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Project by Cory posted 05-17-2012 01:01 PM 1863 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past few weeks I’ve knocked out a few projects around the house. Thought someone might find them useful or interesting:

1. Window box for front of our house. My wife asked for a window box outside our kitchen window. Made from cedar, painted black to match our front door and some other planters. It’s about 66” wide, about 10” deep.

2. Floating shelves in our bathroom. Again, wife asks and I oblige. Made from poplar stained with General Finishes Java gel stain. Turned out looking a lot like walnut.

3. Tray for bathroom. Wife asks….noticing a theme? We wanted a better way to organize some vanity top items and this is what I came up with. Solid walnut throughout. Finished with wipe on poly and wax. Tray measures about 10” x 14”.

4. Door bell. We got a new puppy and are training him to ring a bell when he wants to go outside. I couldn’t just slap something together, so I used maple and hand cut dovetails. This little project makes me smile every time I see it.

5. Laundry room drying rack. built from big box 1×3’s and dowels. Now we can hang a bunch of clothes in a small space. The rack folds up when not in use to take up less space.

Thanks for looking.

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.





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McLeanVA

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 01:43 PM

Great projects Cory. Thanks for sharing.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 07:51 PM

oh wow, you’ve been productive lately havn’t you? nice collection. I like the drying rack and the planter box

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Roger

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 11:22 AM

nice array of projects. always somethin ta do

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Gerben

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 03:20 PM

They all look great.
I didn’t know you could teach dogs to do that. Definitively need to try that if I ever get a dog.

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Cory

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#5 posted 05-18-2012 03:39 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Gerben: Our dog has responded pretty well to the bell. Repetition and heaps of praise along with a healthy dose of patience allow you to teach them just about anything!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Corey

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#6 posted 05-18-2012 04:38 PM

All looks great! I may have to steal that drying rack idea. What did you do to hang the floating shelves?

-- Corey

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Cory

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#7 posted 05-18-2012 05:20 PM

Corey: The floating shelves are just a box type structure with an opening in the back for a cleat that is secured to the wall. I placed the shelves over the cleat then screwed them together from the bottom. Like this:

http://images.younghouselove.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/04/ana-pic5.jpg

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Corey

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#8 posted 05-18-2012 08:32 PM

Ok very cool. Thanks!

-- Corey

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