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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 1504 days ago 3978 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We recently bought a new window air conditioner.

The window opening is 43” wide, wider than the accordion extensions that come with the unit.

I cut some plywood inserts in order to fill the gap on each side.

Our window protrudes out like a bay window,

so I thought it would be a nice place to make a shelf.

The shelf kind of camouflages the AC, & we can always use more shelves for projects.

I used some leftover birch plywood, & some (Jatoba) Brazilian Cherry flooring for the facia.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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daltxguy

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#1 posted 1504 days ago

That’s a cool idea :)

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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littlecope

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#2 posted 1504 days ago

Good Thinking, Mr. C!!
A handsome (and useful!) solution to what might have been an unsightly problem… Good Man!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1504 days ago

Well done Dick what a super Idea and looks good too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 1504 days ago

Thanks guys,

I made this when I was recovering from cataract surgery.

I cut the plywood shelf piece 2 ” too long the first time.

Barb said, “it’s better than being 2” too short!” LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 1504 days ago

That Brazilian Cherry looks suspiciously like our Jatoba woodwork…..............(-:

Great idea for a potential eyesore.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1504 days ago

Looks “cool” to me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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OttoH

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#7 posted 1504 days ago

Great idea Dick. I like the way it turned out.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 1504 days ago

Nice work Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 1504 days ago

Thanks for the COOL! comments guys.

You were right on with the wood ID, Jim.

Jatoba is correct, http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/jatoba.htm

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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calacalou

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#10 posted 1504 days ago

as far as I know jatoba is just another name for brazilian cherry so it’s the same wood.

-- Chantal L., Montreal

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Cher

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#11 posted 1503 days ago

That is a neat way to house the aircon.

-- When you know better you do better.

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janice

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#12 posted 1503 days ago

Oh wow, that turned out nice.

-- Janice

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Tony

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#13 posted 1503 days ago

Nice work Dick, you have given me yet another great idea for the future – thanks, I hope the project keeps you both cool during the summer.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 1503 days ago

My wife wouldn’t let me clutter up our window air conditioners with something so beautiful Dick. Besides, with my luck I’d cut off a foot. LOL Real pretty job, but of course, that’s all you do. LOVE & PRAYERS mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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lumberdustjohn

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#15 posted 1502 days ago

Looks fantastic!
COOL design!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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