor that resides in a parking lot for an upscale shopping/dining complex in Neptune Beach.

Starting off; firring, painted brown for diminished visibility.

Slap up a few runs…

Add a sill for the termination point…

Aluminum door frames? Check. You may know that Ipe is dense, heavy lumber. At 6’ each door, I doubted the 5 tap cons in each hinge were sufficient. Especially considering two of them only went into stucco, the way they were installed. I expressed my concerns, and obeyed… Onward. Well… The Ipe put a huge sag in the doors, and they don’t close properly without support underneath. So there’s that. The aluminum man was called in to add new, heftier hinges, hinge plates and bolts epoxied into the poured cell. (CMU wall)

This was my first job for this contractor, and I do wish it had gone smoother. The hinges were simply under built. Not my fault, but any who subcontract know that you want the entire build to be flawless, rather than just using the old battle cry “It’s not in my scope of work”. Especially a first job.

Alas… The scrap was offered to me by the GC along with an invitation to bid on three other (dissimilar) projects. I gladly accepted. :-)

Hoping to install Ipe on dumpster enclosures across the globe.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog





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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 12:12 AM

It’s like putting lipstick on a pig..

The pig looks better :-p

-- Jeff NJ

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hotncold

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 03:35 AM

Buckethead – Dumpsters around the world will be better off if you get the contract!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-26-2014 12:39 AM

No reflection on you or your skills but what a waste of beautiful wood! I agree with the lipstick on a pig comment. I love Ipe but it is really pricy here. (way too nice to skirt a dumpster!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Buckethead

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#4 posted 04-26-2014 12:44 AM

I concur completely. This was likely influenced by the fact that as you exit Neptune Beach City Hall’s front entry, you are looking directly at this dumpster enclosure. Space is at a premium.

I felt like a fool as passers by would exclaim it was the loveliest dumpster they had ever seen.

That said, I do what the client wants.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-26-2014 01:36 AM

Really glad you took that in the spirit it was intended!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Rick M.

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#6 posted 04-27-2014 05:11 AM

The ipe wainscot looks fantastic. A coat of paint on the dumpster might help the overall look but I get that isn’t your call. Your comments cracked me up.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 06:54 AM

High class garbage hiding … to some a waste of time, to others a beautification project extrodinaire!

I go with the latter! Nice job buckethead!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Buckethead

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 02:31 PM

Thanks oldnovice! I gave it much care and attention.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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FishMan33

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#9 posted 04-30-2014 02:11 PM

The best looking dumpster enclosure I’ve ever seen! You can only do what is asked as a subcontractor.

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 04-30-2014 02:24 PM

I always say “Its their money and ill spend it any way they want”. Nice sprucing up of a former dumpster inside a dumpster. Enjoy the scraps!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Buckethead

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#11 posted 04-30-2014 03:14 PM

Comments are always appreciated!

“They like me…. They really like me”.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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