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Larder unit

Postby davidpidge » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:06 am

Finished this larder unit on Monday. It was for family and done on a tigt budget but not much I'd change anyway. Led strip lights still need wiring up. As usual it was dark when i finished so useless photos!
Tulip doors and face frames. Maple spice racks. Birch ply carcasses and euro oak worktop inside. And that's blackboard paint on the door panel.
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I had made a fourth spice rack but luckily my wife pointed out that you might have trouble opening the veg baskets!! This is why i fully assemble a unit in the workshop. Problem was i forgot the unit was in a corner and the door couldn't be opened all the way!
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Re: Larder unit

Postby will1983 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:43 pm

looks great, out of interest how long do you allocate to such a project?

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Postby davidpidge » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:17 pm

will1983 wrote:looks great, out of interest how long do you allocate to such a project?


That's a question! Well I didn't allow anywhere near enough time because I was trying to keep the cost down as it was for family but for a proper client I'd allow 5-6 days to make (I work out prices for labour in hours so 45-54 hours), paint etc. and a day to install.

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Re: Larder unit

Postby Tomyjoiner » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:11 am

Nice Dave, popular colour aswell, did you have to get it in by yourself or did you have a lift. I hate fitting large units by myself, awkward to move.

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Postby davidpidge » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:33 am

Tomyjoiner wrote:Nice Dave, popular colour aswell, did you have to get it in by yourself or did you have a lift. I hate fitting large units by myself, awkward to move.


I did it by myself. The carcass was in 2 parts.
Top carcass is sides, top and 9mm back.
Bottom carcass is 18mm ply with oak worktop so that part was heavy! And it was an incredibly windy day!

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Postby mark270981 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 pm

davidpidge wrote:
will1983 wrote:looks great, out of interest how long do you allocate to such a project?


That's a question! Well I didn't allow anywhere near enough time because I was trying to keep the cost down as it was for family but for a proper client I'd allow 5-6 days to make (I work out prices for labour in hours so 45-54 hours), paint etc. and a day to install.


What do you do if allocated hours fall onto a half day?
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Re: Larder unit

Postby davidpidge » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 pm

Spend the afternoon on youtube?

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Postby mark270981 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:45 pm

davidpidge wrote:Spend the afternoon on youtube?



:lol: fair enough

I tend to try round up to nearest full day, unless it’s a part of a larger joinery package
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Postby davidpidge » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:24 am

As my time management is pretty poor I won't always do a set amount of hourse each day. If I work out a job in hours and it comes to 48 hours that'll be 5 or 6 days worth of hours probably. Also my spread sheet that i use for prices has hours for labour not full days but i roughly calculate 9 hours a day.

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Re: Larder unit

Postby davidpidge » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:27 am

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With the leds wired up and controlled with pressure switches. Hopefully I'll get to make a high spec version of this for someone one day.

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Re: Larder unit

Postby mark270981 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:51 am

The work looks fantastic
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Re: Larder unit

Postby Meccarroll » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:30 am

Nice to see work of this quality. The colour is nice and easy on the eye. Quite a bit of work there and I'm sure your family members appreciate it. They are very lucky to have you make this for them, nice job.

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Re: Larder unit

Postby davidpidge » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:51 pm

Cheers for the comments. Before anyone thinks I'm too generous I did charge them! Just nowhere near as much as I would have for a 'proper' client but I enjoy doing single pieces like this that have minimal installation so that helps.


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