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last nights project...

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this finishes the project from the "finally installing " thread-finally

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I've notified the
b Milk Crate Police,
they'll be by tonight to seize you and your crates. Joe H

Nice mantle too!

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Wow greg ya gotter done. She turned out nice. For you guys who buy the fluted pieces Greg made his. I think that really adds to the character of the piece.

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hey man, like, those aren't my crates- some dude was drivin' by & they fell out of his truck- I was just holdin' on to em till he came lookin...

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Great looking Mantle Greg-Did you put a shop vac on your Christmas wish list or do you just blow it all out with a duster after your neighbor just washed his car? hehehehe
Bob

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Bob-runnin those flutes in MDF does create a bit o' da dust- & now that you mention it, havent seen my neighbor washing his truck in a long time

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Greg- I don't know how to tell you this- someone has stolen your fireplace.

nice mantle

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Greg: Nice work. I like that extra detail with the crown folling the pilasters. Looks good!

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that would explain the sudden chill in here...

thanks,
gb

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thanks, Stan- are you talking about the detail just below the crown?

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Greg: I meant to say "following" the pilasters. I like that extra detail with the crown following that little jog.

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Piece like that run about $1200-1500?

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Piece like that run about $1200-1500?

I wish-would you get that much?

1/2 that number...

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Greg-It's easy! You just paint it, take a picture, and then price it at $1295. If you really like the customer you can offer them a discount.I would pay you $1295 before I tried to make that.You do beautiful work so get paid for it!
Bob

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Last one I did in paint grade about like that cost them close to $900 plus painting. That was before wages went up so I would be at about 1200 now.

BTW I just installed another for the same customer in another room. They bought the surrond kit from a retail oak premanufacturer and I installed it. The kit was under $400 but it was so crappy that it cost $600 to install and still looks cheap. For slightly more money I could have made it look like it was designed into the wall instead of a patch job.

I'll post the 900 painted here and the 1000 oak next in line

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here's the stained oak. With staining it was probably closer to 1250 installed. You can't see here how cheap some of the detail and millwork is.

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They saved a buck on that deal & it'll show forever.

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I don't even know if they saved that much. If I could have brought myself down to that level and left out the stopped fluting, necklace, Plinths, etc. I probably could have done it almost that price.

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finish product-

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Greg,
Very nice looking work!
Larry

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Anmother one to be proud of!

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WOW Greg. The paint job makes it look like a million bucks. You certainly don't have to charge a million, but you do deserve good compensation for that kinda work.
Humbly Impressed,
Dale

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Great Job Greg!- why don't you go ahead and take the rest of the year off- you deserve it.
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thanks Bob- I needed that!

thanks for all the nice words, peoples-
here is the rest of the house- at least my parts

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from the other side

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from the other other side

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all this rope molding had me all tied up in knots

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first time I was asked to include a light rail- I think I like it

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I like to walk the job before drywall to try & catch anything that will cause problems - missed this one

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missed posting it to!!

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Great job Greg-that radius must have been fun to make on the crown,but then you're pretty handy with that belt sander.:-)