Coffee Sleeve Dispenser

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Project by Jchon Paradise posted 08-27-2012 06:58 PM 2721 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I run a small coffee shop in our church. Since the inception of it, there have been several small projects I knew I would want to build for use in the shop. One of which was this coffee sleeve holder/dispenser.

The coffee shop has been open for over 6 months, but I only now have the first project completed. It took some time to build up my confidence again after an accident I had in the wood shop that left me 1 & 1/2 fingers lighter – but that’s another post in its own right :-).

There was nothing complicated about the design – I just knew it would drive me crazy using a cheap plastic version bought online.

I forgot to take pictures during the build, so I’ve uploaded screenshots of my pre-build SketchUp to show the [simple] construction.

I used 1/4” oak for the sides, 1/2” oak with a 1/4” chamfer for the base (to match the oak used for the shops counter) and asked a friend for some scrap mahogany he had on-hand for the corners just to make it pretty.

Just a few coats of polyurethane finished it up.

Some of my favorite projects are ones which I get to put to good use – and this one fits the bill.

Next coffee shop-related project: iPad stand (we use iPads w/ Square Register for our POS).

-- Jchon - Denton, TX

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 07:20 PM

Nice job. I have all of my fingers, but a couple have been slightly remodeled. A reminder of what not to do in the shop. Good luck to you.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 07:29 PM

It IS much nicer than plastic. It really fits the mood of a cozy coffeee shop.

I am sorry about the fingers though.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 12:51 AM

Is there a simple way to do the ‘exploded’ view in sketch up, like you have in one of your photos?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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Jchon Paradise

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 01:48 AM

There may be an easy way, but because there aren’t many pieces in this project, I just dragged them manually.

-- Jchon - Denton, TX

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