How to avoid remodeling the bathroom...

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  1. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    Ok so I have to do another bathroom in our house. It's demoed to the studs and I have lifted the ceiling, but I hate pulling wire and am looking for any excuse before I dive into the electrical. Because this was a short week, I kept my wife distracted by completing a couple off-projects.

    (1) I made a couple of walnut cutting boards for the kitchen to match our cabinets:

    work1.jpg

    (2) I completed an art wall in the family room for photos:

    work2.jpg

    (3) I built a walnut speaker case for our center speaker over the TV. This is one of those mobile TV mounts that you can drop down a couple of feet off the wall so that you can watch movies at lower level, if you so desire. I had to not only build the speaker case, but the hardware to mount it on the TV mount:

    work3.jpg

    I guess tomorrow I am stuck pulling wire :(
     
  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Wow, beautiful work! You’d like my hubby, he’s super into wood and metal work. He made a cutting board out of olive.
     
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  3. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    I was glad she wanted a couple of plain cutting boards of 100% walnut. The last one I made her for a Mother's Day gift was sapelle and sugar maple... and it took me 10x as long :) Though I agree that the design may be a little too busy for some tastes :)

    cuttingbrd.jpg
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I swept up some leaves today.
     
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  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
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    Santa Cruz 5010
    Oh my gosh, that must have been tough to get the pieces cut perfectly! So cool:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: do you use a lathe too?
     
  6. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
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  7. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Very cool
     
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  8. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    No lathe. Not because I wouldn't like to, but because I don't have enough room in my garage for all the tools! As it is, I can barely squeeze everything in.
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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  10. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    I've got another big kitchen project coming up when I finish the bathroom. I'm going to be building a banquette (built-in seating) and possibly a table for the kitchen eating area. There is no shortage of work for me for the next few months, LOL!
     
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  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Maybe that’s a good thing to be out of space, my husband had a shop built and has now filled it with machinery and tools:thumbsdown: it can get out of control IMO:Roflmao
     
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  12. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    Yes. With furniture it gets a little out of control. I made a rocking chair for my dad, and with our kitchen remodel I started working with our cabinetry guys to do all the other woodwork (baseboards, fireplace mantle, etc) in matching walnut. Now my wife wants me to do a banquette and kitchen table - and she is already asking about the master bathroom. I don't doubt once I get all that done she will find some other project, LOL! At least I can say we are running out of bathrooms!

    chair1.jpg
     
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  13. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Oh my gosh, that is beautiful!
     
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  14. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Custom XTR 29er
    My wife likes her curves :) When I built our outdoor kitchen she said she wanted a curved front. I patiently explained to her that curved work is exponentially more difficult than square/rectangular work. She looked at me and said "So?" :)
     
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  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Lol, perpetual “honey do” list!
     
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  16. Chevrolegs

    Chevrolegs Member

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    Bakersfield, ca.
    Name:
    Steven
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    Bronson
    I mowed the lawn today... wiped me out!
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Your work is exquisite - and as the manly man I am, I don't use that term lightly!



    Now I must return to my pedicure and wine spritzer. :oops:
     
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