Everything you are about to see is “Easy” with the right stuff.
We, the few of us left, were taught by the best doing a four year apprenticeship that included night school, two hours a night, two nights a week. From survey to turn key, we had to learn it all. Then the union sold us out to laid off Detroit Auto Workers in 1975. The apprenticeship program was transformed into how to apply sunscreen, how to go on strike, how many laborers do you need to carry a 2×4 and how to avoid blisters on your hands.
I loved working with this bamboo plywood, most fun I had in years.
Built in panels to fit.
Cute little bar with some left over bamboo scraps.
This item was 4′x10′ before some whittling, now 32″x15′ for a table.
This past year I been playing Fix It Man after installers do all they can on a job, I go in to finish, repair, re-engineer, what ever it takes to complete the project. Had to make a filler panel here that got lost or forgotten. Some projects require all forty plus years of experience to come up with a cure.
Had to make a new piece of base and remove what the installers hacked up with what appears to be a sawzall OR chainsaw.
Above are drawpulls I whittled for kids room above them, a solid Maple Vanity for Master Bath.
Jo-Go’s Pub in Jupiter, built Cypress soffit above bar and the entire bar. See “Jo-Go” incorporated into the Cypress top left photo.
130 foot long radius counter at Grand Island Tropical Gym in Stuart. Designed daily with owner, top is inlaid with thousands of Bamboo pieces, lower is Oak cabinets and doors I built to follow the radius.
A Bamboo cabinet for the Boss at the gym
Another BamBoo counter top at the Gym, $400.00 per sheet.
Above left, private bar and hiden gun vault for one lawyer in Stuart, above right a kitchen nook and kids bedroom furniture for another lawyer here.
Above left a local Historic Restoration, right a new house, built all the blocks, pegs, dental, crown and sun arches from Cypress.
Left is a back room, roof rafters and T&G Pine, everything else is Cypress. Right is private bar, radius, copper front, resign Cypress top.
Install job required some modification, didn’t fit, used photo editing software to clone bottom up 2″ for customer to see, plan change. Click to enlarge and see.
Yes, I install tree’s too!
Installed a floor, had to re-cut and re-do the tongue & grooves to install.
More “Stressed Stuff” installed.
This started out as a hog-pen around a hundred years ago, when I gutted it two partitions were actually horizontal fencing with teeth marks and all that were added to. Once I chased all the rats away was able to clean it up and make an office building from it, needed a porch so built one totally from old weathered lumber laying about the property.
Office behind that cabinet above
Another pic from that flooring job, some of the cutting to maintain that 3 1/2″ border on the edges.
Up-Date on the Tree, added some Sawed Timber Shelves to it.
Project Completed for the time,
All Photos are clickable thumbs to enlarge.