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Project by emetric posted 01-04-2012 03:53 AM 4773 views 22 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I bought my wife a Kuerig single serve coffee maker for Christmas, but I didn’t realize how much space the k-cups took up. So, I set out to buy a storage solution only to find that accessories for Kuerig machines are overpriced! So after looking at the many solutions available out there, I came up with this based primarily on two requirements: 1. a small footprint 2. designed using materials already on hand ($0 cost for you math people). I would count this as a success and the wife loves it! This case is constructed of 1/2” birch ply with dadoes cut into them for the trays made of 1/4” birch ply to slide into. The one thing that I would change would be to make it a little wider so that I can put two cups side by side (so each shelf would hold 12 instead of six). If you own one of these then you understand the need for it.

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway





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gridlockd

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 04:18 AM

excellent solution! my sister in law got a kuerig for Christmas, and this would be a great birthday gift for her. if you don’t mind sharing, what are your dimensions on this guy?

-- Gridlockd

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Kelen

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 04:28 AM

Genius design, love it.

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 04:32 AM

Great idea and cool design.

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 05:27 AM

wonderful idea. great execution. Thanks for sharing

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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MayflowerDescendant

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 09:00 AM

Great solution! I need another coffee …

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 05:21 PM

Nice job.

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 12:11 AM

I like that a lot. Great job

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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NBeener

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#8 posted 01-05-2012 01:17 AM

Dang it.

Now I’m either going to have to get my brother to make one of these, or I’M going to have to make one, or HE AND I are going to have to make one, together, for his wife !

Very nice !!

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 01-05-2012 03:02 AM

I got my wife one too, but my being in Afghanistan she had to buy a holder.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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308Gap

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 04:41 AM

Just got the coffee maker for xmas and I love your fix for space. I’m already looking at the mods for the maker, so the coffee tastes better. It’s a fine machine for someone who seldom drinks coffee. As a retired trucker I like my coffee large and in charge.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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Matt Przybylski

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 05:57 AM

That’s a great idea. I have one as well but the wife already bought the spinning carousel for the cups. However, I spotted the vitamix next to it. We have that as well and absolutely LOVE it. Best $450 I ever spent!

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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#12 posted 01-08-2012 07:13 PM

I like it. definately gonna steel your idea,,,,

-- eat crap

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#13 posted 08-11-2012 01:09 PM

What is the hole diameter? My wife bought one for a gift and wants me to make a holder but I don’t have any cups.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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