This long time customer just bought a new home and had us removed 600sq ft of old carpet and installed new 5” oak flooring. So many doors and angles in this house made it fun to install. Customer was thrilled to get rid of the carpet. We did mahogany floors in their previous home along with many other projects. #flooring#oak#woodworking#peerlessrenovations
Given occasional proximity to small children, decided to wedge in the glass panels with museum putty and wood shims so the glass can be replaced without tearing apart the doors. Time will tell what shrinkage will look like. How handy to live in an earthquake prone area when you need something like this. #woodworking#modular#itcomesapart#preparedfortheworst
Ever make a gorgeous set of doors, or anything for that matter, and mess up your sizing? I did 🙋🏼 It took 254 sales to finally make this giant flub. When transferring height to the invoice I entered 81"H instead of 85" & that's what we went with. And so, we spent time creating a gorgeous set of 81"H barn doors, went to deliver them yesterday & on the way, realized the error while looking back at emails to reconfirm the address. I felt sick to my stomach, to say the least. I couldn't believe what had happened but we continued on. We met up with our client & explained the situation...apologized profusely & they took it extremely well. Told us it's not a big deal & it helped (a little). We decided to take one door in for them just to see, if by some miracle they would work. They didn't and so, being the good people that we are and making sure to maintain a solid reputation, we knew what had to be done. Without hesitation we told our client we would go shopping for new lumber that day. We would work to complete a new set & have it to them the following weekend. Out of pocket in lumber & labor for us to fix our mistake, but that's just what we have to do to make it right. In the end, we have to take something positive from this. Use it as another learning tool & hope our clients are happy with how the entire experience went, despite a little setback. We believe that in business, you've got to have good ethics & maintain a quality standard. This is what people will remember, not just your work. P.S. 2 Barn Doors for sale! 42.5"W x 81"H
Sunday morning working on the shave horse. Left over hard maple is what I have to work on it. So far the rails are American cherry, rear legs are Brazilian Cherry, front leg is Red Oak as well as seat and treadle. Then the platform, cheeks, platform center, head and swing arm are hard maple as well. First time for me to build one using up leftovers. #shavehorse#maine#handmade#connecticut#woodworking#craftsmanship
I spent yesterday tackling a few small projects around the shop. Installed the riser block on the bandsaw, put together a cross-cut sled for the table saw and started knocking out some small pieces for another (hopefully) quick project. I want to continue making progress on the Shaker side tables, but these things have been kicking around for awhile and it was time.
Sometimes you dont need an elaborate plan, or a technically drawing but, rather an idea, a napkin, or a post it. It's not about how to start, it's about having the drive, determination, and passion to keep pushing till the end! I will never get tired of looking at this table.