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Project by KnotCurser posted 1000 days ago 2000 views 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I was sitting in my living room about a week ago thinking what I could do to give my home some more personal touches and I happen to gaze upon the air register in the floor.

Aha! Why not replace it with something that I created?

So, I looked around and found a sampling of neat Art Deco style designs and came up with what you see here.

I first planed a piece of solid Walnut (three of them actually as I plan to do a few more of these), and then used my router table to put an chamfered edge on it.

After that it was over to the scroll saw for quite a bit of cutting. I was able to remove the back from the existing register to use on this one so I can fully adjust it still!

Piece measures 5 1/2×11 1/2 inches and is a tad over 1/2 inch thick.

I soaked this in lemon oil for over an hour to really saturate it as I am a little worried about dry air being passed though it – so far so good though!

More, I hope, will follow this one but in all different patterns.

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Pete Jansen

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#1 posted 1000 days ago

Nice, do you want to share the pattern? I’d put those in my house for sure.
Very Frank Lloyd Wright style. Love that.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 1000 days ago

I will gladly share the pattern!

Just make sure the measurements match with the ones in your house. :-)

I will send you a private message LoneTree.

Anyone else?

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Thumbtack

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#3 posted 1000 days ago

Bob, that is awsome i have been remodeling my house for over 2 yrs and have wondered what i could do to cover a small register in my kitchen, your handy work has now given me a great idea. This is my first comment since i set up my account and i really love all you fantastic wood workers. I’ve got a lot to learn .My buddy grizzman on lumberjocks turned me on to this site, its great, thumbtack in idaho.

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 1000 days ago

Welcome aboard Thumbtack!

Don’t hesitate to ask questions, opinions or anything else – everyone here at LJ’s is eager and willing to help!

LMK if I can assist your efforts in any way.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 1000 days ago

Bob your projects are always so creative and professional. I am working on a set of Art Deco inspired Christmas ornaments this week and your floor register is right on target with that. I always love seeing all your work and what you are coming up with lately. What a beautiful idea to personalize your home with these.

Great project!!! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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jim1953

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#6 posted 1000 days ago

I made my wife a new desk and the heat register was half under the desk so I made a wood register to match the desk. Your register is awesome.

-- Jim, Kentucky

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jim1953

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#7 posted 1000 days ago

I made my wife a new desk and the heat register was half under the desk so I made a wood register to match the desk. Your register is awesome.

-- Jim, Kentucky

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sras

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#8 posted 1000 days ago

Awesome design! Nothing like those personal touches to make a house a home.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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rance

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#9 posted 1000 days ago

Thats a really nice register. Very creative with the design. You have a nice eye for design Bob.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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mmh

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#10 posted 1000 days ago

That’s quite a unique and elegant design! I would imagine you could sell quite a few of those or versions of the same design.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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TJ65

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#11 posted 1000 days ago

Great idea and you certainly chose a nice design to match. Not too fancy but noticable.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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KnotCurser

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#12 posted 1000 days ago

Thanks to all for the nice comments!

mmh – I probably could sell these, but I wouldn’t profit due to the time it takes to cut out all those individual holes. Someone would have to pay a lot of $$$! ;-)

This would be a PERFECT job for a C&C router, however….......

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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SPalm

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#13 posted 1000 days ago

Sweet.
Hmmm. If I only new someone with a CNC…

Nice idea,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Ahenry

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#14 posted 1000 days ago

That’s great Bob. I love the idea, and you’ve inspired me to try something like this for all the floor registers I have.

-- If it is to be, it's up to me

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Bertha

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#15 posted 1000 days ago

Wow! This is great. I’m ashamed to tell you what I paid for mine when I had my floors installed. It hurts to think about. Excellent work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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