I've got a mini-gloat and a question.
I don't have a shop setup right now, so I can't make much these
days. A lot of the furniture in our house is pretty ghetto.
Normally, I'd hardly ever buy any furniture at IKEA. But I was there
during their sale, and whoa, I found this oak table:
For $200! Finally, a table which can seat all of our guests when
we have a lot of people over for dinner. No more tiny ghetto table!
But gloat-karma wouldn't let me get away with such a simple plan.
A table that's almost 7' long is stupid big for daily use. It pretty
much dominates the room (duh).
But I am a tight-fisted guy, and not willing to give up so easily
on my hard-won (ok, accidental) windfall.
Issue #182 of FWW gave me the idea that I could have a cabinet shop
cut two 12" leaves out of the tabletop and aprons. Then I could
install table slides and alignment pins from Rockler. (The table
top is a glue-up sort of random-plank, not a solid cut of oak, so
I'm not too concerned about wood movement?)
How much should I expect to pay the cabinet shop? What's a fair price?
Marco E. Nicosia | http://www.escape.org/~marco/ | email@example.com
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