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Project by kocgolf posted 10-18-2013 12:12 PM 936 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the first paying project that I have done, and it was a beast. It was the old “learned a lot, didn’t charge enough” type of project, but that should really be every one I suppose. The most nerve racking part was that I was no where near the site and had to rely on the customer for the measurements and trust that all was square on the front corner as well as the two sides. Luckily, it went up with zero problems and fit like a glove. I didn’t even need half the tools I brought as “disaster modification weapons.”

It was fun to design, and although I can think of an extra decorative item I would add if I were to do it again, the customer was extremely happy with it, she even did a little dance (as did I)! She had asked only for a contemporary shaker style, and really had no inputs other than that, so I was really relieved to see how much she liked it. I had even changed the corbel design without notifying her, thus I came up with a removable, slide on wood joint for them (just to see if I could), but she liked them so much that She even ordered two more matching ones for a kitchen eating counter she has coming.

It is made of hard maple with no finish as of yet. She will stain to match flooring a little later.





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#1 posted 10-18-2013 12:24 PM

I like it! Sub-structure for mounting it is creative and strong, final finish spot-on. Congrats.

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 03:21 PM

Well done,it looks super.

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 03:29 PM

Nice clean work. Congratulations.

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 03:38 PM

great work

good you got to ‘play’ too
and innovate

well done

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 05:22 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

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#6 posted 10-23-2013 01:56 PM

Looks great and well installed, a great and functional addition to the fireplace. Great job!

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