Hello everyone. I’m a millworker and an oil painter. Also, I have previously framed a barn.
I need the help of an apprentice carpenter and general assistant. I intend to build several free standing cabinets and tables, and, a hinged and latched finish plywood tool storage cabinet. Also, I need to design and build a lumber stock cart on wheels; and, as an oil painter I will be continuing to make and stretch canvasses and custom frame them once painted. Interested persons will need a shop coat, pocket protectors, and basic measuring devices such as a 6” combination square, Staedtler architectural pencil, 6” architectural scale, Lufkin architectural pocket scale (1/4,1/8), and additional tools over time in perhaps a hard case. (I can advise). Interest in earth science, forestry, agronomy and silviculture would be good. My website is www.PEYTORILL.com and my phone numbers are 860-316-8778 and 4450.
The photographs below are of the mahogany laminate butcher block I fabricated, cut to size and installed.
The clamping test, reclamping for the glue process, and all of the finish cuts were time consuming and required precision; so I made 1/4” plywood templates for width and depth cuts and checked all measurements several times in order to assure that all final cuts were perfect the first time.
The finished product wiggled and shivered into place without a rawhide mallet.
Structural carpentry with finish millwork
I need to fabricate a bottle Jack post engineering fix for a failing beam in this same kitchen. I plan to elevate the sagging element perhaps a quarter of an inch back towards it’s original position by using an 8 ton bottle jack with large blocks of finish oak and a timber that can then be boxed into finish carpentry via millwork carpentry. In the process, the bottle Jack will become integral and will be MiGd until rigid and inoperable whence it will remain within the finished product as the integral structural aspect of finish cabinetry.
I believe that the knee wall on one side of the span can be a CO2 keg canister cabinet for water, seltzer, soda, and beer. My father at least wants a wine chilling refrigerator. For the custom keg cooler with the CO2 system in it; I plan to cut open a a 20 year old old micro fridge and see if the refrigeration components can be removed from the fridge body and remain or be remade as functional. If so, I can do the same to a new $89 micro fridge, and then R17 board line a TiG brass sheet metal ice box into the finish cabinet. The insulated sheet brass ice box for beverages will then be internal to the new custom cabinet between the structural column element in support of the compromised girt aspect… between the wine chiller and the column. Said column for remediation of the girt sag that occurred during an incorrect remodel will be initial, permanent, and complete in such a way as to allow for the requisite experimental re-engineering of cube refrigerator components and, or, other millwork options as determined and decided upon by the owner.
The cabinet will have at least the wine chilling fridge and and variable possible cabinet space. And, another mahogany glue laminate countertop like the one pictured above is perhaps certain. Water flexible thermodynamically appropriate water line and drain hose through the wall might allow a small bar sink to make the millwork cabinetry a better additional prep station for a sous chef.
Additional possibilities then include wall shelving to the ceiling, or, the square custom mahogany glue laminate countertop might have a couple of feet or so as the top of a shelving component that would rise from within a corner of the planned cabinet interior on a scissor lift that elevates upwards from behind the space required for the wine fridge. However, simply continuing bead board knee wall wainscoting on the half wall may be the final decision in such a way that the re-engineering of the cube fridge may be an independent cabinet on casters for use elsewhere or for gift or sale to another party.
Previous structural work: a timber frame.