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Project by woodshaver posted 942 days ago 1770 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.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 942 days ago

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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woodworm

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#2 posted 942 days ago

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

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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bugz

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#3 posted 942 days ago

Looks like you hit a home run.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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rdjack21

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#4 posted 942 days ago

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

-- --- Richard Jackson

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NormG

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#5 posted 942 days ago

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

-- Norman

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 942 days ago

rdjack21
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!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Paul Sipos

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#7 posted 941 days ago

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.

-- psipos@snakebite.com

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woodshaver

2748 posts in 1979 days


#8 posted 941 days ago

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

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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RexInMinn

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#9 posted 918 days ago

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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SuburbanDon

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#10 posted 902 days ago

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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woodshaver

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#11 posted 900 days ago

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!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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