Salt & Pepper shakers - Maple & Walnut

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Project by leec posted 08-22-2016 07:53 PM 1401 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What do you do with leftover scraps after building an end table? Make some simple salt & pepper shakers. I made a simpler tray for the 1st set, but didn’t take a photo before giving them away. We’ve kept the 2nd pair with the striped tray. They’re finished just with food-safe mineral oil.

-- Lee, Framingham, MA

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 09:22 PM

Those are just perfect ways to turn those what do you do with them pieces into objects of value. Stealing these for sure

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 09:27 PM

Scott – thanks. To be fair, I borrowed the idea for these from Jay Bates. Part of his “Trash to Treasure” series. I’d like to think I kicked it up a notch, though. The tray was my idea.

-- Lee, Framingham, MA

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 10:13 PM

these are nifty! great work…

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

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#4 posted 08-22-2016 11:57 PM

I love it—a great looking set of shakers, and a nice use of scraps!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 01:26 AM

Excellent work! Nothing like using scraps to make such wonders.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 02:57 AM

These are a different look you don’t see too often on here. I like the stripes and the tray is a plus. Nice work.

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

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 12:55 PM

Nice work and very creative. It’s a great design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 08:35 AM

Very wel used! Again awesome design and pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 08-27-2016 02:47 AM

Nice job!

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