|Project by Don Johnson||posted 09-12-2011 01:10 PM||1617 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My daughter and her family have just moved back to the UK and are renting a house until they finally decide where to live. They purchased some inexpensive clothes hanger systems to use as temporary wardrobes, and one collapsed as soon as she loaded it with clothes. So I made four wooden blocks to replace the broken plastic pieces.
As I went off to make these, she said, “Oh!, could you make me a cookbook holder as well?”
Her husband, John, was discarding a 6 ft x 2 ft 3/4 inch pine board that they had previously used as a shelf, but could not find a place for in the rented house. I obviously felt that it was a crime to send it to the dump, but he was happy for me to take it as he is not into ANY form of DIY himself.
I remembered Steve Marin’s design ( http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/23341 ) from when I trawled through all his super videos, and made the displayed version pretty much as he described – from part of the board saved from disposal.
Like Steve, I found that the only tricky part was getting the adjustable backrest to be moveable, but to stay where it was put. I ended up drilling a hole about 1/2 inch deep into the backrest, and putting a ‘squashable but firm’ round piece of neoprene rubber into the hole. It was just a little longer than the hole depth, and provided the necessary ‘stiction’.
Thanks again to Steve – this is not the first, and I’m sure won’t be the last, of his designs that I use.
-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk