easy and cheaper way to have something built?

Hello, I am an architecture student with interest in furniture design. I've designed a dining table which I'd like to have it built. I would either like to do the entire thing my self (but alas, I cant seem to find any schools in Toronto area that offer night/weekend courses) or have it built by someone else with my input and help.
Is there anyone out there with an interest in furniture design that would be willing to take this on as a project for a fee? Unfortunatly, I just started working so cant really afford to pay you big bucks like some companies might (but hey, trust me, you'll love the design:)
I am thinking if you are a senior student this might work best for both of us. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon. apkesh
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try looking in high schools for night woodworking courses.

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OCAD used to offer evening/summer courses in the woodshop, but I'm unsure what they offer now. You might want to try calling/stopping by the shop there just to see if there is someone interested. Another option, Central Tech (Bathurst and Harbord) probably has something available.
Let me know how you make out.
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Any luck in finding a place in a woodworking class?
Is the table in solid wood? What sort of timeline are you looking at for completion? If you are still looking by next week, contact me.
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no luck so far in finding schools that teach woodworking in Toronto. I called George brown and found out the course got filled 2 months ago. I guess it's quite popular. The basic description of the table would be it's a table for 8 (3 each side X 2 at head table) I am just looking into getting the table built first, will think about the chairs after. As for material I really wanted to get it built using "antique" reclaimed wood or floor boards from old factories - I am doing my inquiry in to acquiring some. I like the idea of it since it tells a story. There is no fancy carvings or any of that for that matter, the legs are tapered and will have stainless steel base which I think I can order online. What do you think of it so far?
I don't mind it getting it built by someone else with my input, but unfortunately I am not in a position to dish out thousands $, only a few hundred and the love for design which I can share with you. Anyone interested please contact me. I live in Toronto.
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On 11 Dec 2003 06:07:32 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Apkesh) wrote:

What yer market gonna be?...if yer mixin' old boards and stainless.
Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season...
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Have you approached the Toronto School Board to see if there are adult woodworking courses available in any of their schools during the evenings? Does the city board of recreation offer any woodworking courses?
From the description of the design, seems to be a fair size table. Designing it with leaves (or leaf)?
Does the stainless steel base also include the apron?

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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Apkesh) wrote in message

Neat project...
Realistically speaking, a budget of few hundred dollars means you are in the market for someone willing to build your table for free. if you cannot find student in a furnituremaking program, perhaps there's a woodworkers' club or association around Toronto that could solicit interest among its hobbyist members.
Here's a place that's about a mile from where I am that sells reclaimed wood: www.longleaflumber.com --I'm sure there must be something similar near you....This stuff is more expensive than new, not less, by the way. With a few hundred dollars to spend, the choices may be using something more prosaic or doing the reclaiming yourself from a demolition dumpster.
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sorry for not being clear enough. I am thinking of spending around C$250 dollars building it, which does not exclud material cost Am I too neive in expecting to have someone build this or me for this much? I was hoping if I get a senior student, or a hobbiest, who is more interested in design than making a profit it might work out. I am a designer with architecture background and I am also prepared to work on building it. The only thing is I dont have the big $$ to spend it...
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Apkesh wrote:

If materials run $100 and it takes less than 10 hours you may find someone willing to help you out for $250.
Be warned, price goes up by 25% if you want to watch, 50% if you want to offer suggestions that will be discarded, and the price at least doubles if you want to help.
For a hobbyist the result of their work is their profit. What your asking is for someone to basically do free work.
You were being clear, this is the nicest answer I could come up with.
Go to your local wood worker shops and supply places, shop your 'free labor' idea, see what reaction you get. You'll probably get a reaction more like what I really want to write which is somewhat ... harsh.
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On 9 Dec 2003 12:35:10 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Apkesh) wrote:

A person that 'love(s) the design' may eventually USE the design.
You should look into your national patent laws...and how to protect yourself...before you venture any further.
Good luck.
Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season...
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