Some Miscellaneous Simple Projects

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Blog entry by Chris Moellering posted 01-15-2013 10:12 PM 2201 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other weekend I knocked out a few quick projects. I had made a simple jewelry holder with my daughter previously. It was cheap and easy and she likes it. I came up with the idea of using the track that is used for adjustable shelves instead of ripping thin stock and drilling dozens of holes in it for her earrings. (Which is what the ones she found online that she liked had done.) This was much faster, especially since I don’t have a drill press. It cut easily with a hack saw.

As we got to attaching the pieces of shelf stuff, I realized I didn’t have any wood screws the right size. We soon discovered the cup hooks we had bought for hanging necklaces worked just find an gave more hanging space.

She had one of her good friends over who just went nuts about how much she liked it, so I picked up another piece of the adjustable shelf insert and made her one. This time just ripping the boards from some 3/4” plywood scrap I had. (The original I bought a 1×3 for…which proved frustrating as it was not as straight as I would have liked)

This one worked much better in terms of lining up. If I make any more, it will be out of plywood!

Then, a couple of quick storage solutions for my son’s room. Again, using one of my favorite mediums, it seems, 3/4” plywood. This time just B/C stuff since I know it will be abused.

A shelf.

And a toy bin. The bin has no bottom in it to keep it lighter and use less material.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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