JosephThomas

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  1. Looks good. As for the 'off center' thing I find I see that stuff a lot too, I'm sure it has to do with the perspective the photos were taken or some other thing about photography I don't understand or care to research.
  2. Your link didn't seem to work. Not on my phone anyway. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  3. All good info. You can also fumigate the white oak with ammonia to get that color, I believe that is the traditional method. If white oak is super expensive in your area, I think African Mahogany or sapele would both be reasonable alternatives that you might be able to find for better prices. Either one has color variation but can be found with darker browns near that color (or will age to near that color given some time in the sun). The lower section looks to me to be shiplapped, and each board is most likely sitting in a groove in the rails above and below them. Google "ship lap cabinet back" or similar things and watch a youtube video or 2 for more info if you want.
  4. $100 each included shipping/delivery? Wow that's insane. Even if not it's a great deal. I should move to NC.
  5. Lots of learning from woodworkers with more experience (reading is ideal for me personally, you can learn a lot from certain youtubers as well if that's your thing but there's bad info out there too). There's lots of subjectivity here... lots of considerations, depending on the project, here's a short list of the top of my head, but I'm not an expert, just a guy with thoughts: Is it a period reproduction / faux antique? If so read up on the specific species used during that time period and on that style of furniture Color: try to find a wood that matches the colors you want if possible and try to avoid staining a new color onto the wrong species. Indoor or outdoor? You'll have a few less choices if it needs to survive outside Wet area? Just like outdoors, a smaller subset of species can survive constant water, like in a bathroom or a countertop with a sink in it. Grain / figure. Obviously there's lots of differences here and it depends on whether you want the furniture to look simple/flashy...you might want the grain or figure to catch the viewer's eye, or you might want it to be muted so that their eyes are drawn to the joinery or the shapes of the furniture itself. What can you get access to locally (or order online) at a fair price? If a particular species is abundant nearby, I might lean towards that route...it would be be a more efficient use of local resources and it's nice to say it came from local trees. (My town doesn't have any, so maybe that's why I'm envious of people who can say this, lol). I would look up similar projects online and make a list of the species you find, and start researching those on these 2 sites: http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/ http://www.wood-database.com/
  6. I was joking but I was also talking about a different kind of person than you are. You are talking about wealthy people. I'm talking about people with high incomes that have no wealth because they spend every single penny they make. There are a lot of these kinds of people in my area, at least in the industry I work for. Mostly people under 45 that don't yet understand how to manage their finances. You're right, you can't take it with you, but you also can't retire if you don't ever set any aside for the future. But anyway, as far as the OP's question is concerned, people with either lots of wealth or high income will potentially pay a fair price for custom furniture, so it doesn't matter
  7. Got any more pictures of the other slabs? Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  8. Turrible. I will come pick them up to get that junk out of your way.
  9. I think 10' of tubing would work. I have a 10' length of the Jet branded of 4" flex tubing and I walk it from machine to machine, and It's working ok for me. Obviously fixed ducting would be ideal for better air flow, but it should be ok. I don't know anything about that particular DC though.
  10. I might too if that was my only job. But it's not Edit: @Llama has a real job too. I wasn't implying anything other than the fact that I don't have time to drive 500 miles because of my day job.
  11. If "live by you means" san francisco again, then no. That's like saying you are near Salt Lake City (Utah), or Lincoln (Nebraska).
  12. I know, I"m just messing with you. You probably knew that too, though I don't think you're wrong. Part of doing what you say is also making products that "people with more money" will want to buy.
  13. Fixed.
  14. Looks good. I am also familiar with the ceramic houses and what not. Ugh. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  15. Welcome. Does CA stand for Canada or California? Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk