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Project by mtnwild posted 11-16-2009 08:32 PM 1325 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d submit this project for your idea list.
I found the design in a projects book called “Outdoor Furniture”, by Nick Engler, isbn 0-87857-788-2, 1988, Rodel press.
I’ve made three of them so far and they make great gifts and are very versatile. It’s described as a plant stand holder for your deck, but I’ve used them for end tables and one is a towel holder in a bathroom. They move easily with that cool handle, I really like them.
Pretty straight forward design. The uprights are attached with half lap joint and screwed.The shelves are screwed with dowel covers. The top handle floats free.
Thought with Christmas coming up I’d put this versatile fairly easy project out there for any of you thinking on projects to do.
Thanks for looking, good luck…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.





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RexMcKinnon

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 08:44 PM

I agree, nice project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 09:04 PM

Very nice and well done project Jack. Looks way to good to be used outdoors.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 10:07 PM

Hey, thanks for posting this… what a great idea and simple to build… good results on this project which could also pass for a book shelf (if your books are in holders)...

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 10:16 PM

Thanks!
You get to practice some good basic skills on this. By the way, cut the rabbits before you taper the uprights.
Stefang, so far you’re right. None have been used outside yet.
Wisty, I have one by my bed, full of books, lol…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 04:32 AM

That simple, clean, little project could find a multitude of uses, indoor and out!! Nicely done:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 04:54 AM

Nice work looks good

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#7 posted 11-17-2009 05:41 AM

great idea and nice execution!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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hooky

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#8 posted 11-17-2009 02:23 PM

cool idea

so simple to modify for anything similar

towel rail, tall mirror and so on

I would like to use this idea (if i may ) thanks

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#9 posted 11-17-2009 09:25 PM

Clean and simple,, I like

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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