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Project by Scott Bryan posted 03-18-2008 03:54 AM 5866 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a simple plant dolly. There are two plant dollies in the photos but I will claim a build on only one of them. My wife bought the other for $6.00 and commented about it being a bargain. To tell the truth I felt rather insulted that she would go out and buy something like this. So I dug out some maple and cherry offcuts that I had been saving and put this together. The finish is danish oil followed by 6 coats of wipe on poly.

To tell the truth, now that I think about it, I believe that she had this planned all along.

Anyway this is just one of those projects where I needed a quick and easy build just to complete something.

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





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Blake

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#1 posted 03-18-2008 04:41 AM

Which one did you make?

Oh, I see. I should assume the one in the second photo? It’s really nice. I like yours better. It will show off the plant well and draw attention to it with those contrasting stripes. Very nice!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 03-18-2008 05:10 AM

Scott that is nice and your wife sure know how to push that pride button :-)). You know, thinking about it, it might not be such a bad deal to buy some more, if you can get them for $6. The casters have to be worth at least that. Buy some and grab the casters for the one you build.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 03-18-2008 05:12 AM

Thanks Blake.

You know I almost posted this as a “guess which one I built” type of post but then decided that I didn’t want my ego bruised too badly should more votes come in for the “commercial” one. :)

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

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BarryW

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#4 posted 03-18-2008 05:50 AM

Assembled in China by guys getting 6 cents an hour with Vietnamese wood and Indonesian wheels…or made by a guy who cares about his wife. Which one has more value? Maybe the better question is….who’s eatin’ noodles and who’s eatin’ steak?

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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sidestepmcgee

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#5 posted 03-18-2008 06:20 AM

see there and i thought i was alone with the my wife pulling that stunt, i like the idea. you know that could also double as a moving cart.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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GaryK

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#6 posted 03-18-2008 06:59 AM

Pretty nice. Glad that I don’t have any plants to kill.

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

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grovemadman

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#7 posted 03-18-2008 08:10 AM

Yours is better and will last longer Scott! Plus it was made right here in the good ‘ol USA not some rain forest.
Keep up the good work!

-- --Chuck

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 03-18-2008 10:42 AM

Good idea, Bill.

I had not thought about pulling the casters. You are right about the cost. I have more invested in just the casters alone with my build than the Wal-Mart version cost and that is discounting my time of course.

This is one of the reasons that I have a great deal of respect for you all that do this for a living. Making a quality product and trying to earn a buck is a challenge when faced with sub-standard products like this.

Thanks for the comment Barry.

Eric, I reallyI didn’t think that I was alone in this. It is amazing how quickly our wives train us to do what they want.

Thanks all.

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

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Russel

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#9 posted 03-18-2008 11:42 AM

I like yours better Scott. It’s got character that the store bought doesn’t. And, those little dollies are quite useful. I made a few plant boxes for the Mrs a few years back that were 18”x18”x18” that were meant to hold her larger plants (I call them trees) and when those puppies are filled with dirt they get pretty heavy. Combine that with a spouse who was born to re-arrange furniture, and you’ve got a need to move things without grunting too much. Nice job, and I’m betting there will be more of them.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 03-19-2008 05:55 PM

oh yah… and now there are two!!! :)

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

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sharad

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#11 posted 03-19-2008 07:57 PM

You are now a proud husband and your wife is happy that her plans worked. You have made a very nice piece. Keep it up.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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PanamaJack

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#12 posted 03-19-2008 08:32 PM

very good job. keep it up!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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dlcarver

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#13 posted 03-23-2008 03:43 AM

that would make a nice cutting board. Beautiful job !!!

Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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Peter Oxley

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#14 posted 03-29-2008 05:07 PM

Nice project! We have a commercial plant dolly as well. My wife knows better than to wait for me to get around to her projects! Lucky for me, she’s a good sport about it.

Bill is right about buying the commercial dollies just for the casters. Why are casters so expensive?

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rikkor

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#15 posted 03-30-2008 10:09 PM

Hey Scott, this really came out nice. Good job.

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