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post #1 of 21 Old 11-30-2011, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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New guy from Texas

I'm from the DFW Texas area, and I'm new here, and relatively new to woodworking. I'm slightly more experienced at general carpentry.

I'm building myself a cabin in the woods of Oklahoma, and I'm starting to make some furniture to go inside. So far I made a set of bunk beds for my son, and I am starting on a queen size bookshelf headboard for my room. I hope to build a dresser to go underneath as well.

Her's a few pictures of the cabin. I have many more if anyone wants to see them...
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welcome to the forum. nice work

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Welcome to wood talk. And good luck on your cabin. Looks nice. Keep us posted.

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Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting into the detail work and the furnishings.
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Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting into the detail work and the furnishings.
Are you building log furniture?

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The beds I've done so far have just been from dimensional lumber. My wife and looked at some log furniture last week made from cedar. I have quite a bit of cedar on the land, so I've been thinking about harvesting some and giving it a try.
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My building background started in Decks and went to New Homes. But my mainstay is Architecture.
I appreciate a simple clean look. Nice work.

(the pier foundation would never pass code here in the "great white north", even though there was a time when it was legal, and my own home was originally on cedar posts.)
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My building background started in Decks and went to New Homes. But my mainstay is Architecture.
I appreciate a simple clean look. Nice work.

(the pier foundation would never pass code here in the "great white north", even though there was a time when it was legal, and my own home was originally on cedar posts.)
Thanks. I designed the place myself, and my wife and I have done everything but install the septic tank ourselves. We're in an unincorporated area, so there have been no permits needed and no inspections done. I'm an engineer for a small city, so I have access to code books and have tried to follow them as best we could.
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Your cabin looks really beautiful. It's amazing that you can design the place and build that with just two people. Good job.

Since you're already experience in related field, woodworking shouldn't be difficult for you.
When your projects are finish, we are waiting to see it in "Project Showcase" section.

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DFW here too. Your cabin looks great. Looks like you got it dried in just in time. Welcome!
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DFW here too. Your cabin looks great. Looks like you got it dried in just in time. Welcome!
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Are you building log furniture?
Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Been busy. Yes I build log furniture. Most rustic log and slabs.

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Disregard that post. I'm tired. I tout he was asking if I build log furniture. Da

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Looks great, definitely post some pictures of the furniture as you complete it.
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Thanks. I haven't been able to make any progress in the last month. Busy skiing in Taos now...

I guess I need to get my priorities right.
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Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Been busy. Yes I build log furniture. Most rustic log and slabs.
I'd like to see some of your log furniture. I have a lot of timber on my place, and a lot of cedar that I've thought about trying to use.
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I'd like to see some of your log furniture. I have a lot of timber on my place, and a lot of cedar that I've thought about trying to use.
Hey how are things going. Good to see you back. I don't have an album here to look at but, make a lot of tables & benches
Just a quick one.



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Walnut slab bench with bow tie inlays.



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Matching cherry slab bedside tables, also
With bow tie inlays.

I have a bunch others. To much to list.

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Thanks. I like that bench. Something like that would look great outside my place.
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