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Project by cpt_hammer posted 2336 days ago 1321 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have been collecting magnets on our travels across the country since we have been married. My wife usually put them on the fridge and showed them to all our friends. (I think some of the friends thought we were crazy). Well since my daughter has become mobile (crawling and taking a few steps), she loves to go to the fridge and play rearrange the magnets. Rearrange them to the floor, under the fridge, in the pantry, or wherever she can put them. In order to protect our big investment, my wife commissioned me to build the ultimate in magnet storage. A piece of metal with a frame. Not much wood working, however, I did route the frame myself. Twice actually. First time in Aspen (which splintered like crazy) and then again in popular. After matching our kitchen cabinets as closely as I could. I stained and laquered the frame and then attached a 20” x 9’ long sheet of galvanzed steel. Hind sight being 20/20, I would have put the steel on a backing of 1/4” ply or something similiar and attached the frame to that. However, it my case, it’s merely the metal and the frame which makes it seem very flimsy, but since it’s kept up high and hung with 4 hooks, it should be fine.





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2336 days ago

fun stuff. my wife collects magnets too, but my youngest is 23 !

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

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2336 days ago

That’s very interesting! My wife could use one to free up some space on the fridge.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 2336 days ago

I probably would have cut my hands to no end trying to do that. Looks pretty cool. Now all you have to do is find all of the magnets your daughter has hidden (under the stove, the dishwasher, etc.) sort of like an easter egg hunt for mom and dad :-) Good Job Cpt.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 2336 days ago

Be careful there Cpt you might upset the polarity of the earth with all those magnets in one place. Great idea to save the fridge space.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2335 days ago

the piece, on its own is quite the work of art—it looks gorgeous up there without the magnets on it…
and then the collection! What a great idea.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 2319 days ago

Nice magnet display solution.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2319 days ago

There’s a thought. We recently got a stainless steel refer, and magnets just don’t stick.

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