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    More Work Pics

    We were at a house today in one of the beachside communities, and I figured I'd share a few poor-quality cell phone pics. (Bad lighting =grainy photos. Sorry about that.) This house has just been remodeled, and is not yet occupied.

    Much of the furniture is done with rough-sawn timbers. Here's a coffee table:

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    The timbers are held together with steel plates that are just sitting loose in recessed slot mortises:

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    An end table with a rough slab on a stainless steel base:

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    This little table is a solid turned piece. It's shaped like a barrel, and very heavy:

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    And for grins, a couple kitchen shots, including the built-in Viking fridge:

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    I kind of liked the hanging lights over the breakfast bar (there were smaller versions over the liquor bar, too):

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    More pics in the next post...
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    The window in the kitchen looks out onto the back patio. Here's the view from the patio:

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    Here's the next-door neighbor's boat:

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    OK, some actual work shots...here's a painting we installed the last time we were at this house:

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    And one of the pieces we hung today...a 500-year-old mirror. The frame is carved wood that has been gilded. Here the mirror, laying face-down on a packing blanket:

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    A closer detail of the joinery. I believe it's held together with a combination of wood pegs, iron nails, and glue:

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    And here's the final installation:

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    They have several pieces of furniture that are similar to the cabinet that's below the mirror. It looks and feels like thick, rough-sawn lumber, but if you open a door and look at the holes where the latches and hinges are, you can see it's a thick veneer over particle board. This stuff probably cost about a bazillion dollars, and it's still just glorified Ikea furniture.

    We hung another piece today that I didn't get pics of...it was a National Geographic map of the world, framed and mounted on what felt like 3/4" ply. It was about 12' x 8' and I'm guessing it weighed 180 to 200 pounds. 'Twas a beast, I tell ya.

    And to top it off, I broke the middle toe on my left foot while we were there. I was working in my stocking feet (so as not to mar the new wood floors), and I accidentally kicked the leg of a sofa. Every once in a while, an owner (or in this case, a designer) will request that we remove our shoes or wear fabric booties over our shoes. I shoulda worn my booties, but it was simpler to just take off my shoes. The toe got more and more painful as the day went on, and now it's hurting like a big dog and turning a whole rainbow of colors.

    While I'm posting pics, here's a shot I took at another house today. This is a wall that Perry (my boss) has been adding to for a couple of years. (We hung six more pieces today.) This shot only shows about 2/3 of the total on this wall. The faces have been blurred for anonymity.

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    I'll bet that place rents for more than 400 dollars a month!
    I'd hate to try to clean that timber end table up after a kid spills milk on it!
    I really like the wall of pictures. When you add pictures, do the new ones go on top or one end or do you remove some previously placed ones and intersperse them?
    Great photos of a lifestyle I don't envy, but I do greatly enjoy your allowing me peeks of it!
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    interesting furniture. not my style at all but obviously unique.

    I didn't think that they had mirrors 500 years ago thats kind of cool.

    The industrial looking lights don't fit in their kitchen. kind of strange.
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    I like the lights as well. really cool like studio lights or something.
    I agree with Bob though, they don't go with that kitchen.

    Bummer on the toe Vaughn. For reasons just like you mentioned I will not remove my shoes on a job. I am perfectly willing to bring a fresh pair of soft soled shoes that wont harm a new finished floor and only wear them in the house but I wont run around in stocking feet.

    That mirror must have been a challenge with all the rays! Not to mention the added stress of being 500 years old!

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    Vaughn looks like some very interesting days you have. I would not mind doing that kind of job just for the enjoyment of seeing what is out there. It's probably one of the things I like most about my job is getting to see all the different kinds of furniture and art and meeting the people.
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    The lights reminded me of mechanical cork screw wine bottle openers. So if the family is into wine, very symbolic. Would hate to dust them though. Forgot to add, sorry about the toe Vaughn, won't be doing any ballet today will ya!!!!
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Folks with money is funny critters.
    But true.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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