Mothers Day is coming up.... May 13th

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Project by OldKranky posted 04-23-2012 03:22 AM 2319 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a quick Mothers Day project that I saw some time ago on LJs made by Wooddiva for Christmas gifts.
I made five of them for a fundraiser we had for our park improvement fund and they sold out quick @ $45 each and made another two for the wife as well.
Very simple to make with a pocket hole jig, a brad nailer and some cedar fence boards. Measures 32” H x 24” W
I installed a French Cleat on the back to make it easy for install and keep it from leaning to one side or the other.
Stiles are 32”x2 1/4” Rails are 18”x 2 1/4 Mutons are 1” X 8 1/2 (x4) and 1”x 23” (x1) Box is 4” H x 5 1/2 D with 1” wide trim strips around the top to finish it off.

Thanks for looking…

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 04:06 AM

That is really nice. My fence is made of cinder blocks and it looks pretty boring or more like a prison. A few of these would enhance the fence substantially. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 07:01 AM

OK, talked me into it – building one tomorrow :)

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 08:59 AM

Nicely done – I have a charity event coming up in May and I think a trio of these for the silent auction should do well.

I may be able to winnow down my cutoff pile making some of these.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 11:00 AM

Thanks for sharing. Off to the shop we must go.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 01:28 PM

Great project, thanks for sharing. Many mothers owe you a big thanks.

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 01:31 PM

Thanks Everyone.

Richard, If you make three of these for your silent auction leave two of them in the car until the auction closes.
Reason being is that they will bid higher if there is only one item to bid on. Then at the end you can ask the second and third place bids if they will honor their bid if you could supply them with the item as well. You can even take orders from other bidders if you wish.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#7 posted 04-23-2012 02:51 PM

Well done!! Great idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 04-23-2012 10:15 PM

Great project! I think I will try one! thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 11:07 PM

Kranky, I like it, very well done, and thanks for the idea.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 04-24-2012 12:11 AM

That is a cool idea, thanks for sharing.

-- Rodman

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#11 posted 04-24-2012 02:35 AM

great looking project. how about the paint job?is it straight out of the can; or did let some of wood show thru, for a rustic look?

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#12 posted 04-24-2012 03:17 AM

The paint job is just a thin coat to emulate an old faded and worn look. My wife did it.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#13 posted 04-24-2012 12:35 PM

Nice work, thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 05-07-2012 12:27 AM

Very nice

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#15 posted 05-23-2012 12:56 AM

Great job, Kranky! I’m thrilled that the projects were a success and that I was able to inspire someone with my work! I love the rustic feel of your project…did you make them all blue or were there other colors as well? Fantastic job!

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