Table, Bench and Counter Top

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Project by Choke posted 05-01-2020 12:18 PM 962 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m sorry, I don’t know what is happening with the photos changing direction, I’ve loaded and then changed directions and re-loaded again they would stay the way they lay.

This was all made from NC 2” thick Pine. I did not charge near enough for this table, then got taken advantage of. I will never do anymore work for this guy. He’s worth about $50 mil and takes advantage of people.

People will hose you over anytime they can.

I finished it a month earlier than I was supposed to
I went over the top with the design, the customer LOVED it.
Used 100$ a gallon, paint on the bases, was paid to paint and finish 3 chairs, not build or assemble.
Ended up putting 5 together and painting and finishing all five.
I also went out of my way and bought 30$ of velvet pads to protect his new floors. I handed him some of the velvet to put on one chair. Then this guy decided to talk crap to me about he already paid me, PEOPLE SUCK.
I loved it when he asked how much to make another for his friends, I told him I didn’t want too. Nor did I take on two other jobs he wanted to give me.
He didn’t pay me to remove and install the counter top either.

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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#1 posted 05-01-2020 12:32 PM

nice job on the furniture – too bad some people are inconsiderate

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 05-01-2020 12:35 PM

I am amazed at how people will ask me to do something and when I hand them a bill they say “you didn’t say you were going to charge me”. Sorry you had a bad customer expeiance however the table looks great!

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#3 posted 05-01-2020 12:55 PM

Try cropping the photos just a bit and saving them.

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#4 posted 05-01-2020 01:33 PM

THanks recycle1943 for fixing the pics.

Nice looking table and bench. Sorry about the flaky customer.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 05-01-2020 04:35 PM

Real nice table and bench. Your experience is one reason I avoid taking jobs like the plague.

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#6 posted 05-01-2020 05:19 PM

Very nice work, great looking design and execution. I really like the look of the painted base with the natural top, very nice.
Regarding the customer, some people are nothing but jerks, and this guy sounds like the grand high imperial wizard of the group. You’re right to turn down any additional work for him – and his friends. Birds of a feather flock together.
Too bad the ratings websites don’t have a section for contractors to rate customers.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 05-01-2020 07:51 PM

you did a great job it’s a shame he ddn’t appreciate were totaly right for walking away from more of his crap.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 05-02-2020 11:01 AM

Nice job on the table. You learned a lessen. I turned down a good friend, because I knew there would be “something” wrong with the work in their eyes. Awkward but it saved me heart ache. The paint job is excellent. Cabbots?

-- Petey

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#9 posted 05-02-2020 11:24 PM

Thank you for fixing the pictures I still have not learned my lesson but I’m working on it. I just got a new Laser engraver too.. Love that thing already made half my money back in three days. I’m getting to the point if the price tag isn’t $500 or more, no tools move. Because this is Hobby Money not my living. Still seem to spend more on tools.

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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