Brand "X", Kind of nice

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-24-2016 11:42 PM 1578 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I build furniture for a store. It’s strictly their design, not mine. So I call it my “Brand X”. Most of their designs I think are simple and boring so I never post them. This little set I did like. Table is 70” long, 30” wide and 30” tall. Benches are 18” tall and 13” wide. Chair is 36” tall, 24” wide and the seat is only 13” high (I hate that part).

It is Beetle Kill Pine. But stained with Special Walnut per request.

I mentioned my injury in previous post. Smashed the left thumb. Tore off thumb nail, tore flesh from bone and got 21 stitches holding it together.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 07-24-2016 11:54 PM

Can’t say I’m a big fan of the stain, but hey they pay the bills, not me.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 12:00 AM

That table looks like it could hold a lot of vittles, Monte! Is there a finish on top of the stain? You should have a happy customer when they see this. And, I agree, seat height is too low. Did the store people say why they wanted this one stained? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 12:50 AM

Good build. Can’t believe they wanted it stained. This must be a special order of there’s as that chair is, no doubt, for a child. Sorry to hear about your injury.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 01:09 AM

Brand “X” looks like a winner to me! Looks simple, elegant, and sturdy.

Hope your thumb heals up and feels better…...!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 07-25-2016 01:27 AM

Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 07-25-2016 02:21 AM

The chair is cool, I like it. Agree with others though, the stain gots to go.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 07-25-2016 02:42 AM

ouh, that hurts, nice work with an injury like that. most people would hang up the tools for a long time.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 07-25-2016 03:44 AM


Not a little injury. Looks like you ae totally in the wood business these days? Are you sealing before staining?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 07-25-2016 03:46 AM

Looks good Monte. As long as the customer gets what they wanted it is all ok. They are always right!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#10 posted 07-25-2016 10:29 AM

Brand x puts some food in yer belly. Heal up quick. Be careful out there

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 07-25-2016 12:29 PM

I like the stain! and your floor, looks like mine most of the time! Sorry to hear about the stitches, there wasnt anything left on mine to stitch up , last about a third of my left thumb on the tablesaw….That was 8 months ago and its still healing.

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#12 posted 07-25-2016 01:24 PM

i like em Monte , you know what they say a happy customer is a happy life , not sure of that saying may be thinking of something else , pray your wounds healed quickly ,i like the chair too,rustic looking

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 07-26-2016 03:49 AM

hey bud it may not be your cup of tea but it pays for your cup of tea,and its not that bad,if the store couldnt sell it they wouldnt order it,right.they want this because its middle of the road and appelies too the most people,and thats not a bad thing,hey like they say in hollywood when they stop bothering you thats when your in trouble.keep this too pay the bills and do the stuff you like too pay your mental bills.peace out monte.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#14 posted 07-28-2016 02:46 PM

Love the chair !
Tables are nice too.
Im a fan of darker stain so I like the coloring, maybe doesnt do true justice to your bettle kill pine !
Sorry about the finger. Take care man !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#15 posted 07-28-2016 03:03 PM

Is that a dirt floor?

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