or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › The Home Ownership Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Home Ownership Thread - Page 210

post #3136 of 5753
Got the initial quotes and drawings for our proposed wine storage unit. More news to come...
post #3137 of 5753
Cool, that will be great to use.

I finished a couple small tables this week, I may post them up in the furniture thread.
post #3138 of 5753
628B0B53-5519-48F7-80E9-9496C139727C_zpshd17uszk.jpg

9E3DA8DE-D0D2-4F88-B92F-8FA36630B424_zpsn9jmstdx.jpg

DE897970-6E18-4711-88BA-911DEBC359F8_zpsid8de2wp.jpg

7AD74B54-16CA-4693-BBE3-B02C385C6894_zpsbzfeetsh.jpg
post #3139 of 5753

At what point do you not use a slab as the 2nd table uses 4 little inays to keep it together?  Also, any pics of the underside?  The first table looks like it is three legs and one support.

post #3140 of 5753
I'll post some pics tonight.

That second slab was set for the junk pile but my wife liked it and wanted a table made of it.

I tenoned the base in for additional support as well.
post #3141 of 5753
Damn, SG.. dat wood!

How much would a table like that cost? And how long does it take you to make something like that?

Edit: what's the purpose of those.. I don't know what the technical term is -- inlays..? The bowtie-looking pieces that are embedded into the surface?
post #3142 of 5753
Slab tables aren't really my thing, but I wish they were. I have access to a small bandsaw mill and could cut as many as I wanted. The hardwood around here's not so great though.

I've collected a fair number tools over the last couple of years, some new some old. Since I got real power to my shop I've been setting stuff up but not actually making anything. I am honestly afraid that I like tinkering with machines more than woodworking.
post #3143 of 5753
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Damn, SG.. dat wood!

How much would a table like that cost? And how long does it take you to make something like that?

Edit: what's the purpose of those.. I don't know what the technical term is -- inlays..? The bowtie-looking pieces that are embedded into the surface?

Thanks GF! these are just some tables I turned out for around the house so I wasn't keeping after the time exactly, but I believe took about 3 days each.

The smaller table is a really junk slab (even though the grain is really sweet, IMO) there is pith running through it in two spots. The wood immediately around pith is unstable, so the bow tie is there to keep the wood from splitting further apart during seasonal changes. The same consideration is made for cracks.

Pith is basically a void running down the center of the trunk and each branch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Slab tables aren't really my thing, but I wish they were. I have access to a small bandsaw mill and could cut as many as I wanted. The hardwood around here's not so great though.

I've collected a fair number tools over the last couple of years, some new some old. Since I got real power to my shop I've been setting stuff up but not actually making anything. I am honestly afraid that I like tinkering with machines more than woodworking.

Maybe you'll move into building tools, I know a couple people who turn out more tools that cabinets.

Slab tables were what originally attracted me to studio furniture when I was a kid, but I feel I have a threshold for them, meaning I do not need every table in my house to be a slab table.
post #3144 of 5753
^ Great table.

Everyone into engineered floors should run to Lumber Liqidators... I hear they are doing some deep deep discounts on the formaldehyde flooring. Buy real wood so you don't have to breathe the cancer.
post #3145 of 5753
^ They sell solid hardwood too.
post #3146 of 5753
You know laminate and engineered aren't the same thing, right?
post #3147 of 5753
I do. I was making the funny.
post #3148 of 5753
So...for anyone who actually knows: to what extent is that CBS report bullshit?

Whenever I see something complaining about formaldehyde, I tend to be skeptical. It is a favorite compound of the scare-mongerers since it is used on dead people and sounds scary...but when it is in your vaccines or your plastics as a necessary ingredient, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal.

I saw something say that some samples were more than 13X the *california* limit. But maybe california has crazy limits like they do with everything else?

I wouldn't be surprised if the chinese were happily exporting overly toxic products...but its not like you are chewing on your floorboards.
post #3149 of 5753
Quote:
Originally Posted by otc View Post

So...for anyone who actually knows: to what extent is that CBS report bullshit?

Whenever I see something complaining about formaldehyde, I tend to be skeptical. It is a favorite compound of the scare-mongerers since it is used on dead people and sounds scary...but when it is in your vaccines or your plastics as a necessary ingredient, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal.

I saw something say that some samples were more than 13X the *california* limit. But maybe california has crazy limits like they do with everything else?

I wouldn't be surprised if the chinese were happily exporting overly toxic products...but its not like you are chewing on your floorboards.


I trust corporations and Chinese manufacturing implicitly.
post #3150 of 5753
Quote:
Originally Posted by otc View Post

So...for anyone who actually knows: to what extent is that CBS report bullshit?

Whenever I see something complaining about formaldehyde, I tend to be skeptical. It is a favorite compound of the scare-mongerers since it is used on dead people and sounds scary...but when it is in your vaccines or your plastics as a necessary ingredient, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal.

I saw something say that some samples were more than 13X the *california* limit. But maybe california has crazy limits like they do with everything else?

I wouldn't be surprised if the chinese were happily exporting overly toxic products...but its not like you are chewing on your floorboards.
Quote:
“We believe that 60 Minutes used an improper test method in its reporting that is not included in CARB’s regulations and does not measure a product according to how it is actually used by consumers,” the retailer said. “Our chairman addressed the differences and our position on the test methodology but 60 Minutes chose not to include it.”

CBS’s “60 Minutes” reportedly tested the retailer’s floorings in several states for levels of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical. CBS reportedly found that out of the 31 samples tested, only one was compliant, according to Reuters.

http://fortune.com/2015/03/02/lumber-liquidators-60-minutes/

I implicitly trust news shows not to do things like use non-standard test methodologies or attach model rocket engines to gas tanks to make them explode.

Who to trust? I will wait for reputable testing agency to report.

Edit: no hound in this fight as I don't own the stock, don't have their flooring, nor am I planning to change my flooring or building an addition where I have something personal invested in my floor choice.
Edited by Piobaire - 3/3/15 at 8:48am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › The Home Ownership Thread