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    Here are some pics of part of my latest project at work. The material is called LVL (I dont know what thats short for) The stuff looks as if they glued a unit of plywood together and ripped it, so all you see if the sides of the plys. I picture a couple desingers having a few drinks and thinking of crazy stuff, when one says "hey, lets sell them the endgrain of the plywood" The stuff is HEAVY too. On the big cabinet there are several pieces of 2 1/4" thick parts. The hydraulic lift bench I have, has a weight limit of 500 lbs. I was definately pushing the limits with this cab.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...k/100_0380.jpg
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  • #2
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    nice cabinet.

    even nicer shop

    i pictured you as a home depot employee with your name.

    sure doesn't look like home depot to me

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
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      Nice shop, I agree with rick, I though you were a home depot employee also, no offense, my wife loves the cabinet, drop ship?
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      Robert

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      • #4
        Re: An interior designers joke

        LVL stands for Laminated Veneer Lumber IIRC.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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        • #5
          Re: An interior designers joke

          Thanks guys.

          I work in a cabinetmaking shop during the day. Ive been doing that for 17 years now. At night and weekends I put the "Orange Apron" on.

          This house is full of the LVL. They have it on the wall panels, cabinet doors, finished end panels on the cabs. I also put a 16' long countertop out of the 2 1/4", that thing is going to put someone in the hospital. I dont bring my camera to work often, and I rarely see the stuff after it goes out. Ive heard this place has some kind of natural steel siding, that is supposed to rust?

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          • #6
            Re: An interior designers joke

            We have an interstate highway that goes through part of a park here. The gaurd rails on that section of hwy were unplated so they would rust and blend in with the natural scenery. Actually works very well.
            info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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            • #7
              Re: An interior designers joke

              I recall seeing a Frank Lloyd Wright home at the Smithsonian Institute (a traveling exhibit) which was designed and built for low income/ families with space conservation in mind. As I recall it had a fair amount of this style material or at least, the forerunner of it, in the furnishings and cabinetry. So, that would put the original 'idea' back in the 30's +/_. The guy was odd but a genius at any rate.
              Later,
              Chiz
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              • #8
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                Im beginning to like the actual cabinets that Ive made with this stuff, but the fact that the house house has wall panels with it also just seems like too much. Its supposed to get shown in some architectural mag sometime. I hope the salesman lets me know what mag it is. Today I found out that the open bookshelf might not be right. No one verified some dimensions on it. I already called first dibs

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                • #9
                  Re: An interior designers joke

                  Good deal, Orange. It sure is a nice-lookin cabinet!

                  LVL is way dense...I can't imagine having wall panels in that stuff. I don't see any advantage of that over drywall. Actually, drywall has a higher fire rating and I think I'd prefer that.
                  I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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                  • #10
                    Re: An interior designers joke

                    If this place ever catches fire, there is no way it would be even worth the FD going into. With the weight of the LVL that is going into this place I wonder (with no real knowledge of the facts) if they had to provide stronger footings for the foundation.

                    Id really like to see more of this house. I could get the address, but the owners live right next to the house, so I couldnt sneak around too much. The house is along the lakefront and Im guessing they tore down an existing home to build this place. About a month ago when we started this job, they rushed an incomplete drawing to me and told me to start cutting it. I said OK, but I knew this was special order stuff ( IE Big $$$$ ) so I wanted to make a complete cut list. They said thats fine, as long as it looks like Im cutting cabinets, when the homeowner comes in later that day. I expected a mid 40s couple, it turns out, the guy is about 75 years old.

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                    • #11
                      Re: An interior designers joke

                      BUMP

                      I got some pics from one of the salesman today. They arent the best shots but it was still cool to see installed. I see all sorts of things I dont like in them though, but I think I notice things more than other people do sometimes, because I know how they should be.

                      Kitchen

                      Kitchen

                      One of the monster that was on my bench before, now installed.

                      Above monster (at the top of the stairs) from the backside. The side at the ground floor is the side of the first pic of kitchen cabs.

                      Wall panels

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