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Forum topic by MrFid posted 02-26-2014 08:10 PM 2020 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2014 08:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: work opportunity nyc new york

Hi all,

Just throwing a line out there for anybody in the New York City area who could help out my sister-in-law with a project. She is redoing a kitchen and had cabinets brought in, but they want a table top for their island made of wood, rather than granite or anything else. They are looking for something like the top shown in the pictures here:

Or these ones:

I’m not sure what species they are looking for. Their cabinets and floors are cherry wood- but the floors are stained honey, and the cabinets a dark chocolate. I don’t think they are looking for an exact match or anything, probably something more on the rustic side. Maple would probably be what I’d go with, or cherry. I think they want about 1.5 inches thick, by 8 feet long by 3 feet wide. Here are two pictures of their current kitchen.

Their budget is a bit flexible, and it’s definitely reasonable for this project. If anyone in that area is willing to work with them, they would be appreciative. I can set you up with contact information for them. They are very friendly folks. I’d normally do this myself for them, but living in Massachusetts makes long-distance projects sort of tough.

Thanks for considering! Please leave a comment and/or PM me if you have any questions about the project, or would like the business.


-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 08:25 PM

Ask rob or Kaleb the Swede , both in New Jersey.


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#2 posted 02-27-2014 03:46 AM

I would be happy to take the job. I live just north of NYC and handle projects in the city from time to time. Better access to wood being outside of the metropolis anyway. I have access to circular sawn wood that is perfect for the rustic skip-planed look shown.

You or they can check out some of my work at Disclaimer – my site has been acting funny lately so some pics do now show.
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#3 posted 02-27-2014 04:01 AM

danish oiled hickory would be sweet

-- as technology progresses, wood workers seem to regress...all my power tools and my favorite is a chisel and a hand plane

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#4 posted 02-27-2014 04:04 AM

I just happen to have some dry wide hickory flitches and also use a lot of Tried and True zero-VOC danish oil, but they are more like 6/4 boards and maybe not quite thick enough. Although even 1” of solid hickory is quite a hefty table top.

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 03:13 AM

mrfid have a friend who custom builder on long island . He has access to live edge slaps if sister would be interested in something like that or a table in pictures his name is Bob Schendorf shop is in huntington long island if interested pm me will give you his number .

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 12:41 PM

shopdog lives up there in ny


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