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Project by becikeja posted 07-28-2014 12:17 AM 2208 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were in a home furnishing store the other day and my wife saw the lantern pictured with 2 candles. She decided she wanted to buy it for $40. Are you kidding me?? I can make that. She reminded me of all the thing I said I would make and never do. So we agreed as long as I made it she would wait. So I went to work. An old light fixture came down from the attic to provide the glass, add some scrap pine, some white paint left over from a table, some rope I had in the shop, and there they are 2 lanterns. Total cost abut $3 for the hinges.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 01:13 AM

Great save of that $37 plus tax….and I bet a kiss was received as well

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Cantputjamontoast

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 01:56 AM

that $37 bucks needs to go into the wood budget!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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AlBCuttnWud

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 03:22 AM

I think your wife should use the savings to put towards a new pair of shoes……haha. I like projects like this where you think you got one over on the retail market…..good on you…you got a chance to make the wife happy and play in the woodshop…..life is good.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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GerardoArg1

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 11:33 AM

Nice choise! Ever need a project for save money! Use that in workshop.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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DaveGlx

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 01:31 PM

Great recycling project .beautiful result.

-- Dave -

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 04:53 PM

...and looks better than original!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 06:32 PM

Sweet, my wife puts me to those same time challenges too.. LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 03-28-2017 07:01 PM

LOL! My wife and I go through that dialog a lot. “She’s right!” I dislike the results as she gets something basic, functional and ugly. LOL!

I have to remember who the customer is.

Nice save.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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