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Project by mtnwild posted 11-09-2008 01:29 AM 2484 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Man, I slammed this together. Shows, hu? Well I was going for something else and this is what ended up. Could have built this a lot easier, if it had been my original idea, LOL. Christmas gift none the less. The center wood I’m not sure, koa maybe, the light wood is maple, then purple heart, with walnut dowels in the corners, going through for the feet. I really like the color combination. Looks kind of oriental.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#1 posted 11-09-2008 06:10 AM

I think these are a great idea. I’m always cutting the bread on the wire rack before it cools. Ummm Good! This one looks awesome!

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#2 posted 11-09-2008 08:56 AM

very nice,
i really like the middle, how do you make it?

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#3 posted 11-09-2008 12:37 PM

Nice! A lot of good ideas there.

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#4 posted 11-09-2008 04:35 PM

Hi Broda, Take a plank of wood you want to use. Cut the horizontal and vertical lengths. OK, now you have two pieces of wood. Next mark and cut the dados on each board. cut the dados half the thickness of the boards. Don’t worry about exact spacing of the dados. Then rip each board to the thickness of the dados. Mark each piece as you cut them. Keep the pieces in the same order as the board you cut them from. After they are all cut the pieces will fit together. As long as you keep all the pieces in the proper order you can cut your dados any space and they will match up. Experiment, have fun. Hope this helps, Thanks for the interest.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 11-09-2008 11:08 PM

pictures with the plans, please! (since you are going to be making more anyway)

This is awesome. Don’t you love it when a “huh?” turns into a “wow”.
Looks like an amazing fairy door design haha

Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 11-09-2008 11:55 PM

Thank you, I think you are right about the fairy doors. Computer stupid, sorry. Barely do this. There has to be someone that can help you out there. I guess it’s hard to explain clearly. Thought these would also look good on some cabinets, as doors.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 11-29-2008 07:58 AM

Your design is quite complex and yet simple. Makes an interesting finished product. I think you can go far with different combinations of this design.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 10:36 PM

Great design and contrasting woods!!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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