cabinetry #1: Custom table for boutique women's clothing store

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Blog entry by JMB posted 02-18-2009 06:17 AM 1759 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a quick commission I landed last week. The gal asked me to finish it asap so she can open up her new store. Cabinetry is one of those wonderful things which is really easy to do when you’re properly setup, and make a lot of money doing it. I’m not gouging her, but I’m definitely making my minimum hourly on this project.

The design is simple enough. Divided storage areas for a reciept printer, wrapping paper, shopping bags, etc. The larger of the two lower left cubbies will become a file folder drawer, and the second one in a pair of stationary and office supply drawers.

I flubbed up the design slightly regarding the file folder drawer. Bought the file hanger hardware after I cut the panels. The size of the hangers required a wider drawer, so I had to move my support wall over 2 inches. No biggie, I moved the support wall of the two upper right cubbies over 2 inches for symmetry. The design now has a pseudo “golden mean” motif going on, the proportions of which I am really liking. If I ever build a table like this again, I might just do it intentionally and try and get my measurements exact to the golden mean proportions.

Should be done by the end of the week. Pictures to come.

Oh, check out the new photos of my new workshop and bench.

-- If I can't fix it, it wern't broke in the first place!

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 02:35 PM

Congrats on a paying job. I’d like to see the pictures.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 04:28 PM

You should post your workshop photo’s under your workshop. Click on “My Lumberjocks” → “My Workshop” in the upper right corner. I looked for pics but did not see them.

Can’t wait to see pics of the custom table.

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