(Completed) Hands On Projects

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Very Big Wine Cellar...Chicagoland Area

Started by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans. Last reply by scott dobert Sep 1, 2011. 19 Replies

All right guys I have great progress on this wine cellar... It started out as just a few  spare rooms ( 10' x 14' ) and ( 14' x 11' ) with an elevator in the middle. Here are some before demo…Continue

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Comment by Paul O'Neill on March 31, 2010 at 4:39pm
I have a bunch of antique timbers, barnwood. Hand hewned. Let me know if you need any 3d cad work done as well. I'm a pretty good design engineer.
Comment by Jason Schell on March 31, 2010 at 5:37pm
You can count on me. I have a background in carpentry so if you need any help with the wood structures I can help there also. Of course, i would like to participate in the concrete side also, but whatever helps out the team.
Comment by Bruce Krauth on April 1, 2010 at 8:05am
I am a definite YES, with a superflexible schedule. I can spend up to a week more or less. Please let me know where and when to show up.
Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on April 1, 2010 at 2:34pm
Even the build out and scratch coat will be finished. Yah!
Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on April 1, 2010 at 2:35pm
I had my secondary meeting today and it was a smashing success..these people are very excited and the layout is great.

The hosting company will gut and prep the area as well as their own carpenters electrical and plumbing people, smart home guys, lighting, ect ect. all are going to be ready before we even show up.

Our job will be to carve and faux finish the rest, how easy is that. I've added some really neat features and It will be fun for all who attend.
Comment by Richard Batey on April 3, 2010 at 8:22pm
Hey Nathan,I'm interested in participating in this project.My schedule should be pretty flexible around the end of April.Just let me know the date when you find out more.If my schedule permits, I would like to spend a week or so.Anything to further hone my carving skills under the masters guidance! :)
Comment by Tammy Chebny on April 5, 2010 at 2:46pm
I too would like to participate. It will just matter on the time frame. It sounds exciting!
Comment by Jennifer Bauer on April 6, 2010 at 3:29am
We would love to participate in this venture! What product are you planning to use?
Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on April 8, 2010 at 5:26pm
I will be using VertiFaux from
I may not have mentioned this before but this "Free" hands on work shop is open to all Vertical Artisan Subscribers. This is not a introduction to Stone Facing class. All participants need to be well versed in my methodology and are participating in a real live project. It is an opportunity to advance your skills and mind set.
Comment by Jeff Bonick on April 8, 2010 at 5:50pm
As Jack would say... "roger that"


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