So here’s my office for the next few weeks on the corner of 67th and 3rd. Nothing like fabricating and installing custom millwork on the sidewalks of NYC.
Almost there, not the easiest chair to improve upon or reproduce #wood #woodworking #finewoodworking #chair #cherry #furniture #finefurniture #handmade #reproduce #maloof #stephenharris #cdnww #heirloom
Custom bathroom vanity - a birch carcass with raised panels of reclaimed oak (salvaged from oak steps and an oak handrail). The top is from a salvaged oak table. It’s going to be topped with a white porcelain pedestal sink and a brass spout. Used a recently acquired adjustable tenon and rail router bit set from Freud to make the door. Pictures soon to come of the completed installation.
The new slider is in. Had to downsize the previous opening. Pre-installed the window in a “Dudley-Box” and then mounted the “Dudley-Box to the exterior sheathing (see Fine Home Building Issue).
The new floor is finally in place after having replaced the sub-floor, installed HardieBacker 500, and replaced the waste pipe. The remainder of the work will take place in the room beneath the bathroom (so that we can get access back to the only shower in the house as soon as possible). I’ll be gutting the room underneath the bathroom down to the studs due to water damage and to facilitate the installation of all new waster and water lines down to the basement. I’ll also sister all the joists and replace all the damaged drywall. I’m hoping the Carpenter Ants didn’t make their way from the bathroom on the second floor to the room underneath…
What started out as a very simple installation of a new floor has turned into some serious renovation work thanks to the discovery or extensive water damage, carpenter ants, and very poorly installed plumbing (which was how the leak began in the first place). The entire subfloor will need to be replaced along with the plumbing (all the way back to the basement). Most of the joists will need to be sistered and I haven’t even opened the exterior wall yet…
Raised panels are complete now that the paint is completed and the maple trim is in place!
The new knee-wall is coming together well. The previous railing had grown quite wobbly due to a lack of blacking in the floor and wall. Thanks to new blocking and some timber screw this wall is rock solid. I was able to cut a lot of the material right in place with a Festool TS55R.