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Project by toddbeaulieu posted 07-14-2015 02:22 PM 2772 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cherry beside table for my Father In Law after noticing what a mess his CPAP setup was. The design is similar to their existing decor. The front 2/3 of the top lifts in the front for access to the machine while the back 1/3 is fixed for a table lamp. The hose protrudes through the side and the mask hangs on a hook.

I didn’t want to waste the back compartment so I made a small box that’s hidden up underneath and held captive by one fixed mount and one sliding mount that’s captured in a sliding dovetail mortise. I doubt he’ll ever use that, but I’m still learning and like to experiment.

The legs were simple with a jig that I finally got to justify.

I’m realizing how terrible I am at taking project pictures. I don’t even have a finished photo of this before I delivered it!





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 07:01 PM

Very nicely crafted, good idea and great job all the way around.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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WoodNSawdust

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 07:03 PM

Great idea! I wish I had a table like this when my mother was still alive.

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

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 07-15-2015 03:51 AM

It will help someone feel more normal! Good idea and neat project.

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 07-15-2015 12:36 PM

Looks good.
However I would be concerned about the machine overheating without proper airflow around it being contained in the cabinet. Perhaps it would be fine if the cover was left open at night while using it. Then it could be closed during the day to conceal it.

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-15-2015 12:39 PM

You did a nice job on this and I’m sure that he appreciated it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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toddbeaulieu

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#6 posted 07-15-2015 12:46 PM

Good point Charles. I could always ask them to check it in the morning to see how hot it is. They’ve been using it since XMAS and haven’t mentioned any problems yet. The hole in the side is larger than the tube, so it’s not exactly sealed. But I’ll ask…

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Holt

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#7 posted 07-15-2015 05:22 PM

On the flip side, if they normally use the heater (mine had a heater, I’m guessing that is common), they might be able to leave it turned off…


Good point Charles. I could always ask them to check it in the morning to see how hot it is. They ve been using it since XMAS and haven t mentioned any problems yet. The hole in the side is larger than the tube, so it s not exactly sealed. But I ll ask…

- toddbeaulieu


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nkawtg

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#8 posted 01-04-2016 04:34 PM

I’ll be getting a CPAP machine this week and I’ve been thinking of making a nightstand to incorporate the machine.
I was thinking of including a filtered vent to keep out the dog hair.
Your design is very nice.

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toddbeaulieu

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#9 posted 01-04-2016 05:06 PM

You know, until I read your comment it never occurred to me to think about airflow. Wow. They haven’t mentioned anything to me as to how it’s been holding up. I should ask. I wouldn’t think you’d need much more than a small foam filter of some sort.

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