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Offline Mike Chrest

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Built on Site
« on: February 19, 2007, 10:54 PM »
Hi Folks,
   Since Festool has been so very very nice to me lately ;D I thought I would share what their tools allowed me to accomplish on my last remodel project. Basically I used the plunge saw, 1000 & 1400 routers, Rotex, and rectangle sander to build all the cabinets in this office suite of this historic Queen Anne here in Rochester. All cabinets were built on site. The crown,base,and caseing were custom milled (jobbed out, no Festools) to match the existing trim in the rest of the house. These rooms were totally gutted to the studs. All the old looking trim is new.
   The boxes are cherry or birch plywood and face frames are solid cherry or painted poplar. I did use a portable table saw with Rousseau table for thin rips and a Hitachi SCMS for the crown, but if someone wants to loan me a Kapex for testing ;) I would be happy to give it a thorough work out.
    I also used a boat load of biscuits on this job, for some reason I think they will be Dominos next project. ;D
Mike
« Last Edit: February 19, 2007, 11:46 PM by Mike_Chrest »

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Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 10:59 PM »
Other view. Lighting not so good. Windows are 8ft tall.

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 11:07 PM »
Office room. Everything in here is painted poplar and birch.

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 11:10 PM »
Opposite view. This used to be a closet, but they wanted files.

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 11:15 PM »
New closet in bedroom.

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 11:22 PM »
Awesome sink made by Lou Kubicka and Stevan Veljkovic. Plumbing by yours truly. ::) Don't tell the inspector.

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 11:33 PM »
There is a kitchen-ette also but money was getting tight so we went with Akia cabinets.

Offline Dan Clark

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2007, 11:37 PM »
Very nice looking!!!  Great job!

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 07:36 AM »
Mike,
Excellent work!

I'm about to begin two projects in my own house that are similar to the ones in your "cherry bookcase" photo.  Thanks for taking the time to put these up here.

Stay in touch,
Matthew
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007, 07:03 PM »
Mike and Matthew,

I enjoyed several of the early photo entries by Mike, but I cannot get any of the photos posted in his later entries to open or enlarge.  Mike, did you use a different method to capture and post your later shots, beginning with the one showing the white painted bookcase?
Friends, family and Festools make for a good retirement.  PCs...I'm not so sure.

Offline Mike Chrest

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Re: Built on Site
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2007, 08:15 PM »
Hi Dave,
   No, all photos were the same (Kodak easy share)??? They enlarge when I click on them. Strange. I'm not very computer literate. Maybe someone else can help. Ask the guys in the Forum Software section?
Mike