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In Search of A Carpenter; Need a Farm Table and Built-In Shelves - April 18, 2017, 11:36 AM

I know we have some excellent wood butchers on here (OTB, C2H, etc.). Would anyone be interested in picking up a commission?

Helping a friend with 3 kids who doesn't want to be bothered with a traditional dining room table & chairs.

World Market or Restoration Hardware would be great and a fairly easy buy, but also obscenely expensive. A custom carpenter quoted him on the work, but the man seemed to be more interested in his own vision of 'what he needed' and delivered an exorbitant quote featuring embarrassing mark-ups on a linear foot of wood (i.e. guy was quoting prices in line with using Teak or Cocobola for reclaimed Pine. ).


(1) One farm table able to seat 10, and 2 benches able to seat 5 people each minimum.

(2) Two built in shelves to go in a main living room.

I'll get concept pictures, location pictures, and dimensions a bit later but wanted to put the feeler out to see if anyone would be interested in taking on this kind of work?



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I made this table but I don't do commissioned work. I just build for myself and family/friends.
This table has a 4" top that was a beam in a barn in PA. The legs are 3/16" thick steel. The whole table weighs about 320lbs. The chairs are from restoration hardware.





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Always love a chance to make one-off stuff. As long as nobody is in a hurry.Keep me in the loop.
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I made this table but I don't do commissioned work. I just build for myself and family/friends.
This table has a 4" top that was a beam in a barn in PA. The legs are 3/16" thick steel. The whole table weighs about 320lbs. The chairs are from restoration hardware.






C'mon David. We're friends. And if not that, I'm fairly certain we may be Eskimo Brothers based on women we both happened to know. Will keep you in mind.



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Good deal. I'll get more exacts later and fill you in.



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Below are conceptual images of what he would like.

Farm Table:
- Herringbone layout if the cost / complexity doesn't take it out of budget boundary.
If so, he can happily live with straight planks or reclaimed wood planks.
- 28" high x 8.5 ft length x 3.5ft wide
- Tables and benches finished in a grey walnut, satin finish.

Built-in:
- Center opening large enough to accommodate a 65" TV and 6" sound bar which will be mounted below the TV.
- Finished in gloss dove white.




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That built in is probably about a $4,000 job done right, by a skilled carpenter. He better take his ass to Ikea.
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That built in is probably about a $4,000 job done right, by a skilled carpenter. He better take his ass to Ikea.
Could be.

They moved in recently and I have a feeling this is the 'forever home' - or at a minimum at least until all 3 kids are done with college 18 years from now.

The home is relatively new build (< 5 years) and has a moderately open floorplan. The main living room faces the open kitchen, large sunroom extension off the kitchen, and sight lines into the formal dining room.

Ikea is probably the cheapest solution but he wants to do the house justice and leave the Ikea Lego kits for other rooms that are not as front facing or centerpieces.

Plus he's the kind of guy who appreciates craftsmanship and presentation. I've watched him spend days drilling holes in walls and channeling Cat-6, speaker wire and HDMI lines then patching and painting it all up so that all cables are hidden and clean.


Something I love to see, but personally don't have the patience to do.



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That built in is probably about a $4,000 job done right, by a skilled carpenter. He better take his ass to Ikea.
In MDF. Pine, add 30%, hardwoods add 50-100% depending on what he wants. Built in 6 pieces, finished, transported and assembled in place.

The chevron table is doable reasonably. Drop me a pm so we can talk specifics.


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In MDF. Pine, add 30%, hardwoods add 50-100% depending on what he wants. Built in 6 pieces, finished, transported and assembled in place.

The chevron table is doable reasonably. Drop me a pm so we can talk specifics.
4000 for that? In MDF with a paint finish? And delivered/installed in place? Now that's a deal!


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I figured my estimate was low. I almost said $6,000.

I passed this guy on the road the other day. https://www.builtins.com/
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I figured my estimate was low. I almost said $6,000.

I passed this guy on the road the other day. https://www.builtins.com/
Thanks. I'll pass this along.
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