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Project by JSB posted 10-03-2012 12:33 AM 1363 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While visiting my family in Michigan a couple weeks ago I noticed an interesting jelly cubbord my father had picked up. He found it at a yard sale. At first glance It is simply a small 2 shelf cubbord but its the back of the piece that adds interest. Recessed inside the sides is a fold out ironing board. behind the board is a fold out support. Anyway, just thought I would share an odd piece to maybe spark some inspiration upon someone else
- Jay
I DID NOT BUILD THIS PIECE
SHARING TO SPREAD IDEAS :)

link to my SketchUp file:
http://ubuntuone.com/39ZMxhyBonyJ7RszCfALju

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com





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patron

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#1 posted 10-03-2012 12:36 AM

interesting piece

but the ‘jew nail’ fasteners
inside the door miters
could be improved

thanks for sharing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-03-2012 12:39 AM

I think ironing and jelly are an odd combination. Cool piece though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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JSB

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#3 posted 10-03-2012 12:53 AM

Yeah, the construction isnt the greates but its the overall concept that cought me off guard.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com

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#4 posted 10-03-2012 10:45 AM

Someone had their thinking hat on to be able to make something like this. I can see where having these two designs would take up less space. No telling how long ago this was done. The fact that someone uses an ironing board tells me it was so time ago. Could be wrong but I dont think many people iron any more.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tomhcww@gmail.com)

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#5 posted 10-03-2012 03:37 PM

You can say that again Tom

Odd piece but an interesting idea to keep in a drawer!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 10-03-2012 03:38 PM

In fact the fold-out leg is pretty clever.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 10-03-2012 05:42 PM

Hmm, I wonder if that’s supposed to actually be an ironing board – it certainly looks that way, huh?

Neat, nonetheless.

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Mip

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#8 posted 10-03-2012 05:50 PM

Yes, these two go together. You can iron your shirts after you have breakfast of toast and jelly. And yes some people still iron their clothes. I know I do. Looking forward to toast and jelly makes the chore of ironing a whole lot easier.

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#9 posted 10-03-2012 06:57 PM

interesting :-)
and yes we are still some that ironing our shirts every week even though its written
in the neck they are crease-resistant beside its a great feeling to take one on in the morning :-)
but try to convince eldre womens that you do it yourself as a man ….. not easy I can tell you

have a safe day
Dennis

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#10 posted 10-03-2012 11:30 PM

As much as it is fun to speculate about jelly and ironing, I doubt this was actually used as a jelly cabinet. The shelf heights make me think it was probably used to store the iron and perhaps starch and other ironing supplies. A lot of mid-century homes and city apartments were quite small and a nice cabinet like this in the kitchen, where the ironing likely took place, would have been a pleasing addition.

Mip and Dennis – kudos to you for ironing your clothes. I iron mine too and it is so nice to see people (men or women) crispy dressed these days.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#11 posted 10-04-2012 01:37 AM

Kay is probably right about this. Something like this would really come in handy… if I ever get unlazy enough to iron :-\

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#12 posted 10-04-2012 01:53 AM

Not too often but I iron my kilts and right now I’m using it a lot as I’m making a new kilt for myself. With shirts it is easier to go from the dryer to a hanger while they’re still hot. Not as crisp but no wrinkles.
Main issue I see is that I’d put something like this against the wall so the iron needs to be a part of the side or you have to pull the stand out each time. Otherwise a neat idea for a functional decoration.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#13 posted 10-04-2012 06:41 PM

now its just before we have hijacked this to be a tecnical blog about .... HOW TO IRON YOUR SHIRT … :-)

Derosa … try to ship the dryer and go directly from the washer to the hanger
when hanging the shirt then strech the sleeves and let it dry over night .. same result …not crisp :)

Dennis

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JSB

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#14 posted 10-15-2012 04:23 AM

For anyone interested…I added a link to my SketchUp file that includes a cut list. Designed for the use of shelf 1×12 material. The door in the file is an overlay door, not like the one in the example. Of course that can be changed to suit your final design. Enjoy!
- Jay

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com

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#15 posted 10-15-2012 08:02 AM

s for the update Jay

Dennis

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