wood scraps storage made from repurposed wood

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Project by Pete Santos posted 04-21-2008 05:44 AM 3664 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was doing my normal Sunday cleaning of the shop when I realized that my shop was growing smaller. Actually, I had done some wood shopping in preparation for the upcoming season of vending. A customer of mine had given me some wood from a bed trundle (something I use very often) rather than toss it in the land fill. I knew I wanted to make some storage from the “bed trundle” wood for the cutoffs that I get for making my products, but I had no idea what I was going to make. I initially thought that I’d make some shelves but then I figured that would take too much effort because I would have to make it really strong to bear the weight of the wood (I like to use more woods that are very dense).

30 minutes later this is what I came up with.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 06:25 AM

OK you got my attention. THAT is exactly what I need. I have a pile in the corner that could use this kind of organization.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 06:46 AM

Looks like a wood store!

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

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#3 posted 04-21-2008 11:48 AM


This is a nice re-use of material. You created a much needed wood storage area that is neat, well organized and enables you to readily access your wood.

Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 04-21-2008 03:09 PM

Like Bradfors said, this beats the heck out of my pile in the corner.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-21-2008 06:05 PM

Great idea!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 04-21-2008 06:23 PM

Thanks everyone, the other thing I forgot to mention that made me decide against making shelves it that I already have wall mounted racks at the other end of the shop and boy do I dread having to get a piece that I need that is at the bottom of the pile.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#7 posted 04-21-2008 06:52 PM

Just what i need, thanks for the idea

-- Mark from Deer Park, Texas

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#8 posted 04-21-2008 07:36 PM

PSC! Uh, that’s pretty stinkin’ clever. Looks like a tip that a lot of us can use.

-- GregS, Snohomish, WA ~ Some of life's greatest lessons I learned at my mother's knee; the rest I learned at other joints.

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#9 posted 04-22-2008 08:55 AM

Hey great Idea …nice yes nice ….

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#10 posted 04-22-2008 11:43 AM

thanks for the great idea

-- making sawdust....

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