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Project by Dave Rutan posted 11-26-2015 04:41 PM 822 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

What better way to help unclutter your desk than to make a place to put things? This desk caddy was made from some of my drawer wood . It’s most likely poplar, but I really cannot tell. After kicking around a few ideas, I came up with this concept of ‘nested’ boxes of different heights.. Bringing the concept to life took a little more thought. To slightly disguise the butt joints, I chamfered the ends of the pieces. Wait! No, it’s artistic!

The unit of three joined boxes is simply glued to another piece of drawer wood which has a chamfered top edge. The finish is spray lacquer. I didn’t like the look of it sitting flat on the table, so I added small felt pads to each corner.

One variation I considered for this was a small sliding ‘segment’ which could support a smartphone in an upright position for facetiming or watching videos. It may yet happen as I have two more of these to make.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 04:57 PM

I agree not to vaste any scrap wood and to make something useful of it. I like the concept of four equal sides square.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mariva57

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 07:25 PM

Original design, I like it.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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CFrye

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 09:58 PM

Nice, Dave. Very customizable. It can act as a passive amplifier as is, too! Thanks for sharing and happy thanksgiving to you and yours!

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 11-27-2015 01:29 AM



Nice, Dave. Very customizable. It can act as a passive amplifier as is, too! Thanks for sharing and happy thanksgiving to you and yours!

- CFrye

Can it really amplify? I’ll have to try that with my wife’s ipod.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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WoodNSawdust

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#5 posted 11-27-2015 02:54 AM

Nice looking project.

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

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