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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 09-27-2010 01:42 AM 11765 reads 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not a brand new project. I submitted it, because of a request by MsDebbieP for the CS1 Kitchen challenge.

I was out in the shop one day, & thought to myself, what can I make?

I said, how about making a recipe holder easel for Barb’s kitchen.

So I dug out some pieces of wood from my scrap bin, & proceeded with the project.

I didn’t have a plan, but I knew what I wanted it to look like,

so the first thing I made was the main spindle post.

Then I made the base. I kept at it until I had the finished product.

The material is Pine from my scrap bin.

I used Walnut Watco Danish Oil Finish.

The base is 6 inches, total height is 18 inches, & the easel is 8 inches wide.

Here are some different views of it.

The spindles of the easel are made to match the spindles in the door panel above the kitchen range.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 02:05 AM

Really cool! I like how it matches the spindles above the range. I bet you get to pick the recipes it holds also. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 02:23 AM

Wonderful idea, Dick, raising that up high would make it much easier to read, especially for Sherie who forgets to put on her glasses, and doesn’t know where they are anyway.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 02:36 AM

It’s nice; I like the fact you matched the unit over the range.

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 02:46 AM

Down right pretty a classic design . I like it Dick.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 04:08 AM

You are the man!!! But I bet she doesnt even need receipes, does she? it’s very nice. And thoughtful. I like it!

-- Janice

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 04:18 AM

Excellent work as always Dick. Matching the spindles was a great touch. You know, if either of you plays an instrument this would work great as a music stand also. Beautiful and unique as always Dick and thanks for posting it along with the other pics.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 09-27-2010 07:26 AM

great work and looking good
but does she need it , I´ll bett she can make you some niiice cakes without recipice´s….lol

take care

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#8 posted 09-27-2010 10:16 AM

Looks great. Nice project.
Be well

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 09-27-2010 02:51 PM

amazing .. again :)
oh Barb… you chose well :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 02:30 AM

dang how big is that attic???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 09-29-2010 02:20 AM

Nice job Dick I bet Barb loves that one

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#12 posted 09-30-2010 01:02 AM

I better get to thanking all of you fine LJs.

Richforever! You must be mighty rich, THANKS.

Jim Bertelson! You’re always thinking ergonomics.


a1Jim! Your comments are always appreciated.

Janice! It’s very nice of you.

Chip! You’re always in the right place at the right time.

Alba! Jamie, we love to have comments from across the big pond.

Debbie! Thanks for all of your input to LJs.

Napaman! Matt, this one wasn’t in the attic. <(:O}$ You must be a great teacher.

tdv! Another great LJ, from the UK, THANKS.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 10-01-2010 05:34 AM

A very nice piece Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 10-01-2010 04:36 PM

Wow, great job, Dick!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 10-01-2010 04:44 PM

Thank you Grumpy!
I suppose it’s starting to warm up with your summer on the way.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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