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When my mother in law saw a stand like this and asked me about it, I told her,”buy it”! She said it didn’t fit her corner the way she wanted it to so she knew I could custom build it for her. Do you guys get this a lot? Do people understand the complexities of designing and building something from scratch? Oh well I do like being needed and this was a fun project.





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dpwalker

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#1 posted 331 days ago

Very pretty table & the fit looks perfect ;)

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 331 days ago

I hear you loud and clear. If you follow a patter you can complete a project in a day or 2. That same project will take a week if you start from scratch…...plus then you overlooked something and then it doesn’t measure out correct etc etc.
However, your project turned out well. Have to believe mom-in-law is happy.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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WayneC

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#3 posted 331 days ago

I think the happy mother in law is a multiplying factor when it comes to cost and effort.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 331 days ago

Well, it turned out very nice and I sure do bet that your Motherinlaw is very happy.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 331 days ago

That’s real purdy! A happy MIL is almost as good as a happy wife!....especially, if MIL lives close.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 331 days ago

Very nicely done—looks great. Happy Mother-in-Law equals a happy wife which further equals a happy life hopefully.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 330 days ago

outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dark_Lightning

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#8 posted 330 days ago

Nice! Also, as has been mentioned, it will keep you on the good side of the MIL. I’m fortunate that both sides of our family got along.

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 330 days ago

Great job! Love the design of it.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Roger

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#10 posted 330 days ago

I really like this. Nice design, nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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weav

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#11 posted 330 days ago

Very nice looking table. Now that you have a pattern you could make it available so we could make one for our mother-in-law’s. :)

-- jerry

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 330 days ago

I like it nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mike

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#13 posted 330 days ago

Jerry I would post a pattern if I had one. I may be weird but when I build a piece I just design it in my head as I go. I measured the space my MIL wanted the table to fit and just built it as I went.

In the hundreds of projects that I’ve built I can only remember a couple that I actually had plans. I’ve been thinking about taking pictures as I go so I can show how my pieces are made.

I’m just about finished with some more M&M candy dispensers and although I looked at hundreds of them for ideas the end product was engineered in my head. As I tested the end product candy was falling out of it so I had to go back and add a few pieces of “trim” to stop the spillage. Guess that’s the disadvantage of not having plans.

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 328 days ago

Beautiful corner table! Great design, very pretty wood and finish. I’m sure MIL loves it. Great job!

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