Custom Furniture Job

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  1. Metalman

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    For those of you interested in this kind of stuff.........

    I recently finished up a job for a local homeowner and I thought I would share some of the pictures I took of the project as it progressed.

    We built all the pieces in my shop. They were made from 1/4" CR steel bar stock and a few tubing cross members, all hand formed without heat other than the final welding. All the metal surfaces were then coated with a semi-gloss clear, leaving the weld burn marks as-is on purpose.

    The parts had to be hand lifted up into the second floor of the owner's house. The large "Swoosh" table cleared the patio door opening by less that a half an inch.

    The piece of art work on the end of the swoosh table is similar to some units I've seen in some local novelty shops. But it turns out that this piece of art is the original blue plasma thingey made by whomever makes this kind of stuff.:eek:ut: Both of our table tops are covered by a South American hard wood similar in properties to teak, called Epei, which is so hard nail holes have to be pilot drilled beforehand.

    Anyway, thanks for viewing my little project, enjoy.


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  2. mini_racer

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    That's just crazy! Congrats!

    And that looks like a Tesla ball over there by the wall.
     
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    Nice work:Thumbsup:

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    very hip! thanks for sharing Chuck
     
  5. Nathan

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    That is pretty cool. I have a soft spot for the industrial type look for furniture and have been picking up pieces from Boltz when I can.
     
  6. iwashmycar

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    That looks amazing. Similar design aspects of 'The Brasserie' in New York with the single curved planes. Well done
     
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    Sweet project. i love the style and the execution.
     
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    I really like how the wood on the wall flows down onto the table and floor..........very well done design.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    OK, so I just got the Metalman handle. Ye boi, I pay attention.
     
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    Very nice work
     
  14. PGT

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    nice. the wood is called "ipê" actually....its a brasilian mahogany. Did you wax the crosscuts? Its indoors so its not vital but its recommended to prevent checking long-term.
     
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    Don't feel so bad Jnky, I just *got* it a couple weeks back
     
  16. Metalman

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    You are correct on the spelling. I went "phonetically" since I couldn't do the little "^".

    In order to get the moisture content down, a special box was made to dry the wood with a de-humidifier and fan. Didn't worry waxing the crosscuts because it was inside with plenty of air conditioning (great place to work during the install).:D
     
  17. Metalman

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    Thanks for the comments all, it was a fun project.:D
     
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    Wow that's really cool looking :)
     
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    nice! I was going to do my deck in it....my wife talked me out of it. 420 sq/ft of it on a second story was going to be a serious PITA. :D

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  20. Metalman

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    Ha Ha Ha.........
    Yep, all the woodworkers complained about it on this job. The stuff was everywhere. We have metal working tools, so it was a breeze for us.
    The tables we made were an afterthought. The epi wall was actually completely finished along with the floor, which were 3/8" thick blue quartz tile. The client wanted the tables to look like someone pealed the epi off the wall to create the table, to include running the epi into the blue quartz floor tile. The flooring guy had the real tough job.
     

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