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    Having wood furniture made

    We have a bunch of decent sized logs, odd bits of 30-year old redwood and a few big tree-roots leftover from milling timber to build our house. Some of it has beautiful grain and colour and it would be a pity to waste it, so we thought we would have some furniture made.

    Our house builder said he could 'knock something together', but I'd really like something nice that we could use for a long time. So thought I'd ask here....anyone know a good furniture maker in the upper Isaan region?

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    upper issan .. what nong Khai ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocam
    anyone know a good furniture maker in the upper Isaan region?
    Just have an ask around, they're ten a penny over here and very cheap too. We got our neighbour to whittle up the furniture for our restaurant, which is coming soon. Gave him some old wood we had stored and told him to get busy with it..



    Haven't got a pic of the end product but he did a good job, although he surprised me by adding some dark oak woodstain to it which completely fucked up the rustic look I was after, so you've gotta keep an eye for the little surcharges.

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    If you’re close to Khon Kaen I could give you a name and number. We had him (he has a nice size wood shop with about 6 guys working for him) make us a fitted lower kitchen cabinet, simple dresser for the closet/room, three fitted book cases and a small fitted cabinet (doesn’t reach the floor) just under the TeeVee (that will be hanging on the living room wall).
    So far all the work he has done for us has been nice enough and reasonably priced. We have one more item planed,……………a fitted vanity for the girlfriend in the bedroom.

    Here’s one picture I have on hand now of the simple dresser. I will post more pictures when I’m able to find them (on memory stick) of the other items.


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    more pictures



    Kitchen Cabinet




    Wall mount under TV (bit of a blur)




    One Bookshelf

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    how much he charge ?

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    All the documents (receipts) are in Khon Kaen (but we do have his name and number here in BKK). I’ll post the costs when I review them at the beginning of September.

    He’ll price things according to your requests. The price may differ depending on the type of hardware you want him to use. I called for specific items (like the hinges) and he included them, but it raised the price a bit.

    He does have a nice shop and office where I think he keeps pictures of previous work, if you ever get out that way and want to look. By the way,.he only speaks Thai.

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    We are near Nong Khai. I know there are some good places in C.Mai but in our area haven't seen anything inspiring. If you search for 'urban hardwoods' on the net, I'm thinking something along the lines of their tables and shelving and then something really solid (along the lines of somtamslap's table) for outside/under the house. S Landreth if you can provide the KK number that would be great - we normally overnight there on our way north so can drop in and visit.

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    Boonsarng Furniture บุญสร้างเฟอร์นิเจอร์ โทร.043-220924, 083-1405292
    Srichan 39 Road, T.Phra-Lub, A.Muang, Khonkaen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    how much he charge ?
    To answer your question,………….

    1) The kitchen cabinets (pictured in this thread) were 13,600 baht
    2) Two bookshelves (one pictured) were 16,000 baht (total for two)
    3) The dresser (pictured in this thread),….. we were unable to find the receipt for it, but we think it was between 10 to 15,000 baht
    4) The mount on the wall (blurred pictured) was 5,500 baht


    I requested real wood (as apposed to that composite/engineered wood) and certain types of hardware with all of the furniture he made for us which would have increased the price. All the furniture was installed by his employees.

    The prices you see above were quotes given to us over the past two years.

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    Landreth, is that the one near Khon Kaen Ram hospital ?

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    ^he is located in the (very) west side of the city

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post

    To answer your question,………….

    3) The dresser (pictured in this thread),….. we were unable to find the receipt for it, but we think it was between 10 to 15,000 baht
    The girlfriend was moving some things around and found the receipt,.the cost was 16,300 baht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post

    To answer your question,………….

    3) The dresser (pictured in this thread),….. we were unable to find the receipt for it, but we think it was between 10 to 15,000 baht
    The girlfriend was moving some things around and found the receipt,.the cost was 16,300 baht.


    Seems a bit high for Baan Nok prices

    Is that Redwood ? ( mai makka )

    did he dovetail the edges of the drawers - and use a solid bottom plate ?

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    ^I will have to look closer (dovetail or not) and ask him what type of wood he used the next time I see him. Maybe towards the end of the month.

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    most shops would be happy to use your own wood, and just charge for labour and fittings, then it would be much cheaper

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    you all could have a laugh at the pics of the shelves I've riveted to my walls with L-brackets and the cheapest ply wood I could get my hands on... I actually installed "recessed lighting" under the shelves (30 baht each)... I then went and had a curtain made to drape over it so you can't tell how cheap it was (another 100 b). Y'all toss around those meun bahts for furniture... and I think about my 2.5k baht wooden sofas I bought 5 years ago which I absolutely love... but only slightly more than my 200 baht jumbo sized sitting cushions... which this year I had covers sewn for cause they were gettin a bit tattered.

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    Anyone recommend a carpenter/cabinet maker in C Rai province/ Want acouple of bespoke bookcases and agallery/deckk thingy the local cowboys who did the kitchen will never cross my threshold again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghandi View Post

    Seems a bit high for Baan Nok prices

    Is that Redwood ? ( mai makka )

    did he dovetail the edges of the drawers - and use a solid bottom plate ?
    Took some pictures of the drawers,…..no dovetail. Didn’t call the carpenter to find out what type of wood he used, yet. ??????????








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