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Location: NY

I am a spontanious woodworker. I can never predict when it will happen. Wood is wonderful, and beautiful, but my woodworking is almost always painted. That is because I live in a NY apartment, and I take apart old useless pieces and make new things out of them. I ripped all the old shelves out of our closets and custom built them to fit my needs and the space. Wheels and castors are the best. I love heavy shelves that I can move with ease. My latest creation is a seven foot tall Shelving unit/room divider/full length mirror unit on wheels. I built it on top of an old movers dolly. One side has shelves for make-up mirrors, hair dryer and beauty supplies and an electric strip to plug it all in. The other side is decorative as well as functional with a full length mirror and smaller shelves down the side, top and bottom. It holds candles and perfumes, attractive things. It is all painted white and looks very nice after a week of work!

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#1 posted 03-06-2008 09:33 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 03-06-2008 09:40 AM

Thanks! I love this website. I have learned so much already. :)

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#3 posted 03-06-2008 11:15 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Karen. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 03-06-2008 11:57 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 03-06-2008 01:58 PM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting aspect of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-06-2008 02:06 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, you’ll meet some really great people here and gets lots of ideas to keep you busy.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#7 posted 03-06-2008 04:29 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-06-2008 04:47 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 03-06-2008 04:58 PM

Welcome! Hope you enjoy your time here.

-- Eric at

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#10 posted 03-06-2008 07:02 PM

I know I will be offering great praise in comments for all the wonderful work I have seen on this site. Thank you all and WOW this is just the nicest bunch of folks ever! You talented woodworkers rock!

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#11 posted 03-06-2008 07:11 PM

Welcome to LJ’s …..
It is a great bunch of woodworkers to be able to bounce ideas off of or to ask questions of.
I understand how some like to paint there wood…and I have learned to give my clients what they want and accept it, however, for me I like to bring the beauty of the grain to the surface. It makes me feel as if I am restoring life to the wood. We are all different with different ideas…That is just one more thing that makes this site great. Looking forward to seeing some of your projects…

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#12 posted 03-06-2008 07:25 PM

Thank you. I am learning more and more about wood and the beauty of it. I have just found out how fantastic orange oil is for cleaning unfinished wood. That probably shows how much I know about finishes! But I DO love unfinished wood. It is hard not to paint rough mismatched scrap wood that you have put together and tried to unify. I guess thats where the painting everything starts. Well that and I am also an artist so painting is second nature to me in a way.

Its very exciting to have the opportunity to learn things from experienced and knowledgeable people such as yourself. Thank you so much for your comment. Much appreciated! :D

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#13 posted 03-06-2008 07:40 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 03-06-2008 09:48 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. It’s a fun place with lots of good ideas and projects. Jump right in.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 03-06-2008 10:31 PM

Welcome! You have found the right place to come for wookworkers. A lot of levels of skills. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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