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Project by oldstarter posted 02-15-2015 05:55 PM 2118 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife said could I make her a kitchen trolley, I’m not keen on making things to order, but I could see the benefits of one, as our kitchen is not huge. So thought if I get one online I can adapt it, to suit. I Saw this cheap flat pack thing that I knew wouldn’t be brilliant, but turned out to be a complete load of rubbish. 
Anyway set forth to make a silk purse lol. 
Put some extra faces on the drawer fronts, used what was supposed to be the handle for pushing the trolley into a kitchen paper roll holder, filled in one end completely, making a door to fit….. A rolling wine trolley? No sorry just somewhere to store the kitchen waste bin (not food stuff just waste paper and packaging) It’s just that I saw this blank door front and decided to try some printing onto wood using an ink jet printer which several people in the past have said you can’t do, but you can of course, it’s was just a case of using the right paper, which in my case was some old backing paper from those c/d disc labels. You have to be careful when (a) applying the printed paper as it can easily smudge and (b) that you use your computer to reverse the print so that it eventually comes out the right way round. You have plenty of time to work with it as the ink doesn’t dry on the this type of paper as it would normally. Conclusion I wish I had made the whole thing myself.
Thanks for looking.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#1 posted 02-15-2015 05:59 PM

You did a fine job changing and adapting. That’s part of the fun taking something and making it better. I thought it was made from scratch until I read the narrative.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 02-15-2015 06:00 PM

I love project that lend to the utility of a kitchen.

You did a nice job. The misses should be very happy!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#3 posted 02-15-2015 09:25 PM

Nicely done, great tip on the ink jet printing. I’m going to have to give that a try.


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#4 posted 02-16-2015 05:34 AM

Very nice!!!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#5 posted 02-16-2015 08:29 AM

Thanks Bruce I enjoyed trying it make it better, used lacquer for the first time, liked it a lot.
Thank you Brad the Mrs loved it, although I think she was ahead of me, I’d hardly wheeled it into the kitchen when she had shelves loaded, drawers full and top in use.
Hi cmassey I was really pleased with the printing myself, one thing, you have to spray lacquer over the finished job first to seal it and then you can use a brush on it.
Thanks BoardCop. I appreciate all of your comments.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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