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#1 posted 01-06-2013 07:16 PM

Thanks Dan,

Don’t have a shop other than a couple pair of saw horses I can set up in the back yard. I’m a mobile, millwork machine, a finish carpenter w/truck and tools. The client knows this, wants me to knock off the music producers desk in the picture and save him money. Searched for that image but didn’t get a hit from
Based on others I looked at, I’d estimate the cost of this one at $3k.

Of course by saving him money sacrifices have to be made. Some grain tear around the edges of the top will be one of them. Good blade on the skill saw and the grain tear will be minimal, I think. Will need to set up a strait edge so the half round or whatever I trim out the raw edges out with will lay nice and flat. Will mock up a template for the top, put it on saw horses let him sit behind it. I like the the flush cut router bit idea, but I plan on doubling up top, two 3/4’s or a 3/4 and 1/2 sheet, temp them together w/brads and cut them at the same time.

Now, a woodworker or furniture maker probably wouldn’t like it but I think it will look great. Not much to it, a top, two boxes, one glass door and a skirt. I think it will be fun. Quoted him $1500-1750 maybe more depending on finish and price for 12 quality casters. Thanks for the response and sorry for the long winded reply. Like your website, bookmarked it. My father worked in Olney back in the 1950’s.

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