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Project by Blake posted 1197 days ago 6721 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! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1197 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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joshtank

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#2 posted 1197 days ago

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, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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Jaybird719

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#3 posted 1197 days ago

Looks good. Nice match with the stain.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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SPalm

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#4 posted 1197 days ago

Nice.
That sure is a pretty piece of wood.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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whitedog

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#5 posted 1197 days ago

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

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Blake

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#6 posted 1197 days ago

Thanks.

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! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Karson

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#7 posted 1197 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#8 posted 1197 days ago

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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tdv

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#9 posted 1197 days ago

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

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

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Blake

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#10 posted 1197 days ago

...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! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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tdv

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#11 posted 1197 days ago

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?
Trevor

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

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john

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#12 posted 1197 days ago

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) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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bvdon

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#13 posted 1197 days ago

Giving the boss wood can never hurt.

-- http://woodwork.me

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rweitz

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#14 posted 1197 days ago

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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Eagle1

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#15 posted 1196 days ago

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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