Thread: My first commissioned piece
08-01-2006, 06:41 AM #1
- Chris (36)
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- Oct 2005
- Garner, NC
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My first commissioned piece
So I was talking to one of the girls at work and mentioned that I'm into woodworking. I showed her the pictures of my bar and the cabinet that I made in John's class. She asked if I'd build her an end table. This is the one that she wants.
She wants it slightly wider (26") and with two doors. I've talked her into using european hinges and deleting the latch that she wasn't that crazy about anyway. She wants it made out of oak. The back, bottom and a single adjustable shelf will be made from plywood. I figure it's not all that different from the cabinet in made in John's class.
I'm not really looking to make a profit, just to get some practice so I told her that I'd just charge her for materials. I don't feel that I've go the skills yet to charge someone for my work so this is essentially a chance to get someone else to pay for my practice work. She said that time's not an issue too, so that helps.
Now all I need is use of a planer and a bandsaw for the bottoms..."If you can't learn to do something well, learn to enjoy doing it poorly."
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