Coffee Mug Display Rack For My Daughter And What's His Name

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Project by BusterB posted 05-09-2016 11:41 PM 2154 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and what’s his name are in the process of buying their first house in preparation of their move to UNC where she will be doing her doctorate work. She sent me a picture of a coffee mug display rack that she has decided would be just perfect to mount on the dining room wall. To save on weight (it will be plenty heavy when it’s full of mugs) I bought pine1×4’s at the big box store. The individual spaces are 5” wide, 3 1/2” deep and alternate between 5 and 7” tall. There were 72 dado slots so it was a hoot to glue up. There is quite a bit of surface area so I went with a combination paint and primer instead of priming first then spraying. Since I am on my seventh can (it takes 2 cans of the same brand paint to cover an primed Adirondack chair) I am thinking this was a mistake on my I glued in two small blocks at the top which will give them a solid mounting point so they can screw it into the wall studs. The things we do for our kids!!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 05-09-2016 11:50 PM

Hey, great display rack, Buster!! That’s a lot of mugs!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 11:57 PM

That’s a big rack Buster. I can see the difficulty trying to glue it all at once. Maybe you will get invited over for a cup of coffee with whats his name with all those mugs.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 12:13 AM

Another fine job by BusterB! That’s quite a rack you have going on there. I’m glad I wasn’t the one that had to deal with that glue up. Looks like you have plenty of patience, and plenty of clamps. Great job buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 01:35 AM

Jim- Thank you sir. That girl is a coffee fanatic. I am guessing she has a good start on filling it.

Dave- thank you sir. As long of a drive as it will be to pay them a visit after they move, ole what’s his name better offer up some cookies or pie as well as a cup of coffee…lol
Jeff- thanks buddy. I am wondering if it should concern me that you are complimenting my rack…lol.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 02:38 AM

For your daughter and what’s his name LOL that’s funny, love the build. You sir have more patience then I do, great build.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 03:26 AM

Todd- thank you cedar king!!! I am still waiting on my buddy to being me the picture and brass name plate so I can finish up that project you helped me on. Those cedar discs you cut out were perfect sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 05-10-2016 04:48 AM

You are a great dad Buster. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 05-10-2016 05:32 AM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 05-10-2016 08:02 AM

This is a pretty hip project for coffee mugs! Good job! I’m going to try and make one of these for my collection, which seems to get bigger and bigger with all the free mugs I get from contests and work and all. Ole’ what’s his name, I still chuckle every time I see that.

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#10 posted 05-10-2016 08:21 AM

’’What’s his name’’ is her boyfriend or husband , I soppose. Nice and sturdy rack you’ve made, I bet she will have no complaints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-10-2016 12:30 PM

Buster, this is a very nice display rack. 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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#12 posted 05-10-2016 12:36 PM

Whoa, that’s a lot of coffee cups! They will be well displayed, thanks to you, Buster! Now, start her on a thimble collection and see how many dados that’d need. ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 05-10-2016 01:32 PM

Well I dont drink coffee, so I certainly wont have a dog in this hunt…

But I sure hope that the top-center slot will have a big beautiful mug placed up there with a plaque below it that says “DAD’S MUG” !

Nice job Dude !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 05-10-2016 09:08 PM

Nice project. Must have been a fun glue up :)

I have two daughters who are toddlers: Is this what I have to look forward to?...

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#15 posted 05-10-2016 11:52 PM

Great mug rack.sure looks like a fun glue up!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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