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Project by KodaBear posted 202 days ago 975 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Wife and I recently moved. While there were many upgrades, kitchen storage was not one of them, so I was put to the task of creating a little extra room for foods and whatnot. This is a simple, solid pine, rack I whipped up using Kreg joints. Once my shop gets above freezing, I’ll finish it. I think my wife wants me to paint it white. We’ll see how many times that decision changes. Thanks for looking.

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania





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AngieO

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#1 posted 201 days ago

Very nice! I like it.

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realcowtown_eric

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#2 posted 201 days ago

An inspiired idea, but here’s a hint that you can pay attention to at once, or wait a little while.

I learned this from doing a similar thing.

The weight on the door will cause the hinges, if their typical butt hinges, to wear severely. It is also possible that if the screws on the jamb side are the typical 1” screws that they may start to pull out of the jambs.

I recommend finding some ball bearing hinges, which will typically require a little extra wood to be cut away in the hinge mortices, and put in a couple of 2” or 2 1/2” screws at the top so that they go through the jamb and into the framing. These can be adjusted easily and accurately with a driver bit mounted in a brace.

It is also possible that if the hinge leaf on the door was installed, or perhaps even removed and reinstalled by a painter with screw gun that they may be stripped out or dang near stripped out and may start to pull out. Watch for this.

Great idea

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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kaerlighedsbamsen

440 posts in 319 days


#3 posted 201 days ago

Fine idea! Might want to use some elements from it in my new apartment.. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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MarkTheFiddler

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#4 posted 201 days ago

Brilliant! I am so stealing your idea! ..... Please.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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KodaBear

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#5 posted 200 days ago

thanks for the tips and compliments. I stole this from others, so steal away!

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 197 days ago

Great idea and build. It gives additional storage and great that you maximize the space. Great job!

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