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Project by TomFran posted 1977 days ago 2175 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife got a new toaster oven for Christmas, which we placed temporarily on top of our microwave oven. I decided to build an addition to a cabinet we already had, and so it had to match it in style.

Here is what I came up with. It is made from a combination of plywood and solid maple, all of which I had in my scrap pile. The natural maple components are finished with Waterlox.

On this project I used my pocket hole jig, biscuit joiner, router, and table saw. It was fun to make, and it created a solution by providing a place for a new appliance.

Thanks for looking!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28





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Bill

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#1 posted 1977 days ago

Nice work Tom. This looks like it was part of the original build. Great to hear you are getting to use all those tools of yours. Good job.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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TomFran

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#2 posted 1977 days ago

Thanks a lot Bill.

The weather is warming up here, and I have purchased a few new “toys” that I’m anxious to try out.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Greg Mitchell

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#3 posted 1977 days ago

Great idea Tom. Wonderful work.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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TomFran

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#4 posted 1977 days ago

Thank you, Greg, for the kind comment.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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TomFran

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#5 posted 1976 days ago

Thanks Ashley!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1976 days ago

Very good idea why didn’t I think of this when I made my kitchen or fitted it I should say.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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TomFran

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#7 posted 1976 days ago

Alistair,

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding my modest effort at being a woodworker.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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jm82435

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#8 posted 1976 days ago

Glad to see your latest project. This is a good one. I like that it looks like it always belonged. I like that this is a project you use everyday. Some of us non-pros sometimes have issue with finding project we need. I think you are more modest than your woodworking effort is. thanks for sharing this with us.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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TomFran

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#9 posted 1976 days ago

Thank you jm for your gracious comment. You are a great encourager!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Hawgnutz

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#10 posted 1976 days ago

Very nice, Tom. Like Bill said, it looks like it was originaly part of the cabinet. (Ain’t it great to use all them tools and get something as pretty and useful as that?)
Great Job!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1976 days ago

Hi Tom;

A great job, and very useful as well. I’s sure you scored some brownie points with the Mrs.

Again very nice work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#12 posted 1976 days ago

Tom. A great job. Looks like it fits in well.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 1976 days ago

Great idea Tom. good space saver.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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TomFran

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#14 posted 1976 days ago

Hawg,

Thanks much. Yes, it is so great to have all that fun AND get something useful out of it too.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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TomFran

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#15 posted 1976 days ago

Lee, Yes, my wife loved it, and I did indeed get some of those browniie points that are so helpful. Thanks!!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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