Wanted to impress the wife

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 01-04-2008 12:58 AM 7342 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When our new daughter was born, so I made this in about 1 hour. Bought the letters at a craft store, built the frame, used left over beadboard for the backing. Raised the letters off the back with little blocks. Sprayed the whole thing with the “little critter” sprayer. She loves it. It’s hung with a french cleat so you can put things on display in it if you want.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 01:13 AM

Sometimes the simplest and easiest projects will bring the most satisfaction (and score big points). Good work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 02:29 AM

The backing and the paint color are a great touch… really gives it a “built-in” look. Super project!

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 04:40 AM

sweet project … now my grandkids need some of these !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 09:10 AM

Aside from being a really nice touch for the baby’s room, she should have no problem learning to spell her name when the time comes.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 01:23 PM

That’s a nice project. Making points with the better half is a nice bonus.

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 01:34 PM

how lovely. I really like the fact that you can put things on it.. little special Hayden mementos! excellent.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 01-04-2008 02:33 PM

great idea ! i love all the things people make for thier kids and grandkids , it always makes the project extra special ! i ask my kids and grandkids what they would like grandpa to make them for christmas and much to my surprise they all said exactly the same thing ,.... a check ! grrr lol nice work m gradwohl

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