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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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#1 posted 08-27-2013 03:07 PM

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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#2 posted 08-27-2013 04:02 PM

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… 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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#3 posted 08-27-2013 04:13 PM

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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#4 posted 08-27-2013 04:16 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 08-27-2013 04:19 PM

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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#6 posted 08-27-2013 04:25 PM

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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#7 posted 08-27-2013 09:43 PM


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

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#8 posted 08-28-2013 02:41 AM

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.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 08-28-2013 03:28 AM

Great job! Love the design of it.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 08-28-2013 11:41 AM

I really like this. Nice design, nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 08-28-2013 12:44 PM

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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#12 posted 08-28-2013 12:47 PM

I like it nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 08-28-2013 02:45 PM

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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#14 posted 08-30-2013 04:07 PM

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

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