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Offline Andrew Svec

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walnut highboy
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:49 PM »
hey everybody

this is my first post so bear with me.  i have always wanted to post on the fog but have never had something that i thought worthy.  i have been using festool for three years now and it has really changed the way i think about the process of building furniture. the domino has always been my favorite and i wanted to show off the beauty of the domino.  the piece took 9 weeks and is made of solid black walnut with the drawer boxes out of european beech to match the dominos the finish is dull rubbed lacquer.  all of the joinery in the cabinet is exposed to show off the "anatomy" of the cabinet.  hope you guys like it

 
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 12:01 AM by City2000 »

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 12:42 AM »
First Let me say welcome to Fog....

Having said That what a absolutely awesome piece of furniture you created. This piece shows off your cabinetry work at it best and I love the anatomical consruction to show off the Domino usage at its best

I can say you have joined in with ranks of many who will appreciate your design and execution for sure  [welcome]

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 12:49 AM »
Dude, seriously this is wicked cool!  That's a lot of figuring...kudos to you!  I like the look of that finish on the walnut as well!

Welcome to the FOG!

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 05:38 AM »
That's got a very haunting, almost exposed / skeletal feel to it. Certainly provokes an emotion. From the small pic I thought "hmm, ok - it's classical", then I saw the detail  [scared]


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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 05:51 AM »
Lovey work! It must have taken a lot of work to get all the joints nice and even the way you have left them opened

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 06:49 AM »
Festool should buy that piece off you to put it in their Domino showroom.
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 09:49 AM »
Amazing work City2000!!  Talk about woodwork and artwork coming together.  I agree with Reiska, that's a piece that Festool should scoop up to show off!  Any other pieces you plan on making with the exposed domino design? 
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 12:09 PM »
 hope you guys like it

Love it!

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 01:13 PM »
all of the joinery in the cabinet is exposed to show off the "anatomy" of the cabinet.  hope you guys like it

Nice work, and execution. The irony of this piece is very amusing (i.e. Claes Oldenburg) - modern joinery contrasted with traditional design. I think it's fun to look at. It looks like all the hot air from the puffed up Highboy is blowing out of the cabinet.
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 02:21 PM »
Wow…

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Offline skids

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 07:36 PM »
Holy Smokes!!     [eek]

Amazing.
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 09:57 PM »
The piece is nice, but with all of the exposed jointery, it looks weird [2cents]

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 10:52 PM »
Festool should buy that piece off you to put it in their Domino showroom.
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Offline ScotF

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2013, 01:17 AM »
Welcome and I like this piece -- something new and different, which is nice.  Thanks for sharing!

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Offline skids

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013, 08:35 AM »
Festool should buy that piece off you to put it in their Domino showroom.

Yep! And he should make sure and put a nice premium on it like Festool does to us!!
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Offline Andrew Svec

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2013, 08:40 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback everyone !!! If anybody is interested and in the Chicago area, the piece will be in a gallery tonight from 6-9 and will be shown with other pieces of an anatomical nature.  The show is from 6-9 at 1907 n mendell in Chicago.

Again it is so cool to hear all your comments good and bad ( I'm looking at you facebook [smile])

All the feedback has been fantastic


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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2013, 08:42 AM »
If you go to Festool USA's Facebook page (  https://www.facebook.com/Festool?fref=ts   ) and read the comments regarding this piece you will find out that this piece was done for an art show.

Peter

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Offline ScotF

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2013, 10:07 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback everyone !!! If anybody is interested and in the Chicago area, the piece will be in a gallery tonight from 6-9 and will be shown with other pieces of an anatomical nature.  The show is from 6-9 at 1907 n mendell in Chicago.

Again it is so cool to hear all your comments good and bad ( I'm looking at you facebook [smile])

All the feedback has been fantastic



Is it only on display tonight?  Or will it be longer?  I was just in Chicago this week and I will be back the week after next...

Scot

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2013, 12:21 PM »
Kev, this is the second time in as many days that I whole heartedly agree with your comments.  Haunting is the adjective that certainly comes to mind.  beautiful piece.  Saw it last night on Festool's Facebook page very late.  Reposted it onto ours with simply a "Holy Crap..."  Late at night the mind isn't as sharp and adjectives are sometimes at a loss.

