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  1. #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
    You built a lap pool in your garage?

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    Inspired by this blog, http://moderninmn.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html
    , I decided to replace this hideous railing in the new pad.



    Here is my temporary "shop". At least it was a nice day. All posts and the top rail were fabricated from some recycled fir 4x4 (resawn to 3x4 for posts and full dimension 2x4 for top rail).



    Installing the first cable:


    Post/hardware detail:



    Overall look with our color scheme:



    Total cost: $86

  3. #128
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    Nice work. That cable railing looks rad.

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    Looks great... though the real estate agent in me says that the 6" or so spacing could come back to get you at re-sale. Next time do 4" (like the example at linked blog) and you'll not have the risk of redoing it. But who cares what I think!!!
    If some of the best times of my life were skiing the UP in -40 wind chill with nothing but jeans, cotton long johns and a wine flask to keep warm while sleeping in the back of my dad's van... does that make me old school?

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    It's actually more like 4 5/8".

    Code is 5"...and the rule with cable railings is that if you hang a 30lb weight from the center of the span, you must not be able to pass a 5" sphere through.

    I could probably get the cables tight enough....maybe...or not.

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    Just a few examples...all built many years ago at the ripe young age of 20:

    cherry topped Springfield extension table:


    Sheraton tall post bed:


    tiger maple slant front secretary (terrible photo):


    tiger maple tavern writing desk:


    cherry corner cabinet:

  7. #132
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    I didn't build this, but I did the masonry work on this a few years back.



    not much, but I don't have any pics of the other stuff i did back then.
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    ...sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by RootSkier View Post


    Total cost: $86
    For $86 you probably added a couple of grand to your resale value. Huge upgrade. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caucasian Asian View Post
    I didn't build this, but I did the masonry work on this a few years back.



    not much, but I don't have any pics of the other stuff i did back then.
    Where is that DQ? I really like Grill and Chills
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    Double sided, dry stacked with pillars. Got done with the first one and couldn't even grasp on to the fact that I had to do it all over again on the other side of the road
    If it's green, smoke it...if it's pink, poke it

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboyshredder View Post
    I am proud of these pedestrian gates.
    Beautiful! You have a great eye for design. The style complements the overall scene very nicely, but at the same time they scream "KEEP THE FUCK OUT!"

    Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_sick View Post
    Where is that DQ? I really like Grill and Chills
    This was back in Kamloops, circa 2002.

    Delta, Sun Peaks. We did all the cultured(fake) stone for the hotel.





    The Fairways at Sun Peaks. You can't tell in the picture, but this fireplace was 25' tall and wrapped around 270 degrees on the main floor.

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    The other morning I was awoken to "Daddy, my fart fell on the floor"
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    Cool, I figured that's where it was. Nice work at Sun Peaks too.
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    Thanks. We did some neat stuff, but it's tough to find pics of it on the interwebz.
    It doesn't matter if you're a king or a little street sweeper...
    ...sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Jerry View Post
    The other morning I was awoken to "Daddy, my fart fell on the floor"
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    Some fine craftsmen on this board! Root, nice railings, but not sure what was wrong with the original set? (just kid'n...) Are the new ones electrified?

    Ben Wa, that is some sick woodwork! Are you still crafting or was that a previous life?

    CA, your resume runs the gamet! DQ to the Ritz!

    I just built a sterio cabinet last week that had to incorporate an alarm juction box, electric panel, various poorly thought out outlets and wiring feeds... lots of fun, though and if I could do it full time, I'd be happy.
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    My little bunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
    Ben Wa, that is some sick woodwork! Are you still crafting or was that a previous life?
    Thanks BD. Pretty much a previous life. It's one of my very favorite things in the world to do, but unfortunately there's just no money in it to make a living.

    And now that I'm living in the PNW, there's hardly any market (i.e., none) for colonial reproduction furniture out here, which is pretty much exclusively my furniture building interest.

    I used to crank out runs of 8 to 10 pieces at a time like the ones pictured in my above post when I lived in VT, but I sadly haven't built anything in years.


    EDIT: I just saw your pics of your cabin (I hadn't previously looked thru the whole thread). Beautiful!! Is that in the Waitsfield area? Very impressive renovation. Looks like a VERY cozy place to build a fire, make some hot chocolate, and play some chess. You must be very proud.
    Last edited by BenWA; 05-12-2008 at 06:14 PM.

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    Wow, some really impressive work in this thread.

    No where near the skill/hours as previous stuff, but here are a few pics.









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    Quote Originally Posted by BenWA View Post
    Thanks BD. Pretty much a previous life. It's one of my very favorite things in the world to do, but unfortunately there's just no money in it to make a living.

    And now that I'm living in the PNW, there's hardly any market (i.e., none) for colonial reproduction furniture out here, which is pretty much exclusively my furniture building interest.

    I used to crank out runs of 8 to 10 pieces at a time like the ones pictured in my above post when I lived in VT, but I sadly haven't built anything in years.


    EDIT: I just saw your pics of your cabin (I hadn't previously looked thru the whole thread). Beautiful!! Is that in the Waitsfield area? Very impressive renovation. Looks like a VERY cozy place to build a fire, make some hot chocolate, and play some chess. You must be very proud.
    Yes, we're in the Waitsfield area... actually in Granville which is 15-20 mins south. We love it there and just had our first weekend without child two weeks ago. We cozied by the fire and instead of chess, played scrabble. It's only 850 sq. ft. but, I've got plans for building a barn/garage/guest house out back, but who knows when that will happen... next summer?

    I'm surprised you're not building, but realize how much work it is to just set up... maybe in retirement you'll be cranking out priceless one of a kind pieces!
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

  20. #145
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    I really love this thread.

    BenWa that is some great woodwork. I especially love that bed.

    Also, thanks for the compliment.

    Here are a few more pics of that job after being pretty much finished, and a couple others I completed recently.












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    Hey Col Man,
    I love those wine storage racks. Did you build those your self? if so, did you use plans or just wing it? I've been wanted to add those to my wine room for a while now. Currently I'm just using an old book shelf and it's a bit wobbly. I'd hate to loose my wine because of a shitty bookshelf.
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    help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G. Gordon Liddy View Post
    Hey Col Man,
    I love those wine storage racks. Did you build those your self? if so, did you use plans or just wing it? I've been wanted to add those to my wine room for a while now. Currently I'm just using an old book shelf and it's a bit wobbly. I'd hate to loose my wine because of a shitty bookshelf.
    The racks were in the basement when we bought the house. They were poorly built and flimsy as the middle joints were cut too deep. I ended up replacing several sections with new 1x10 pieces and reinforced most of the joints. I also bolted them to the wall studs.

    I found decent free plans here - http://www.van-vliet.org/dempseywood...winerack.shtml

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    Thanks, I had looked for plans in the past, but these look pretty good. I don't know if this is something I can get to this summer, but it could be a cool winter project.
    Some people are like Slinkies... not really good for anything, but you still can't
    help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs...

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    If you want to spend more $$ (about $1.20ish per bottle), the modular (esp with the curved corners) redwood racks are sweet:


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    Nice... Thats a great site for racks. Heh heh... racks.
    Some people are like Slinkies... not really good for anything, but you still can't
    help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs...

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