Apartment Projects #10: Not Fine Woodworking...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 09-16-2010 01:47 PM 8746 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With my Girlfriend Debbie moving in recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to find room for all of our collective stuff… With space at a premium, Yesterday I went ahead with an idea I’ve had for years… It took about twenty minutes…
But I have to back-track a little…I made a canoe stand about ten years ago. It consisted of two posts that I made, by screwing together a couple of 2 X 3’s, and attaching some plywood “feet” to hold them upright.Half of a former Canoe Stand
Regrettably, I have no pictures of the canoe stand in use… I had a stand in either corner of the living room, inverted the canoe, and placed an end on each stand… It was a great conversation piece!!
But the canoe is long gone, and I was left with the stands. I took one a few years ago and made a frame for a full-length mirror…Bathroom Mirror
Yesterday, with the second one, I slapped together an overhead storage area using a convenient feature of this old apartment…New Storage Area
The door frame to the left is the same height as the frame around the built-in small closet in the chimney enclosure, so there’s nothing needed to hold it in place besides gravity…
It’s already full with our extras and has been dubbed “The Loft” The Loft... already filled
For those interested, I haven’t completely neglected the small table project… For some strange reason, I elected to shape the parts by hand, using a rasp, a file, and sanding… It was slow going, but they’re almost ready for final assembly… :)First long rail finished...Piece Work...Getting close...

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 02:28 PM

there you go ,

organization .

onward ,
and ,
upward .

table is looking good !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 03:25 PM

looks great Mike, good to have someone handy when the need arises.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 03:58 PM

recycling material is good…....claiming unused space for storage is even better!!!

small table is coming along….....and now whilst doing your most favorite thing…..(I’m speaking of sanding)

you have someone to converse with!!!!

Good show Mike

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Bob Kollman

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#4 posted 09-16-2010 05:45 PM

Good idea, I am somewhat of an organization freak,

I don’t like tripping over stuff. Table is looking good!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 06:37 PM

Nice work Mike. You can never have enough space!
Glad to see the table coming along….
Enjoy the wonderful New England fall weather.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 07:19 PM

Hi MIke,
is always fun to have a couple of 2×3 hidden around !!

Happy Birthday too,

-- Back home. Fernando

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 10:10 PM

the never ending story of the spacebattle continue in new homes
yep we often forget those spots right abow our heads
thank´s for the reminder Mike

take care

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#8 posted 09-17-2010 01:36 PM

Hi Mike,
I also got the recycle and make some order illness…
You have done a fine job in the organisation.
I cant wait to see that tray done, it’s becomming more and more interesting.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 09-17-2010 02:10 PM

Girls will do that to you… Hog up all your space and time… :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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