What do you do with the projects your wife hates ?

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Blog entry by mkrok posted 05-01-2010 04:10 PM 15276 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slap some french cleats on it, hang it on the wall, and HOLA !!! Instant miter saw workstation. These were supposed to be storage cubbies for the kids toys with an integrated desktop spanning the 2 cabinets. I went overboard on the design, my wife simpy wanted boxes. Oh well …..

All 1/2’ big box birch plywood. No finish yet. I put it to work immediatly. Plenty of storage for hand power tools and stuff. Always have a backup plan.


-- Michael, South Florida,

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#1 posted 05-01-2010 05:42 PM

realy one of those questions you can´t answers before it´s a problem for you
this one you taggled well with a clever solution to another problem you had


for another time , take a look here about posting pictures

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 05:52 PM

here you go michael ,
nice work !
your gain .

i just pasted your http stuff here ,
and put an exclamation point ( ! ) tight at each end of it ,

the kids would probably just leave things on the floor anyway (LOL) !

what you smokin’ down there ,
looks like they are floating ?

-- 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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#3 posted 05-01-2010 06:46 PM

Good solution

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 07:21 PM

LOL….I usually get into the same predicament. My better half asks for something and I make it much more finished…complicated…etc then she originally expected. Sometimes that works ok…most of the time…she starts complaining…and I am forced reduce back to a simple project with the retort (under my breath) that I am a woodworker and turning out simple junk goes against the grain….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 09:05 PM

WTF Dude! If she’s going to be that way about it, my kids could use something that nice. Where does she plan on putting the boxes?

-- Jay

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#6 posted 05-01-2010 09:18 PM

What’s not to like? I think they are nice shevles.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 11:12 PM

I think your playin her to get some extra shop time! Oh you don’t like these, ok i will make some more, see ya. My shop is where the peace is…

-- Ken, Florida,

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#8 posted 05-02-2010 04:40 AM

Thanks for all og the feedback and reads. I appreciate it.

Thank you Dennis for giving me the instructiosn on posting. I was fing around for 3 days with that one. And did it wrong anyway.

Oh and David – Only to good stuff

-- Michael, South Florida,

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#9 posted 05-02-2010 05:02 AM


Nice re-purpose and this ended up as a really neat miter saw station. French cleats to get your workstation to right level is clever, to say the least! The openings might be good cut-off storage for future projects.?

Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#10 posted 05-03-2010 01:11 AM

You got lucky there. Sometimes wives don’t fully understand the finer points of our projects, but on the other side we usually don’t understand anything about them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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