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Old 27-04-2010, 18:47   #16
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find the price of the wood then subtract that from the total cost divide whats left by the hours it takes to build have a good laugh then go find an honest carpenter and get the job done.
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Old 27-04-2010, 19:15   #17
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You know, for a quality work of art, that price is legit. I have a good friend who does that sort of thing (but in houses) and the last walnut table he did sits 6, took 70+ hours for the butterfly joining, milling, finishing, etc...... not to mention he has stored and dried the wood for the past 10 years. these tables go upwards of $20,000, but have more character than a flat piece of wood.
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Oh, just go to Ikea and get a piece of butcherblock counter top!
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Old 29-04-2010, 07:50   #19
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Oh, just go to Ikea and get a piece of butcherblock counter top!
Thats a great idea! I love creativity solving a problem!

At home I nneded to fill a large appliance hole in a counter top and was quoted $1000 for a slab of Corian cut to size.

But I got a stone mason with an off cutt of real marble to do it for $300. And the marble has a trace of pure gold in it... it sets off the kitchen

Butcherblock counter top nicely varnished could look terrific.
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Good crotches?
Nice figures?
Can someone explain the terminology you're using?
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Bid is the word!

Did you get a written estimate? I'd love to see you get some other 'bids' and them make a coulage with that one centered in a picture frame. That is so nuts!
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Found another solution

Was shopping at the local big box home improvement store yesterday for a table top for a cockpit table. I want something 42" x 24" that I can install and remove as needed. They have pre-made table tops in stain-grade wood - looks like scraps of hardwood flooring. I got one 48" x 24" that I can cut down for about $25, and nice looking. Seems sturdy and stable, too. About 3/4" thick. With some hardware and finish I'll have a nice table for about $60.
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