Originally Posted by t6902wf
That last photo is from a professional cabinet shop.
The white rack in the background is used to let cabinet doors dry. It appears he either owns a cabinet shop or he subs it out. Either way they do nice work.
I do all the designs, woodworking aside from the CNC work, and finishing myself. I do have help when needed, and I have a partnership with two other businesses. One is a fully equipped machine shop, with CNC milling capabilities (located on the same premises, there are 2-4 people working here between the wood shop and machine shop), and the other is a kitchen cabinet shop with finishing and CNC routering capabilities (7-8 people there). We all do work for each other, specific to our abilities. It has been a very good arrangement and gives all of us the ability to offer our customers with a wide variety of services, as well as integrating wood and metal into cabinetry and speaker designs.
Looks great. I love the colour of padauk, but the dust is a pain (it's an irritant). It'll darken quite a bit over time. Oxidation changes padauk quite a bit to a sort of blood red/brown colour.
Paduak is one of my favorite woods, I like how it works and the color is so nice. It can be somewhat irritating though, mostly seems to dry out the eyes.
Nathan, are you build to order only, or do you keep a small inventory? I would love to stop by to see, and maybe even hear, some of your work next time I'm down your way visiting family. I could definitely see some Funky Waves in my future.
We mostly build to order but we do have a showroom and always have a good selection of products to demo, as well as samples of finishes etc. If you call or email when you know when you would like to come I can let you know what all we have set up at the time.
that sub looks fantastic mr. funk. just curious, after the routing of the roundovers, how was the glue cleaned from the veneer.
warp, i think you can say that you got your money's worth there! the roundover option really provides a "finished" look.
I am careful not to get much glue on the veneer and with proper sanding what does get on can be removed, using the right grits on the specific wood as well as the type of backing pad used on the sander make all the difference, experience is important, and almost every wood requires different treatment.
Thank you all for the complements.