My First Commission

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Project by Huckleberry posted 2128 days ago 1626 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The day has come that I am now officially a professional woodworker. I have completed my first commission (that is not for family or friends) and actually have gotten paid for my work. This is so cool! So I was approached to make trash can containers for a popular restaurant in Chicago. Don’t know which one yet, but anyhow, I made these for a finishing guy who will then put them in the restaurant. These are basically designed to house big trashcans around waiting staff stations. Pretty straight forward design with hardwood edging and mitered corners. I made these out of 3/4” oak plywood with the top surround made from 5/4” oak.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 2128 days ago

Good news Huckleberry. Lets hope there are many more to come.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 2128 days ago

Congratulations! I hope someone will notice the good work & contract you for enve more projects.


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#4 posted 2128 days ago

Congratulations. That is pretty darned exciting!!
And now.. the journey has begun :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2128 days ago

Great job, Huckleberry. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2128 days ago

Well done – I hope its the first of many.

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#7 posted 2127 days ago

I’m happy for you

-- Joe

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#9 posted 2127 days ago

It certainly looks professionally made. Good job.

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#10 posted 2127 days ago

Congratulation and good luck.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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