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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-27-2011 07:57 PM 1483 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every time I visit my mom I try to make something to make her small space at the nursing home a little more usable. This time it was an auxiliary shelf to hook under her rolling table to double the storage space. It was made from plywood and pine laying around the shop and 2 strips of aluminum from an old Stop sign and bent to make a couple of hooks.I did make a couple of small wedges to jam in to hold it in place. It fit pretty good and she is a little happier coming up on 98 this year.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 08:19 PM

Such a good boy! God bless her.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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TurnTurnTurn

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 08:23 PM

Great idea and it looks like your mom loves it!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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konaman

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 08:32 PM

That’s a great idea and such a thoughtful gift.

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GMman

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 08:32 PM

That is real nice of you and a great idea.

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 09:37 PM

Nice idea! The little things mean alot.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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ShopDogs

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#6 posted 05-27-2011 10:14 PM

Well, aren’t you clever.
Now you have guilted me into doing that walnut and granite end table for my mother. She will light a candle for you!

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 10:29 PM

Great use of space – way to take care of your mom.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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jack1

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 11:26 PM

Lucky guy! A nice present too…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 12:04 AM

Shopdogs, you crack me up! I didn’t mean to!! There might be some other old person who is the same situation that another LJ can make one for. It keeps things from falling on the floor. If she falls over again trying to pick it up, it might be a hip this time instead of an ankle.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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drewnahant

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 12:12 AM

Thats a great project. Projects for your mother are always fun, they appreciate even the simple pieces more than anybody else, It’s like bringing home that finger painting from kindergarten, no matter how small it is to you, they couldnt be more grateful.

Everyone remember, appreciate your mother, she’s the only one you will get.

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cranesgonewild

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 02:08 AM

Great design.
You can never have enough storage.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Mauricio

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#12 posted 05-28-2011 02:44 AM

I owe my mom a nice cutting board. This motivates me to get on that.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 05-28-2011 02:56 AM

Nice idea and present Jim, never enough room on those trolleys. Bet your Mum loved it.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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sedcokid

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#14 posted 05-28-2011 06:34 AM

What a great gift. I know she must appreciate this storage unit… Is that one of your rings she is wearing?

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 05-28-2011 06:45 AM

I know your mom loved it.

-- Chuck

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