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2013, 05:15 PM »
What a fantastic first post. Its weird to look at in an "oh its not glued up yet" type of way. As a piece of art its very Damien Hurst esc....... Thanks for posting and bending my little brain [eek]
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Offline VSM_4

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 10:33 PM »
Interesting project, thanks for posting!  It's playful, but shows craftsmanship at the same time.

Some of the comments on facebook are unfortunate, but to evoke a response (good or bad) is better than nothing at all went it comes to art.     

Hopefully you will share more projects. 
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2013, 10:58 PM »
I actually went to the show in Chicago on Saturday to see this piece. They did a great job of aligning all the dominos, revealing the carcass, with no glue squeeze-out.  I met one of the team that built it.  I think it was a team of 3 over several weeks that conceived and built it.

While not my style, I was very impressed with the work.  

There was a LOT of craftsmanship in the piece - nice grain matching, and a ton of thought on how to build a piece and allow for the spacing to show the structure.  it was a sprayed lacquer finish over the entire piece - glass was installed and masked for spraying after full assembly.  The drawers had plexiglass bottoms.  Walnut and beech.

I believe the price on the piece was $11K or $13K - not sure if it sold or not, but it garnered a lot of discussion.

it was an art exhibit, so this was the only piece of furniture in the show.  The shop that built the piece was http://sharchitecturedesignbuild.com/home.html

The exhibit was profiled here:  http://streetanatomy.com

neil
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013, 08:16 AM »
I am curious to know what something like this would cost to buy. I mean with the Dominos hidden like a normal piece of furniture.

I still think this piece is absolutely spectacular. It should go on a road show to schools and tradeshows.
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2013, 11:08 AM »
I actually went to the show in Chicago on Saturday to see this piece. They did a great job of aligning all the dominos, revealing the carcass, with no glue squeeze-out.  I met one of the team that built it.  I think it was a team of 3 over several weeks that conceived and built it.

While not my style, I was very impressed with the work.  

There was a LOT of craftsmanship in the piece - nice grain matching, and a ton of thought on how to build a piece and allow for the spacing to show the structure.  it was a sprayed lacquer finish over the entire piece - glass was installed and masked for spraying after full assembly.  The drawers had plexiglass bottoms.  Walnut and beech.

I believe the price on the piece was $11K or $13K - not sure if it sold or not, but it garnered a lot of discussion.

it was an art exhibit, so this was the only piece of furniture in the show.  The shop that built the piece was http://sharchitecturedesignbuild.com/home.html

The exhibit was profiled here:  http://streetanatomy.com

neil



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Offline Andrew Svec

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2013, 11:28 PM »
Hey everybody

Just want to say thanks to everybody On the FOG for all the great comments and the guys at festool for putting the pictures on facebook and in the latest sys-notes.  ( makes me wish I used my name in the first post [big grin].........I'm Andrew Svec by the way. I'm the shop manager at sharchitecture ( the link posted above)  Nice to meet you Internet...). I believe it's was skids who was asking about how much it would cost without the dominos exposed, I really couldn't say but my best guess would be closer to 10,000$ maybe 8000$ depending on the detailing.  thanks again everybody!!

Andrew

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2013, 12:45 AM »
Hey Andrew,

the leather pulls on your website are slick...

I think I'm gonna have to keep that one in the back of my head and use it one day. 
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2013, 10:36 PM »
all of the joinery in the cabinet is exposed to show off the "anatomy" of the cabinet.  hope you guys like it

Nice work, and execution. The irony of this piece is very amusing (i.e. Claes Oldenburg) - modern joinery contrasted with traditional design. I think it's fun to look at. It looks like all the hot air from the puffed up Highboy is blowing out of the cabinet.
Tim
Thanks, Tim, you nailed it as far as I'm concerned.  Very interesting and original concept, thanks for sharing it here.

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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2013, 07:08 PM »
Thanks vindingo

The leather pulls are some of my favorites to. Just a tip a old belt works great [big grin]

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« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2013, 07:54 PM »
That is really beautiful Andrew!  The wood is gorgeous and the execution is awesome too.  Thanks for sharing it.

Oh, by the way, welcome to the forum!  I'm about 80 miles Southwest of you.
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Re: walnut highboy
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2013, 10:20 PM »
MASSIVELY incredible work Andrew!!!!
You ARE gifted.
I am surprised Festool hasn't used that in one of their adverts.