Maple Folding Dish Rrack

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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 01-23-2012 03:33 AM 2329 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At first my wife didn’t care if I made this or not for her. I hated the white plastic one she was using. But after I made this for her today she was all smiles! She’s so cute I decided to use her to model my work! I used brass nut’s and bolts and put a coat of clear Danish Oil on it.

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 03:43 AM

A wonderful rack and Your right your wife has a nice smile. a job well done. Always keep those wives smiling .

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 03:50 AM

Nice work. I like the design, especially the foldable part. and more than that, your wife is very cooperative!

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 05:52 AM

Looks like you hit a home run.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 06:44 AM

Hope you don’t mind but I think I’m going to have to make something like that myself.

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 06:49 AM

Great job, I am sure by the picture it will be used. Now that she knows you can make useful items, watch out

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 03:50 PM

I Don’t mind at all. I copied one that I saw made out of Bamboo at Bed Bath and Beyond. I just took a picture of it with my cell phone. I Wish I had a tape measure with me. I had to use my hand for perspective and do a lot of guessing. But It turned out ok. What’s funny is after I finished making it I went on to B B and Beyond’s web page and saw the measurements on the page 9 3/4” H x 17 3/4” W x 13” D. I was close!

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 10:16 PM

that is neat. I would like to build one 4 my wife. Hey, what do you think about inc. that design into a wall bathroom towel hanger somehow? I have a small bathroom and not alot of space for towels to hang on the back of the door.


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#8 posted 01-23-2012 10:26 PM

If you fold it up it will sit flat on the counter. The ones they sell in the stores are made of bamboo.

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#9 posted 02-16-2012 04:58 PM

I think I can, I think I can…Just a great job. We got away from the plastic tray but not the drainer rack. Now we switch out a towel that we use beneath it to soak up the drips. In time I think something like this will look good in the kitchen, but I don’t think my wife would appreciate it as much as yours…I’m the one who does the dishes around here!! Prost to you on your great project!

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 02:28 AM

Nice job. Lots of pieces. Your wife looks like a very nice person. And you’re lucky she does the dishes.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#11 posted 03-04-2012 08:43 PM

You are so right SuburbanDon! My wife is a very nice person. The sweeties woman I know! That’s why I married her! Oh! and I also help with the dishe! :)
About that Rack! It’s a ton of work and for $19.99 I could of bought a nice bamboo rack at Bed Bath and Beyond.
But she waned me to make one so I did. And Yes LOTS of pieces!

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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