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  2. Kev

    Bell Forest

    Awesome! I've had one board from them that was just not useable and they replaced it without issue.
  3. I've order quite a bit from them and always been happy hopefully you have the same experience.
  4. Bob

    Bell Forest

    Bell Forest got back to me this morning. Their bt cost went up to 13.25 + shipping. Even with that, the total cost is $200 and change less than what I would pay locally. I ordered the wood. Now I wait...
  5. You gotta hate stuff like that! Sorry for the mishap. Hope you recover soon. I too hate long drawn out projects. Although not as elaborate but I enjoy making a decorative box or similar that can be completed in a day or so, to just refresh.
  6. Hey guys sorry this has taken me so long to post. Life has been crazy and haven’t had any free time in quite a while. So the current kitchen project isn’t quite completed, the customer is ok with it not being finished yet as the contractor who is doing the remodel hasn’t shown up yet. Will show you guys the steps for assembly of a base cabinet in this post. Hopefully it makes sense on the Constructon style after this post. This cabinet is a 3 drawer base. Start with the face frame face down on the bench. I did pick up a chunk of carpet to cover the bench for $10 from a local carpet shop. Just a piece of scrap they had laying around. I gather all the ply parts for the cabinet, which can be a little sorting when you first start assembly. While finishing all the parts get mixed around. The cabinet sides get pocket holes placed where they meet the face frame. With this cabinet getting drawers I use a spacer to mount the drawer slides to. Drawer slides attached while the sides are laying flat on the bench. Find this much easier than when the side is attached. Some glue place in the dado of the face frame. With both sides attached the bottom is pocket holed and glue and screwed into place. A cleat is then put in across the top. This is there to have something more substantial to screw through when installing. 1/2” back is then stapled on. In the corners of base cabinets I put in corner blocks. Not there for only stiffness but is gives a place to attach counters to. Some shop made jigs for attaching slides to the drawers. Drawers all in. For the fronts I use a Blum mounting system. Pretty slick with the inserts adjustability. Ran out of room for this post with pictures. The whole project was going all to well until I got into a hurry and tried to move a drying rack full of the doors. Hit a bump in the concrete and the doors fell like dominos. Long story short I ended up with a good gash on my nose and one door completely broken and a handful to fix. So by trying to save a minute it cost me about 8 hours and a bruised pride. It really turned off my motivation for the whole project and even being in the shop. Really can’t wait to have this one behind me so I can get back to making a project that I can have fun with. Don’t read into this the wrong way, I knew what I was getting into when I took this on and it has allowed me to make so nice tool upgrades. Has made me realize why I no longer work in the cabinet business.
  7. Kev

    Bell Forest

    Yes 8 to 10' shipped cheapest possible. As for the selection process, you can be very precise about what you want. They will handpick your boards to ensure you're getting what you ask for.
  8. By full lengths, do you mean 8’-10’? Are these shipped motor freight or I guess cheapest way possible? On your table, did you just order x amount of 12/4 and hope for the best, with no selection process?
  9. Bob

    Bell Forest

    I heard back from them this morning, I sent them my wish list but haven't heard back. The 3 hour time difference is causing the usual problems.
  10. Kev

    Bell Forest

    They'll ship full lengths.. All of my maple came in full lengths.. The 12/4 walnut that I ordered for the Demilune table came in a much shorter piece because that's what I needed. When you get the quote from them, it includes the shipping cost.
  11. What lengths do they ship and how do they ship?
  12. Kev

    Bell Forest

    Exactly what I went through on the maple.. It was cheaper for me on that project even with the shipping.
  13. Bob

    Bell Forest

    Yea, I try to work with the manager and he is pretty good about dropping a couple of bucks off of the bft price for most of my buys, but he won't budge on walnut.
  14. Kev

    Bell Forest

    Windsor in Bellingham? I went through that with them on the maple for my OF table and ordered all that material from BF as well.
  15. Thanks Bob, just wondering what prices go for on different woods. I realize different prices for different spices for different areas. In Houston, I have 3 suppliers that I go to. The most expensive with the best selection has 8/4 walnut for $11.25 per bf and I thought that to be darn expensive. Thanks for responding.
  16. Bob

    Bell Forest

    Around 30bft of 8/4 Walnut. Locally it is $19 a bft + 10% tax. Bell Forest is $11.90, I don't know what shipping and taxes will be but I am hoping it will still be a savings. I can drive for about 2hrs, with a round trip ferry and might save a little but I doubt it.
  17. @Bob, just a wood porn question, what are you wanting to order?
  18. Bob

    Bell Forest

    Thanks, I will give that a try.
  19. Kev

    Bell Forest

    I just got an order from them.. I usually just email them with what I want and they get back to me pretty quickly with a quote..
  20. Has anybody ordered from Bell Forest recently? I have tried for a couple of days to contact them, there is no answer on the 877 number and the local number listed on their web page has been disconnected.
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  22. “Bed attached to the floor in the kitchen”. Sounds like my early college years in a tight tiny apartment. Looking good!
  23. Getting lots of sanding done .. Cutting and painting some metal “stops” for the bed to connect to the floor in the kitchen. starting work on the sink area.
  24. No, was debating on the folding bed and all that ... decided not to on this. There should be enough foam pads to move around to create a bench against one of the walls. Also, can use the bumper as a footrest if you are sitting in the back. Not super comfy, but can be done. The front captains chairs do not swivel, this van isnt that fancy 🙂 LOL!
  25. Good gosh yes! Mid to late 60’s where the shag carpet probably cost more than my van itself. Sure was hard to get the stains out (Ripple wine). Add an 8 track and a reverb and a surfboard on top!
  26. So does the bed fold up so it can be more like a couch? I would think that if you were camping in this and the weather was bad, you would want a place to sit that wasn’t the bed or the front seats (unless the fronts are made to swivel).
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