Any recs for tying cabinet?

Merle

Active Member
This desk caught my eye.

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That's good looking, where did you find it?

It could work out well for material storage, there's a lot of volume available in those drawers. But given their so deep (tall) you'd probably need to rig up some sort of internal compartment system. Otherwise you'd just see the stuff on top and have no visibility of stuff on the bottom. I would have to think a bit about how best to do it.

andy
 

Old406Kid

Active Member
I am having Kurt come over and build me one of these:


On a serious note; storage solutions are tough for fly tying. I really only tie streamers and have a closet full materials in plastic containers/peg board as well. I have thought about a “nicer” solution but I am pretty sure it just means I’d have plastic containers stacked all around and on top of said nicer solution.
Great movie!
 

Dave Boyle

Active Member
I think someone will be going to the craft store.
My son has a carpentry project for school and he’s going to build me a spool holder for my roll top that I think is a cool and odd design based on my needs and he’ll also be making me something to hold all my scissors bobbins and stuff...It’s due in 3 weeks so I’ll post some pics.

Dave
 
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Swimmy

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That's good looking, where did you find it?

It could work out well for material storage, there's a lot of volume available in those drawers. But given their so deep (tall) you'd probably need to rig up some sort of internal compartment system. Otherwise you'd just see the stuff on top and have no visibility of stuff on the bottom. I would have to think a bit about how best to do it.

andy

Pottery Barn. They have several that are pretty cool. I'm also looking at a few on wayfair.

I could figure out a storage system that would work with the drawers.

I'm also going to remove the pegboard, replace with slatwall, and expand. I'd like for the entire back wall to be covered giving me a little more room to hang stuff I use most frequently.
 

Swimmy

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Yeah the Gerstner stuff looks solid.

Here's where I am today:

The pre-made desks are 8 weeks out. Just to check out my options I called around to some custom furniture makers. Nothing under $3k.

So I went out to the reclaimed lumber yard. They have some really nice live edge, doug fir slabs and will sell me whatever size I want. I'm thinking of just getting a couple of black metal filing cabinets and setting the slab on top.

I'm still kicking it around but I think it would look super cool and still be somewhat functional. The slabs are beautiful old growth.
 

MD

WFF Supporter
Sounds very nice. Live edge pieces can look great.

I’ve never used it but have done a little bit of woodworking. Talk with the supplier to find out how long their slabs have air dried.

My understanding is depending on thickness, moisture content, and how the stars are aligned....like any other piece of green/wet wood, slabs can warp, twist, and/or split...especially if not anchored or tied into the piece. Meaning if you’re just resting the slab on your file cabinets and it still has a high moisture content, it could do some of these things.

NukeLDO did a beauty of a tying table not long ago using a slab, maybe reach out to him if he’s not following this thread....or talk with some wood workers in your area.

Post a pic or two when you get it figured out. I’m sure it will look nice....then you’ll have to spend time finding the perfect accent/home decor pieces;)

Have fun with your project,

Mike d
 
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Swimmy

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Talk with the supplier to find out how long their slabs have air dried.

Great advice. We did discuss. I asked if they were kiln dried and while they are not, I was told they are cured and ready to go into your project. They also sand to 40 grit after they cut to my spec.

I will need to coat with poly. Two or three coats should do it.
 
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MT_Flyfisher

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Terry Surra, a retired teacher In PA makes nice thread carousels. He can be found on Facebook, where he sells them, and his handmade nets.

He made me this one from Cherry, which I got from him unfinished and I stained it to match the Cherry and Pine wood in my fishing room where I tie flies.

He also makes these carousels from Ash and Walnut, as pictured here.

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