Steve & Jerry's remodel project

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Project by Thomas Porter posted 04-02-2011 02:10 AM 2637 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a collection of walnut pieces I’m making for a remodel project. It’s a very cool contemporary home built by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. They’ve added quite a bit of square footage in the addition and lots of custom one-off built-in stuff. One of a kind. I also made the aluminum hardware for the vanity out of aluminum 1” plate and some of the mounting hardware is made of steel I fabricated. I’ll try and post more pics when it’s all finished.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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#1 posted 04-02-2011 02:31 AM

Holy Wow… that is pretty classy contemporary. Really nice wood working (and metal).

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 03:04 AM

totally cool…great work….well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 05:00 PM

Impressive – both in scope and quality! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 10:59 PM

Everything is beautiful. What kind of finish is on the walnut?

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 05:07 AM

It’s stained, and then covered in polyurethane (~8 coats satin poly) and then covered with about 4 layers of a hard wax finish (buffed). There’s also a lot behind the scenes. It’s mounted with a double french-cleat using plywood backing that is fastened form the inside. It’s also bolted and glued to the surfaces behind it. Kind of complicated, but hopefully it will prevent warping.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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