Cupcake Shop counter

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Project by jamesrobinson posted 07-07-2011 06:11 AM 5474 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My commission was to create a retail counter for a cupcake shop opening in OK. The customer requested turquoise as the predominant color…I’m currently distressing it to create it’s end look, i went with antique long leaf pine salvaged from area home and architectual moldings for the panel inserts to compliment the beadboard and corbels. I distressed with a crackle finish and walnut stain and the customer is pleased… artisians in this venue we always wish clients would just say…....................her’s the sketches…..................make it happen….......I’ve realized that rarely happens….............but still we get to Create within boundaries and maybe that’s close enough to the Flame.


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#1 posted 07-07-2011 07:01 AM

Well, that’s a unique job … cupcake counter. It looks good. I think it’ll help set the mood in the shop.

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 10:46 PM

I certainly understand. I was asked by my mother-in-law to build a nightstand for my father-in-law – but here is the kickers on the project—it has to be able to hold his Cpap machine and have it operate from within the cabinet. She wants it to match the existing night stand on the other side, however, the space availble is about 1/2 of the space as the other one takes up. It has to be oak.

So here is what I came up with. I will build the nightstand the same height at the original, 18 inches wide and 18 inches deep. It will have a top that is able to be lifted up, a door on the front with a pull out shelf that allows access to the machine and yes the top lifts up incase he wants to access that way. It will have a pipe insert in the side wall of the stand so that we can hook the machine to the pipe via a tube inside, then we can hook his hose and mask to the outside of the pipe. Holes for airflow will be in the back and maybe below the top. A drawer will be below the door so that there is a place for his hose and mask to reside when not in use. In order to match the original in design, I have to alter the sizes of the individual pieces as I build it to compensate for the difference in space, overall size and dimensions. Oh and I am doing this by some pictures of the original, a few measurements, and the plan is in my head.

Sounds nuts doesnt it? And I have to have it done by his birthday in March. I am just getting started.

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