Walnut & Macassar Ebony Office

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Project by Les Hastings posted 05-14-2009 03:20 AM 9346 views 20 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This an office we did in 2007. All the crown, base, casing, doors and columns is done in walnut. The crown in about 80% of the rooms is 17” tall and consists of six pieces. The base is 12” tall and is done in two pieces. The columns have 1” half round for panels. The two main office book case’s had adjustible shelving with lights in each in the bottom of each shelf. The main lobby has all of the above plus matched Macassar Ebony wall paneling. The front wall of the lobby is part of hugh fish tank that sets in the main lobby of the building.

We prepared everything in house and delivered it to the job. The general contractor installed everything. Some how I got chosen to over see all the instalation on the project, which was a chore in its self.

All the finish work was done on site in stages. The area was divided off into three sections. The contractor installed all the mill work in the back offices first and then we came in and preped the area and finished that area. Then the second stage and third last which was the lobby area. All the mill work was stained with a dye stain and toned in. There is four coats of sealer and four coats ICA clear. It came out like glass!

This was a very demanding project with tight deadlines and its share of problems, but we’ve had nothing but compliments from this project. From start to finish this was around a ten months to a year project. Lots of meetings, designing, drawings, and plenty of headaches. But it is probably my favorite by far.

Here’s a few more pictures of some other areas.

And thanks for having a look see.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 05-14-2009 03:25 AM

Les, This Office is simply amazing, and so is your work. You are definitely someone I HIGHLY Admire. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 05-14-2009 03:27 AM

Wow!!!What an office.Very impressive work.I could not imagine the cost of materials alone.I can see why its a favorite.Great job.

-- Scott NM,

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#3 posted 05-14-2009 03:32 AM

Great lookng woodwork. You did a great job Les. I’d love to have an office like that. Stunning and gorgeous.
I know how these projects can get strung out. The house that we are doing all the cabinets, wainscot and trim for has gone on for well over a year and probably will last until fall.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 05-14-2009 03:34 AM

WOW! Nice work! Real Sharp! With an office like that there should be no reason to skip work.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-14-2009 03:42 AM

Most impressive wow

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#6 posted 05-14-2009 03:50 AM

I’m taken back! this is Awesome! everything about it is fantastic.

Great Job !!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#7 posted 05-14-2009 03:55 AM

A really beautiful office, excellent workmanship.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 05-14-2009 04:00 AM

just incredible…that is amazing…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 05-14-2009 04:12 AM

All I could say was Oh My God! when I saw the pics. You are truly an artist. You should be very proud.

-- Karen W., KS.

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#10 posted 05-14-2009 04:25 AM

man that looks great….very well done….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#11 posted 05-14-2009 04:32 AM

Crazy good.

-- john

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#12 posted 05-14-2009 05:53 AM

That’s one incredible office. Do you have any idea how many board feet went into it? We can certainly see why it would take so much time.

With such a lavish facility, I hope they pay their non-executive employees a decent salary! ;-)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 05-14-2009 07:04 AM

Thats Stunning.

Was it an architecture firm, law firm or what?

-- William Byrd- WAR EAGLE!

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#14 posted 05-14-2009 07:31 AM

That is one fantastic office. Looks like a lot of work!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#15 posted 05-14-2009 12:51 PM

lLes, that is some detailed work. It looks very classy.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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