NOT A SPOON- but a spoon rack

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Project by rivergirl posted 12-21-2010 01:16 AM 1967 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a primitive style spoon rack. You spoon carvers may want to make one of these to hold your spoons. :) It can be hung by a wire or with a nail to the wall or cabinet. The colors in these photos aren’t showing the true colors.. one is mustard over brown, one is red over black, the other which looks very gray in the photo is actually a sage green over brown. As always, a final layer of stain is rubbed on and then off to “grubby” it up. Approximate dimensions are 12 inches by 5 or 6 inches by 7 inches high. This rack holds 5 spoons, but there is room for more holes if you want them. Wood is repurposed old fence boards. If you want to add my facebook page to your “likes” on facebook the page is Riverhouse Rustics (link below) . See you there I hope! :)!/pages/Riverhouse-Rustics/171105596257712

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 01:43 AM

I love the red one! The color is awesome. Another great project!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 12-21-2010 01:46 AM

What a great idea and so rustic …

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 12-21-2010 01:56 AM

Rivergirl you are a one lady production line, certainly not letting the cold weather get you down.
You certainly have the nack of distressing your pieces,they look great as usual.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 12-21-2010 04:09 AM

What a Great ‘rustic’ idea!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-21-2010 05:22 AM

I agree with everything Pete said. Love them.

-- Janice

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#6 posted 12-21-2010 06:36 AM

That looks realy nice I love it….
If I may ask what kind of paint do you use?


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#7 posted 12-21-2010 06:48 AM

-you selling or givin? Are you in the mad fog of sawdust inundation that typically preceds Christmas? -You are getting there faster than I!
-That is a super idea! I know they are not your favorite projects, but the ones you have been turning out lately look super!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#8 posted 12-21-2010 08:37 AM

What a great ideèr Rivergirl and wery nice and rustic :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#9 posted 12-21-2010 10:14 AM

Neat idea that would really suit a cottage kitchen, by the way couldn’t help noticing that sweet piece of Maple/Sycamore that the pieces are stood on is it a table or another project?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 12-21-2010 01:05 PM

tdv- LOL You L/J guys always notice the tables the stuff is sitting on. HAHAHA.. I love it! That is a maple slab table/bench I made. It is finished with spar poly. Turned out pretty nice- it’s out the door on Christmas eve.. then what will I sit my stuff on? I have no idea. Can’t build a new one till spring.

HB Believe it or not, I am currently using recycled paints. I did buy 3 pints of Old Village, (Which I really like) and the red is Old Village. But the other 2 pints of Old Village are long gone. My sister saw an ad on craigslist for free (but used) quarts and gallons of paint so she went and picked up 40-50 for me. I think maybe it is Benjamin Moore paint, but I will have to look and see. Nope it’s Dutch Boy and it is all in the plastic quarts with lids that screw on so the paint is in great shape. Around here I have to recycle and reuse or I can’t afford to keep building anything. :) The brown underpaint is an old gallon my mom had, the black underpaint is an old gallon I had. Same for the stain- though I prefer to use dark walnut- I ran out so I had to use what I had which was minwax provincial. I just mix the paints to achieve the colors that I want. For stain- so long as it’s a dark stain anything will work, but sometimes you just have to leave it on longer before the wipe off. :) The old mantra “Use what you have” strongly applies here at the riverhouse. :)

Christine- “D- none of the above.” Naturally it is all for sale. I am just building whatever comes to mind, and stockpiling for the spring shows. Sometimes I sell somethings despite myself. LOL I am completely open to suggestions… I am trying to build things in the $20-50 range. Beyond that my benches and slab tables etc but I can’t build them until spring. And I am going to be building rustic as in R-U-S-T-I-C outdoor garden benches I guess? I still want to carve out the bowl but need to buy that dang 55-60 dollar dish carving router bit…. dragging my feet on the expense I guess? LOL Oh and I regret to inform you that my makita plam sander literally BLEW APART into pieces yesterday afternoon. HA! So I need a new palm sander- and for the record I am not buying anything that requires special sand paper. Just plain old 1/4 sheets will do for me.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 12-21-2010 04:29 PM

Great job ,neat idea, red one I like as well, Made a few spoons but not a spoon rack, Thanks for posting
Merry Christmas

-- In His service ,Richard

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#12 posted 12-21-2010 05:02 PM

holy moly!! -are you okay? I melted part of the housing on my new chainsaw, and killed another planer (i upgraded when i traded in this time!). Will you PLEASE tell me which router bit you need! I just bought a new rounded one on clearance last year, so if it is one of those, i might have another. I have a brand new (with the exception of few i use a lot) set of 50 or so, i told you. since they are actually in place in the case, i use them and still have a pile in a box in the drawer. Just send me a picture!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#13 posted 12-21-2010 06:59 PM

You are really driven to build things. Very cool. Keep building that basic tool box and you can build anything.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 12-21-2010 07:18 PM

You are a woman after my little sisters heart, she has gotten to see your stuff a few times (she doesn’t have internet access) and really likes them.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#15 posted 12-21-2010 08:53 PM

Thanks so much Dez. If she would like to, your sister can join me on facebook- Riverhouse Rustics page. I post my work there. Here’s the link. Just go to the page and click “like” to be added to the friends of Riverhouse Rustics.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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