When Jeff says “jump”, we say “Onto this this 12’x44” oak table?” And he says “yeah”, then all three splines pop in at once and we dance all the way home!
Almost out of the woods with this monster, thanks for the ambitious collaboration @loganpotts. Bring a crane tomorrow.
Here is a photo of the ole days. Back when Jeff Estes, Nate Akey, and I (Jon Dalman) were side-by-side in Fort Houston running from our day jobs. Learning as much as we could from each other, saying yes to everything (not much changed there), perfecting our crafts and, not taking ourselves too seriously. Nate had just learned to weld - he helped me weld up the photo booth that took this shot. Our minds were blown and quite satisfied that a welder could join two pieces of metal together stronger than any slick joinery would ever bind two pieces of wood.
For the next four years we went down our own paths, Nate and Jeff with Five String, and me with a smattering of small business ideas and as much traveling as possible, until now. Now I am here with my partner Kyle Miller to help steer this ship that is Five String.
It’s hard to follow a post like Jeff’s. A legacy like his... I could talk about how I share all of the same sentiments and passions as him. Craftsmanship, community, crew, hard work and love for all those we get to build with. But I’d rather show you. It will take time, but stick around for the journey and I promise we won’t let you down. We’re so grateful to be designing, building, and most importantly posting Instagram updates for YOU, the folks that keep us cranking in the shop.
Good morning friends, family clients and colleagues.
As many of you have heard, I (pictured here) am stepping out of ownership with this fine company in the best of ways. Let it be known for the record that:
1) the company is stronger than ever and will continue to grow with the leadership of the new owners
2) The new leaders, who will introduce themselves soon, are two gentlemen of the highest caliber I have ever known who embody all the traits and characteristics of Five String Ownership.
3) There is, I assure you, no drama or ulterior motive for my departure. I have done my very best to handle my accords the past few years and the company needs more attention than I can continue to provide.
4) My greatest achievement in five years of fabrication and business leadership has been developing sincere level of trust, admiration and respect for my crew. You guys are forever my brothers.
Thank you all for your love and support during this last half decade. Clearly, we could not have done it without you. Nashville, you have grown on me and forced me to mature in ways I never though possible.
If you care to follow my personal adventures, head over to @loveyourworkpodcast
Cheers, -Jeff Estes
You could spend a lifetime building something big just to realize it’s the swingin’ of the hammer that gets you out of bed. Im often asked for advice on business, fabrication and growth. I don’t believe I’m fully qualified to speak on it, but today I can offer this: Put down the news, take a step back from your grand plans and take a moment to enjoy the process.
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Me: Do you know what your dad does at work?
Her: he’s metal.
Me: yes, yes he is.
@3rdpiston enjoying some father daughter time, putting new product to the test.
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We prefer a wide variety of shims.
Walnut, Mahogany, Western Red.
Shout out to @walnutridge for once teaching us to use what we have at our disposal to get it done right. On the fly shim city for some built in banquette seating. Finish and process pics to follow.
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Cabinet transition, connecting a run of metal framed cabinets bridging a gap where the ac duct runs unusually high off the ground. We dimensioned the walnut to match the tube steel and effectively reversed the colors.
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This is your captain speaking:
The past five years of my life have been the most gut wrenching, ego smashing thrill ride filled up and down bi-polaresk, unexplainably AWESOME chapter to date. My pledge to our fans, clients and team members is constant. I will always work hard for you, I will always be honest with you and although I might not outskill or outclass hard times, I will outlast them. Some how people took notice of this creed and helped spread the word.
Really excited to announce that @jet.woodworking and @jet.industrial have chosen to highlight on their new series #jetmasters link in bio. Special thanks to @industrialdepot for leading us through the video project and becoming our friends. Cheers and have a great weekend.
#thankyou #wood #woodworking #fabrication #modern #design #metal #metalwork #furniture #furnituredesign #jet #interiordesign #decor #work #life #love
1,000 lbs of flat bar.
Thanks @dukesteeldesign for the helping hand on this one, we owe ya a cold beer.
Normally we’d be welding out bench frames, but this one is a particularly fun return to all wood. Ash bench with 1.5” legs and soon to be 3/4 top.
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