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Mom bought the old coffee daddy a new single cup coffee maker and needed a little stand for immediate access to K-Cups. In his morning stooper before coffee, I guess opening the cupboard door is asking too much. So I made a simple stand that only takes up 5”x5” on the countertop but holds 9 cups.

If you want the details on hole size, check out my previous project post: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/69907

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 617 days ago

Nice looking stand. Good build

-- 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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jmanleisure

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#2 posted 617 days ago

i like it, simple yet so much easier than opening up a cupboard!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 617 days ago

Very useful

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#4 posted 617 days ago

good idea!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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sam221

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#5 posted 617 days ago

great looks, hope i can get one for my mom

-- http://www.cheapestkcups.org/

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Musiclogic

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#6 posted 617 days ago

Very Cool cue

-- a man never fails, he just quits trying.

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DavidIN

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#7 posted 617 days ago

Nice. Guy at work just asked me to make him something like this. What is the hole diameter to hold those? I don’t have one of those coffee makers :-(

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clieb91

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#8 posted 617 days ago

Nicely done. May have to think about one of these for work.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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CueballRosendaul

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#9 posted 617 days ago

The holes are 1 3/4” and don’t roundover the hole on the face, that way the cup sticks out about 1/8” and makes them easy to get out. I rounded over the back sides with a 1/4” roundover to remove any tearout. I made little circular cutouts of paper to get the layout of the holes right, then measured and spaced them just right. To minimize tearout I screwed the backer board to my workpiece through where one of the holes was going to be. The material is 3/4” oak from a cutoff I had in the scrap pile. The finish is a custom mix I stirred up to match their cabinets, then a couple coats of rattle can lacquer.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 617 days ago

Brilliant idea! Clearly shows that need is the mother of invention. I think our office needs one.

Thumbs up!

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Roger

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#11 posted 617 days ago

Nice, ez to read.

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hazlett

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#12 posted 616 days ago

Nice work, great idea.

-- Scott, PA., www.hazlettwoodshop.etsy.com

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 614 days ago

Great Idea!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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flfordguy

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#14 posted 601 days ago

Very nice! I’d like to try to make one for my wife. Can you tell me how the two pieces re attached at an angle like that?

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CueballRosendaul

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#15 posted 601 days ago

I attached the base with two screws through the bottom. You just have to manage the depth to prevent running them through the face and countersink the heads. Besides planning the right depth, I also placed them slightly rear of the centerline of the attached piece to give me more area to grab. I pre-drilled the base holes, then taped the upright piece in place and carefully drilled one small pilot hole, then I freehand drilled the first hole to the proper diameter. The trick to getting them lined up right (not off angle from one another) was to put the first screw in and tighten it down so I could tweak the upright into the right place, then drill the second hole. If I had tried to drill both holes and screw them in later, I know it would have tweaked a little and pulled off center, an easy error to fix by widening the holes a bit, but I wanted it snug and with no glue. I didn’t use glue on the base in case he wanted to screw the upright into a cabinet door with a couple spacers behind it in the future instead of having it sit on the counter.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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