I Used To Be Stairs.

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Project by Linkovich posted 04-28-2015 01:48 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Fiancee is always complaing there is nowhere to hang coats or put keys in our house. So while I waited for the first coat of minwax to dry, on the little plant stand I made her. I decided I would yry and solve this problem. First I took 3 of the steps from an old oak staircase my dad gave me and started cutting dados. (This would have gone faster if I owned dado blades or if I used my router.) Before I knew it I had made this cubby/shelf/coat hook thingy. Covered it with linseed oil, and hung it with a french cleat. This is my first project that I’m not botherd by its flaws. Even though I still see them.

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 02:15 AM

don’t talk about flaws, talk about the character of the piece.

-- Jack "No plan survives contact with the enemy" (Helmuth von Moltke the Elder)... In my case, the enemy is often my lumber rack

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#2 posted 04-28-2015 08:58 PM

YOU might see flaws .. I see a pretty useful project that looks fine to me!

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 02:36 PM

It looks great! Flaws are a reminder that improvement can be made. That said your work is way above those that have no skill, no ability, and no drive to make the attempt in the first place. You saw a need, you found a solution, nice.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 04-29-2015 02:50 PM

That’s a nice practical project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-01-2015 07:20 AM

It makes me feel so much better to see a post of something beautiful from somebody who mentioned “flaws” since I pretty much HATE everything I’ve made so far. As dumb as it sounds, it’s reassuring to know people see the same things in their own amazing work.

Nice job, both on the project AND appeasing the fiancé!

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 03:39 AM

Thank you guys. It has been getting a lot of use.

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