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Project by EGA posted 2331 days ago 1753 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Never had anyone guess what this very functional piece is. It is Shaker and as shaker went, very functional.
When the wife or I open it up, all we get is OHHH!!!!.

I might have previously mentioned that I took several different courses under the old G.I.Bill. One of them was cabinet making. Learned how but never have built a cabinet, but could if I wanted to. I found a picture of this piece so small, about an inch and a half wide and about three inches tall. It had no mesurements what so ever and at the time they wanted to sell the pattern. Five kids was raised and all of them used this piece right where it’s setting. the bottom has a door with a shelf halfway up to set the iron and what ever in or on. I’m pretty sure the Shaker’s had the old smoothing irons that was heated on the hearth. I drilled a hole in the back, a couple of inches above the shelf for the modern iron cord to be run through and plugged into the socket behind the piece.

Ya’ll can make ya self one, ifen ya wnata and aminding. It’s no wonder these rednecks can’t figure something out for that’s the way we all talk, kinda grows on ya. I might add, the placement of the two hinges on the board is crucial for the leg to swing down and miss the front of the cabinet. I fixed mine that after unlatching the little wooden latch at the top, grasp the end of the board and swing it down without helping the leg miss the top front of the cabinet. If swung down fast enough the leg will automatically go forward and engage the stop and the board will be perfectly flat.

Divorced and all it’s doing now is collecting dust

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/





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Dadoo

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#1 posted 2331 days ago

Looks like I’m first, so let me guess that it’s a broom closet?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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EGA

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#2 posted 2331 days ago

Wow!!! Sure like the new format for the site. I have been displaced for a while, the site wouldn’t take my password. I set here today and retyped it over and over and it finally allowed me to enter. I will open it up tomorrow and take pic of it and post them. If anyone can tell what it is, oh I just have fun with it.

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2331 days ago

Looks like an ironing board cabinet?

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

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Tim Pursell

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#4 posted 2331 days ago

Rats, Gary beat me to it!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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EGA

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#5 posted 2331 days ago

Man that was fast, went to have me a cup of coffee with the wife and it was identified. I will post the pic after I run to the vets to pick up the third member of the household. Semper fi

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/

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Thuan

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#6 posted 2331 days ago

Wow, looks like I’m going to have to add this on my “to do” list- if Gary is right.

-- Thuan

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GaryK

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#7 posted 2331 days ago

Well, we all know how much you like to save room Thuan.

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

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 2331 days ago

I don’t know what it is – but I want one.

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

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Mark E.

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#9 posted 2331 days ago

Gary is way to quick. :)

-- Mark

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 2331 days ago

Very nice piece of furniture. I would never have guessed an ironing board cabinet. Very good Gary.

EGA, the carvings add a nice touch to the piece as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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EGA

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#11 posted 1290 days ago

Collecting dust now!

-- www.flickr.com/photos/egamarine/

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