|Project by TheWoodsman||posted 11-28-2010 03:33 AM||3239 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I was asked to fit this job into my schedule after having been recommended for it by the contractor. It involved working with the designer and contractor on the design , materials, and installation . . . and delivering it in a short time frame just prior to the company’s annual meeting.
First item to get into the works was matching the existing poplar mouldings in the hallway. I had knives made by a Cincinnati tooling company, ordered the poplar as S4S in the necessary sizes and ran the trim on my Williams and Hussey and my Powermatic PM27 shaper.
Next up was ordering the makore veneer. The wall panels and bookcases were ordered as plain sliced and sequence matched panels while the conference table top was ordered in two halves using block mottled makore. I experimented with the finishes and determined that the plain-sliced material would need to be stained in order to closely match the color of the mottled material that just has a clear finish. This was a good move as the overall contrast between this color and the paint color worked out well.
The 10’ high cabinets were made in three levels. The lower level is made up of drawers. The mid level is a breakfast bar behind sliding doors with bookshelves on either side. The top level is for books, art, statues/busts.
The 10’ long wall panels were installed before the moulding which surrounds them. They were masked off and all the wood mouldings were sprayed with oil based enamel. Because of the intricate layered design of the mouldings, I ended up having something like 1,500 lf of moulding in this room of 15’x25’.
The 5’w x 14’ long conference table is block mottled makore veneer with a cherry edge which is stained to match the leather on the chairs (sort of a walnut color). Cherry with stain was used rather than walnut because of the closed grain and plain walnut wasn’t a good color match. The base, which I neglected to get good pictures of, consists of three racetrack shaped supports 8” x 36” with 12” x 12” wide chases running between them. Electric, phone, and internet connections come up through the middle support. The finish on the table is completely filled via multiple coats of ML Campbell Krystal satin conversion varnish with lots and lots of sanding between coats.
-- I'm the Woodsman . . . the four-wheelin', tree-farmin', custom-furniture-makin' descendant of Olaf "The Woodcutter" Ingjaldsson.