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    Perks of Side work..

    Working 7:00 to 3:30 doing punch out work had given me an opportunity to get into more involved work. Its the time after work where money is to be made. from 4:00 to 8:00... Not only do you get to run as much crown molding as your heart desires, but also special projects like these...

    I didn't build the door, but I did install it, and I built everything else around it, and inside it...
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3647.jpg

    This is my third book case job...
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3524.jpg

    Nothing fancy here:
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...50627_0001.jpg

    This was a joy to build...
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3461.jpg


    and here I built the radiator cover that the tv is sitting on...
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...po/PIX__17.jpg


    Of course not everything was done in the evenings... I did the wine seller from 7 to 3:30 because it was for my boss. And the book cases were built in my basement on the weekends and then installed in the evenings. It was all the other trim that I do not have pictures of that was installed in the evenings.

    Sadly, things are slow now. So slow that the company I worked for had to lay everyone off, so I moved on. I'm doing fire restoration now.

    -George
    Last edited by George Blevins; 03-18-2007 at 04:17 AM.

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    Very nice work, George!

    Any additional pics of the wine cellar?

    Sorry to hear about the company situation. I would be interested to know more about, and see pics of your restorations. You obviously are very talented.

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    Wine celler...

    I have lots.. But I need to either upload them all to photobucket or convert them all to the size required for the forum.. I'll work that.

    Here is a picture of the door way/curved wall:
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3444.jpg

    Here is a picture of the archway inside the cellar:
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3448.jpg

    Here is a close up of the arch. I had to use drywall mud to "make" the stone that matches the rest of the wall:
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3467.jpg

    Here are the stones painted:
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3539.jpg

    And here is the finished arch way:
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3857.jpg

    I'll do them in installments...
    -George

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    George,

    Beautiful work...did you make the racks and table?


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    Hey George, you do nice work!

    Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us.
    Cheers, Frank

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    George, that is one nice wine cellar, I can really appreciate that!

    Fine work, thanks for showing us!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    wow george nice job on the wine cellar

    sorry you had to move on ....is there anything like that to do in the resto buissness ?
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    Wine celler...

    I didn't make the racks on the wall because they are made of steel. The table was purchased at a second hand shop for less than a hundred bucks. This thing took me three months, and some of the stuff I did at home and brought to the job, like the maple top in theses pictures...

    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3611.jpg

    The home owner was real impressed with the 22 1/2" corners...
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3612.jpg

    And the shelves I did on site:
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3640.jpg
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3645.jpg

    And the fun part of the job was fitting the wood to the stone, such as this piece of plywood that capped the right corner racks. Note: I did not stain or paint anything.. I don't do that!
    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...o/IMG_3564.jpg

    -George

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    George,

    Very nice work... I bet the "Rocky" board was fun.....

    Something to really be proud of!

    BTW, "Note: I did not stain or paint anything.. I don't do that!" Is this by your own choice...or the customer's request. Do you not do staining/painting on any project?

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    Painting and staining

    Well.. I prefer not too. I guess its like sanding and sometimes you have to do it.

    I just think it is tedious work.. heh... Funny though, I can work on fitting a small piece of wood all day. But I always shy away from painting.

    Here is one reason that just came to mind. I was doing a job for this lady who had a church pew that she wanted me to work on. It was sagging in the middle and I had to make a leg for it. Well, I made the leg and stained it. No problem till I moved the can of stain and it went all over her pine floor. Luckily she wasn't home! What do I do? I get paper towels, get it up, and blend in what I can.

    My best friend lives in the house now (renting), and we laugh about it now. I'm very clumsy sometimes...

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