Pony Wall Cap

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Project by Blake posted 01-06-2011 12:43 AM 14637 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad needed a cap on the top of this ugly pony wall in his new office.

The original drywall job was pretty sloppy anyway, so this really made a difference. I built it in the shop out of 2×10 clear Douglas Fir and also pre-finished it in the shop. I matched the stain on the rest of the woodwork in the office as shown in the third photo. The “trim” on the underside is screwed from underneath, so there are no visible nail holes. After a little scraping of the sloppy drywall mud it fit snuggly in place. A little “Liquid Nails” on the bottom holds it down.

Its funny how just a little custom woodwork can make such a big difference in a room. Now they can use it as a shelf for a potted plant or something.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 12:57 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 01:05 AM

looks rad! nice job on matching the stain too. did you know what stain they used? or had to figure it out as you went along?

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 01:13 AM

Looks good. Nice match with the stain.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 01:22 AM

That sure is a pretty piece of wood.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 01:26 AM

Very nice… I agree a little custom makes it pop.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 01:43 AM


Josh… I just made a sample piece with several different stains on it and took it to the office to match. Its close enough for being about 6 ft away from the nearest reference point.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 01:49 AM

Great looking shelf.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 01:57 AM

Nice man. I have to do one of these myself.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 01-06-2011 04:07 AM

A vast improvement, now how’s your drywalling skills?

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

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#10 posted 01-06-2011 04:15 AM

...not so good… but I wasn’t the one who did the drywall, just the one who covered it up.

Wow Tom (mot), haven’t heard from you much lately. Whats up?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 01-06-2011 04:19 AM

I guessed that Blake I’m sure you wouldn’t have left it like that, I find our pride in what we make in wood extends to everything else we do don’t you?

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

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#12 posted 01-06-2011 04:25 AM

Most guys don,t take the extra steps to make something as simple as a cap look nice but you have created a piece of art . Great job !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#13 posted 01-06-2011 04:43 AM

Giving the boss wood can never hurt.

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#14 posted 01-06-2011 06:47 AM

nice job, we put on one of these and man it really kept the kids from knocking off the drywall on the edges.

-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#15 posted 01-06-2011 11:30 AM

Nice job I would agree that it is better than just having drywall.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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