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Old 09-05-2007, 01:45 PM   #41
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**** paying those prices... buy the tools and make it yourself for less.
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Man, look at you guys with your expensive furniture!

I'm 30 years old, a bachelor, and have somewhat simpler tastes. My furnishings consist of:

An ancient brown sofa that I stole out of a friend's apartment about ten years ago while in college, which he had previously stolen out of a dorm. God knows where it came from before that.

A bed frame with a box-spring and a camping air mattress on top of it. (I have to replace the mattress about once a year as they tend to break. Clearly those $40 inflatable mattresses are not meant for continuous duty)

A chest-of-drawers that my dad gave me when I went off to college. He had purchased it (from a secondhand store) in the early '70s and had been dragging it around ever since.

Two of these: http://tinyurl.com/d8esp

Six of these: http://tinyurl.com/3yw7md

And an old wooden door turned sideways, with some 2x4 legs on it, acting as my bedroom desk.
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**** paying those prices... buy the tools and make it yourself for less.
because buying $2000 in tools is a better idea. not to mention some of us have jobs.
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After spending $2000 in tools, you would spend another grand in wood, then you would **** it all up, the whole while wishing you had just bought the kick *** beautiful wood furniture instead of wasting your time which could have been spent doing things like building up your LS1 RX7 or whatever.

What a run-on.
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seriously. if I had a full basement I'd like to have a woodshop but I gots no room at this place.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:40 PM   #46
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After spending $2000 in tools, you would spend another grand in wood, then you would **** it all up, the whole while wishing you had just bought the kick *** beautiful wood furniture instead of wasting your time which could have been spent doing things like building up your LS1 RX7 or whatever.

What a run-on.
With that rational... why bother working on the car? Simpler to just buy a finished one... or pay someone to do it.
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With that rational... why bother working on the car? Simpler to just buy a finished one... or pay someone to do it.
I enjoy working on the car. I enjoy sitting on my ***.

PLus again my time is worth more than i would spend buying it.

I only get about 4 hours home a day before i go to sleep and start over. But thats alright with me cause I get to live like a rock star on the weekends and not have to worry about dropping what where.
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With that rational... why bother working on the car? Simpler to just buy a finished one... or pay someone to do it.
when the furniture suppliers become as incompetent as jiffy lube, that'll become a more meaningful statement.

I do make cutting boards....
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i'm a furniture designer.

how about $1900/ per chair on an 8 chair dining table? table cost $8k.

i've designed everything from automotive seating to office (contract), residential and even some RTA.

it's treated me well. $3500 on a chair is nothing, if you keep it your entire life. i have two chair/ottomans i bought when i worked for herman miller. design classics i would never sell.

want a great deal on the best furniture?

goto High Point, NC after the spring or autumn Furniture Markets are over.

i picked up a tuxedo sofa, 8', full grain leather, all hardwood frame (glued and screwed). showroom sample, $1200. it retailed for $6k.

bring a truck and a trailer.
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that's some straight balla **** right there... :-)
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I have no problem doing woodwork. That is when it comes to framing or making things for the g/f. I would never make this though it would be hopeless fo rme to try. http://www.berkeleymills.com/93/product.htm
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I have no problem doing woodwork. That is when it comes to framing or making things for the g/f. I would never make this though it would be hopeless fo rme to try. http://www.berkeleymills.com/93/product.htm
The hardest part of building that cabinet would be the notched pieces that allow the wood to come through as the attachement format.

If you can measure... cut... sand... stain... u could make that thing.
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Then again i'd never spend that kind of money on furniture either.
I took a "surplus" 5 drawer tall file cabinet from the university. It was in the hallway of the psych building. It's now my clothes dresser.
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The hardest part of building that cabinet would be the notched pieces that allow the wood to come through as the attachement format.

If you can measure... cut... sand... stain... u could make that thing.
I can make anything I wanted literally, (cept for some computer code or wiring)

Its time. youre missing the whole point.

I would rather play with my miata and **** my girlfriend, on my expensive leather couch then spend time making my own.
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i'm a furniture designer.

how about $1900/ per chair on an 8 chair dining table? table cost $8k.

i've designed everything from automotive seating to office (contract), residential and even some RTA.

it's treated me well. $3500 on a chair is nothing, if you keep it your entire life. i have two chair/ottomans i bought when i worked for herman miller. design classics i would never sell.

want a great deal on the best furniture?

goto High Point, NC after the spring or autumn Furniture Markets are over.

i picked up a tuxedo sofa, 8', full grain leather, all hardwood frame (glued and screwed). showroom sample, $1200. it retailed for $6k.

bring a truck and a trailer.
I hear high point's the *****. I might have to drive down there this fall when it cools off. got dates on when is good to go?
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I went from a full time job and plenty of income, to going back to school and having to sell my turbo crx I had at the time. Now I am busy and broke and can't wait to graduate so I can turbo this damn Miata.
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Kung Fu Jesus hit it. I got some nice leather stuff down there - sofa, chair, day bed for about what the sofa would have cost around here.

High-end bedrooms and dining rooms are fine, but no matter how good your living room/family room stuff is your wife will want to change it in 10 years.
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funiture isnt an investment its a comfort. And for the next 10 years i am gonna be ******* happy.
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Must be nice to have all that money. I'm broke. I can't sell anything here because people spent all there money on furniture! :gay:
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but what nice furniture it is.
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