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Project by Sandra posted 539 days ago 1025 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now that I have a designated area for my crafts (still working on a designated area for ww) I wanted to build a wrapping station. The last picture is from the Pottery Barn which triggered the idea.

I built the frame out of 1×4 pine. For the first time, I tried my hand at dados (sort of), using my palm router.
The original design I tried had the side pieces extending past the top like the Pottery Barn one, but I didn’t like the look of it and ended up cutting them off just beyond the dado that houses the top of the frame.

I also rounded over the length of the shelves with the intention of stopping the dado before the front edge. I wasn’t pleased with the look, so ended up flipping the shelves over and keeping the square edges showing.

The dadoes for the dowels took a bit of thought. I ended up using my angle tool and cutting a block of wood to the angle I wanted and used it as a guide for my palm router. Only after I did all 12 of them did I realize I hadn’t done them deep enough so I had to go back and do them again. Note to self: NEVER remove a clamp until I’m sure.

I used 1/4 inch ply for the back. I needed something to keep it sturdy as the whole thing is mounted on one stud. I used three 3 inch screws along the centre without any problem.

The entire unit measures 48” by 37”. I’m pleased with what I learned doing this project, but in hindsight would have changed several things to make it smaller.

Thanks for looking.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 539 days ago

Really nice build. Very functional.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 539 days ago

Ta Ta! good Job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 539 days ago

good thinking good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dustyal

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#4 posted 538 days ago

Well done… there is even a possibility that it could be recessed within studs… yeah, some framing work to do with studs, but It would look good.

Also, might consider hanging it with a 45 degree French cleat method… just a possibility.

Very functional as is.

Or a door cover with a dart board in a game room.. hiding the wraps.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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mloy365

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#5 posted 538 days ago

The possibilities for this rack are endless. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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Sandra

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#6 posted 538 days ago

I like the door idea. I had considered recessing it in the wall, but it would be a stretch for my skills at this point. Off to HD to get the next size up in dowels as the ones pictured are bowing under the weight of the larger rolls. Thankfully the dados will accommodate .

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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lumberjoe

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#7 posted 538 days ago

This is a really neat idea. I actually like yours better than the pottery barn one

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 538 days ago

nice job :-)

Dennis

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whitebeast88

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#9 posted 538 days ago

great paper rack.very handy to have.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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