Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Sales Counter Installation

This past weekend I delivered and installed most of the sales counter project I have been making for a friend.  It was good to see this come together, and I have a lot more space in my shop now that it is gone.

Here is a quick video of the beginning of the installation.  I had hoped to capture it all but technology issues (ID 10 T errors probably) prevented me from getting the rest of the shot. 

You can see how the two end cabinets are the foundation for the piece, and then all the middle stuff gets added on site.  Here is the rest of the unit, all assembled and ready for the top to be installed at a later date.

All that remains is to join two large butcherblock slabs into a 14 foot long top, and to put some salvaged baseboard around the whole thing.  Stay tuned!

Ever used reclaimed materials for a project?  How did it come out?  Tell us about it in the comments!


Jeff Branch said...

That's some sales counter! Nope, never used reclaimed materials - not yet at least.

Aaron said...

Thanks Jeff. I don't think I'd want to use reclaimed components for everything but it's been an interesting challenge on this project.

Dyami said...

They are certainly not reclaimed, but I must say I love making things from left over hardwood flooring.

Nice counter, by the way.

Eric said...

Great job Aaron.
That was a stroke of genius to think of making the point of sale counter in that fashion.
It is going to look really cool when completed.

Aaron said...

Eric, the modular design was really self defense! The section in the middle is 8 feet wide, and there was no way I could make a huge cabinet like that in my tiny shop. Everything in the middle stayed "flat packed" until installation day, including that big yellow door.

I'm working on the top now, and it's really difficult since it's almost 14 feet long. It literally divides the shop in half, and every tool I need seems to be on the far side of the beast. It's driving me nuts!

Vic Hubbard said...

Looks like a cool project, Aaron! I can see where all your SketchUp skills came in handy on this one.

TexWood said...

My reader was not updating your blog, the last one I read was the Schwarz post. I have a lot to catch up on. I did skim thru them all, and I really like the new bench. I’ll comment more as I read the posts. And all this time I thought you were a blog slacker ;-)


Aaron said...

Kyle, I am a slacker! I always mean to post more frequently, but life gets in the way. Oh, and pesky work too. Stinking day job! Lol.

Glad to have you reading!