Sep 19, 2013 at 9:55 am #75320
Randy is right if you took that picture and walked into Kris Breshsnyder’s shop and said you wanted a copy of it 4k would be a start.
But if you came to my old shop on a Saturday afternoon ( no work ever gets done after 12:00)with a 12 pack and said you wanted something SIMILAR for your tying materials and would like to help build it and really weren’t in a big hurry, I would say about $500 a bit more if you take my advice and put a piece of Granite on the top.
Honestly, the worst part is working out the math for the best use of material and the fewest setup changes, that’s what the beer is for!
Randy was also correct in doubting if just anyone with a table saw could build it I was taking into account everyone has tenoning jigs, cut off sleds and all the blade opinions that we do.Sep 19, 2013 at 10:44 am #75321
Interesting. Looks like the asking price is $2250 and that it dates to the 1890s, which surprises me. That thing is in good condition!
Actually, looking closer, scratch that — this doesn’t have the same side. But man those two chests must have been brothers.Sep 19, 2013 at 11:24 am #75323
The only way those two could be brother is if they had different mothers,Second cousins at best.Sep 19, 2013 at 6:57 pm #75325
Zack, it looks like it would serve the purpose well. The drawers look like they have nails holding the sides to the fronts, but they are probably just there because the joint loosened up.
The greatest thing about the cabinet in the link is that it’s old growth wood if it’s all original. That would make the material superior in every way compared to what is commonly available today.
Until this thread appeared, I had forgotten that I used to be as passionate about woodworking as I am about fly fishing. I still love the woodwork but as of last January my tools are in Oklahoma but I’m in Texas.
If you don’t live close to Mark the cheapest route would be to go into a kitchen cabinet shop and have them quote a base cabinet with as many drawers as they could squeeze into it.Oct 2, 2013 at 9:07 am #75398
That’s a very good idea Randy.
ZachOct 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm #75416
Brad EatonMemberOct 4, 2013 at 9:39 pm #75446
For an exceedingly rough estimate, you might be looking at around $2,000 to have a (semi-) custom kitchen cabinet shop build you a counter-height piece that would be functionally similar to the first antique cabinet you put up there — i.e., with numerous drawers 1/2 to 1/3 the depth of a utensil drawer and maybe a couple the depth of a utensil drawer. Obviously, actual pricing would depend on the plans, hardware, wood, etc. But it can be done.
That would be for a unit that is actually manufactured elsewhere, but built to the design specs of a local shop that does cabinet sales and install, for the most part.
There is a full-custom cabinet maker in our area that recently built a table for us. If I ever get the chance, I will ask him for some cost estimates but, like Randy say, it would probably be closer to the $4k range, especially for something that is more like custom furniture than kitchen cabinets.Nov 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm #75632
If you have any use for a card catalogue style, instead of or in addition to map drawers, something like this seems reasonably priced: http://acornonline.com/solid-oak-library-card-file-media-storage-cabinets/p/41522v/
Edited to say maybe not. I am finding some other functional pieces, but nothing approaching those you posted.Nov 25, 2013 at 9:25 am #75708
Aaron that’s a pretty good find, man. I wonder if they have a wide-drawer model that would stack with the CD-style drawers.
ZachNov 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm #75723
I think my space is pretty cool, of course it took three decades to get here.
Nov 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm #75725
JC, that looks like the perfect set of drawers for a fly tying room. Do you know their original purpose or the name of the drawers if someone wanted to search for something similar? Nice tying space, too. Thanks for posting.Nov 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm #75727
I built that drawer unit almost forty years ago to hold my fly tying stuff.
JCNov 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm #75729
Very nice. And a logical explanation of why it is the perfect combination of drawer sizes for a fly tying room.Dec 13, 2013 at 10:51 am #75808
Saw this over on Moldy Chum:Dec 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm #75810
Those are cool. Maybe a little bit overkill. I’ve been drooling over the Little Rock, Arkansas-based Park Hill Collection. They have some very interesting stuff, like leather shotgun cases for $82 (which is a steal) and also some stuff that would be awesome for fly tying (although I am sure the furniture is Restoration Hardware-level expensive).Dec 14, 2013 at 10:38 am #75817
Thanks to this thread I have started putting together a fly tying space. I built a 7′ long trestle table with room to work on rods, reels, guns etc. Nearby will be a TV cabinet with room for tying materials. There is even going to be enough room for some of the posters and pictures that have been in storage for years.
For now it’s going to be plastic stuff from “The Container Store” to organize thread and tools. When I have time I will build a tool caddy. I’ll post some pics later.
There are lots of ideas at the above link.Dec 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm #75831
Nice pieces posted on here. I have been looking at some of this guy’s work: http://www.naturesknots.netDec 30, 2013 at 9:58 am #75875
Spent the evening last night talking to a guy who is a custom woodworker and hard core fly fishing addict. He has built a number of bamboo rods, strip-built canoes, and extremely high end furniture (like Louis XVIII highboys). He mentioned that he had built a custom fly tying station and invited me to check it out next time I am up in his area (this was at Big Canoe). I thought of this thread. With his skill set I have a feeling I am in for a treat.
ZachDec 30, 2013 at 10:16 am #75877
Get us some pictures is he is ok with it!Feb 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm #76161
Several years ago, my wife insisted that I move my tying stuff to the garage because I kept dropping hooks. So I built a bigger garage. It was a cool project. We lifted the entire roof off the old garage, doubled the footprint, built the upstairs, then used a crane to re-install the roof on the upper level. (By “we,” I mean my contractor; I have none of the necessary skills). Here is a pic from the outside.
Here is my fly tying/pool/man room, built over the garage. I had a group of friends over this past weekend.
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