My sister's cart

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Project by Grantman posted 12-08-2010 07:08 AM 1931 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister lives in rural Tennessee in a home that’s very rustic with lots of exposed red and white oak beams. Her kitchen is limited in space so I made this cart for her that she can store next to her cabinets to stay out of the way on a day-to-day basis yet roll into the middle to work on. It’s both red and white oak to match the interior and the cutting board top is a Spagnuolo design. It just seemed to fit.

The funniest part is she was coming in for a visit and I had to finish the project quickly. I glued it up before I realized I never put the dowels in. I had to bend what I could bend and break and re-glue what I could re-glue. (KD oak doesn’t bend very well, in case you didn’t know). After a little sanding, no one’s the wiser. ‘cept me and her, of course. Shhhh. Y’all can keep a secret, can’t you?

13” x 25” X 29”

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 09:09 AM

that is very nice, good work

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 12:53 PM

Great looking cart, I’m sure she was pleased/

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 04:07 PM

Good looking cart, and it will be used quite a bit, which makes it even better. Good save on the dowels,
nothing like a slight miscalculation to get the gray matter moving quickly.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 05-09-2011 04:09 PM

Very nicely done! even under time constraints.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 02:07 PM

Looks nice. Might have to make one for out kitchen- not enough counter space.
As to keeping the secret, just send me $50 a week and I’ll keep quiet. ;)

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#6 posted 10-09-2013 04:04 PM

A very attractive and practical piece. Nicely done.

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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