War Zone Shelf and Night Stand

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Project by SplinterProneNewbie posted 10-25-2018 05:34 PM 635 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently deployed to Iraq. During my free time, it was too hot to read and I hated sitting around in my rack as there wasn’t much else to do. Talking to the Chair Force guys in the next compound, found out they had tools. Not many, but enough to do some rough stuff. Pretty much just a level, a circ saw and a drill.

So, this is two of a few projects that kept my out of boredom during my free time.

When you deploy, you don’t really get furniture. I made life a little easier on folks by building some shelves and nightstands to get stuff out of “the dirt” and away from the camel spiders. All items built from shipping containers or pallets.

-- -Live Long and Prosper

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#1 posted 10-25-2018 08:04 PM

Nice work Slpinter! Making something, anything that serves a useful purpose, is well worth the effort. I’m sure it’s appreciated. Thanks for your service and get home safe!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 10-25-2018 10:56 PM

Looks functional, hopefully you didn’t pick up too many splinters.

Thanks for your service, and thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 10-25-2018 11:15 PM

pretty awesome deployment work… hope you get to make plenty more while your there.

Thank you for your service, and my God Bless you with a speedy and safe return.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#4 posted 10-26-2018 01:06 AM

Thank you for your service, awesome job with shipping crates.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 10-26-2018 01:10 AM

Nice improvising. Thank you for your service. Stay safe.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-26-2018 03:12 AM

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 10-26-2018 11:17 AM

Nice stuff! It does come in handy. During my time there I had shelves and items built for me by another soldier. I just didn’t have the time or equipment.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 10-26-2018 02:38 PM

Thank you for serving our country!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 10-27-2018 01:53 AM

Nice, had a Mercedes Transmission shipping case I cut in half and used for a desk for years at Camp Cedar.

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

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