TV Remote Control Rack

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Project by Grumpy posted 06-08-2008 12:39 AM 7805 views 8 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Do you have that problem of a remote control for just about everything in the house except for the dog & cat (hmm now there’s an idea).
This little rack has some of the answers. It stores Controllers on both sides & pens, pencils specs etc. in the centre tube. Mainly mdf & pine with a spray paint finish.
I hollowed the centre tube on the lathe but I guess pvc pipe could be used as an option.
I turned the end caps to fit. They are held together with elastic, a bit primitive but it works well & can’t be seen externally.
Dimensions 9”W 11 1/4”L10 1/2”H. 3 1/2” Tube

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 06-08-2008 12:41 AM


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#2 posted 06-08-2008 12:47 AM

Graet work!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 06-08-2008 12:52 AM

Holy Cow, Grumpy. You need to get off the couch and change the channel! Seriously, nice idea. I’ve got enough remotes laying around to fill up the other side. I’m thinking about joining a book club, and giving up on the electronic entertainment. (like that would ever happen) Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 01:25 AM

Very cool Grumpy. That’s the reason I built my little table. Because my 1 year old loves to play with the remotes. I had to put a child proof addition to the drawer to keep her out.

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

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#5 posted 06-08-2008 01:53 AM

Nice idea, Grumpy. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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#6 posted 06-08-2008 01:59 AM

i gotta find all my remotes before I can make one…

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#7 posted 06-08-2008 05:59 AM

i agree in finding all of the remotes before i could find the size to make.

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#8 posted 06-08-2008 07:03 AM

I think you have elevated the concept. I have seen some “craft” type versions out there that were pretty hideous. This one’s very nice.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 06-08-2008 02:44 PM

You have made something special. Remotes never have a proper place to rest and that is why they sometimes disappear! The idea of storage for pencils etc. is unique. Thanks for giving the dimensions also.
I liked it very much.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 06-08-2008 02:47 PM

I like it Grumpy!

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#11 posted 06-08-2008 03:30 PM

Hey Grumpy, I really like that. Good idea, nice execution.

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#12 posted 06-08-2008 03:32 PM

I need one of these. Nice idea, Grumpy.

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#13 posted 06-09-2008 09:02 AM

Thanks for your comments Jocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 06-13-2008 11:32 AM

This is a nice post, Grumpy. It is a very practical project that looks like it would be a fun build.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#15 posted 06-17-2008 03:03 PM

Very cool Grumpy!

Clever idea.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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