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Project by kapanen posted 06-11-2015 04:01 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We are all looking for uses of our scrap wood. I, like many, have a real issue with tossing out any wood….even the smallest of pieces.

I don’t know if this has been posted before, but I thought I was a genius to come up with yet another way of whittling down the abundance of wood in the old scrap bin.

In order to keep the doors in the house from putting a hole in the drywall, you can make one of these. In this case I went with segmented padauk and maple , but of course they can be made from solid pieces. They can be turned round or not? I hid how the segments did not meet perfectly in the middle by drilling out the center.

I then ripped them half on the bandsaw. Have to conserve this beautiful wood…(I need therapy, I have become a wood hoarder).

I used some carpet tape on the back to mount them onto the wall, which will hold it secure forever.

Looks way better than the alternative at Walmart …..and way cheaper. (Nearly 4 bucks for a plastic circle…..you have to be kidding me).

Simply, it is also something one can do on a raining Saturday.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 06-11-2015 06:03 PM

Going forward from here on out, please note that drilling out the center was not to hide an error. It was strictly a “design element”.
Very nice.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 07:23 AM

Very original idea. They sure look beter than white plastic on the wall.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 03:24 AM

Great idea for my house in Raccoon City.

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 05:09 AM

Have you thought about using technology 3M Command Strips for mounting these?

I didn’t think much of these strips at first but after using a couple, to mount surge protector outlet strips, I became an beliver in how well they hold and how cleanly they can be removed.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 02:15 PM



We are all looking for uses of our scrap wood. I, like many, have a real issue with tossing out any wood….even the smallest of pieces.

Good way of repurposing valuable wood cutoffs.


I don t know if this has been posted before, but I thought I was a genius to come up with yet another way of whittling down the abundance of wood in the old scrap bin.

It does not matter. We all use ideas from other woodworkers. In fact I consider that the purpose of LumberJocks to allow us to share ideas and to help each other.


I went with segmented padauk and maple , but of course they can be made from solid pieces.

Very nice color choices. Sure they could be solid wood but I think the different woods make them more attractive
They can be turned round or not?

I don’t see why not. Depending on the wood choices there may be a problem with tear out while turning the end grain.

I hid how the segments did not meet perfectly in the middle by drilling out the center.

Design feature. Of if you want you could fill the hole with a dowel.


(I need therapy, I have become a wood hoarder).

I understand, my couch is always open. I charge $100 per session, hum lets see (new TS + tax + shipping/100) it should take around 50 sessions, but no guarantees ;-)


Looks way better than the alternative at Walmart- kapanen

Much better.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 06-15-2015 05:43 PM

Hmmm, neat. I figured you had drilled the center so the door-lock button wouldn’t dent the nice door stop!

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kapanen

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 10:09 PM

JoeinGA…..

Yes that is correct, I purposely placed the very precise hole to allow for the door lock to pass without damaging the wood, yet never reaching the wall itself…..lol.

It was taken into account in the design….right Ohwoodeye

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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kapanen

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#8 posted 06-15-2015 10:11 PM

Thanks WoodNSawdust for the detail in your comment. This community is great, and I have trouble staying away from it while I am work. There is so much out here, so many ideas, and incredible photos, that I seem to have an issue with pulling myself away.

Thanks again

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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