15 min. Handcrafted beauty

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 2177 days ago 1233 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s todays little handcrafted beauty. Notice how the top and the shelves are only 1 sided melamine. Gives it an added texture. I really wanted to have some nice fastener covers too. I like how the top and bottom aren’t flush to the front for an added reveal, and the top isn’t flush to the top of the sides so that things can’t slide off if it happens to lean when in place. I wanted the back to be super strong too, so I used 1/16” cardboard that was folded down the center to give the look of a crease to the back. It is nailed on with 1” nails to make sure it is on stable. The shelves are 1” short to keep clutter down. This piece was inspired by (and provided by) Target, and my girlfriends uncanny knack for needing something right away. I’m proud to have this piece in my home ;-) Enjoy

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 2177 days ago

i think i have 2 of those with doors that are always open (because they wont stay shut) in my wifes bathroom. She has the same problem of needing it yesterday too

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#2 posted 2177 days ago

I saw the box and got the eebie geebies. With my head hanging down I walked out to get my drill.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 2177 days ago

isn’t it sad that they can sell this stuff ???

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 2176 days ago

You are a classic kolwdwrkr.

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

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#5 posted 2175 days ago

That’s a hilarious post.

-- Jason

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#6 posted 2174 days ago

that’s great.
Oh how fast we non-woodworkers learn the strategies that get the job done!!

Great post. Love that beauty. Worth every minute of time put into it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2173 days ago

Wow Kolwdwrkr;

I was way off. I thought it was an IKEA original!

Good post.

My threatens me like that sometimes. I say go ahead and buy it.

She never does, since I’ve been secretly educating her on the difference good and junk.

She’s actually become a critic of this stuff, as well as some of the workmanship, or actually lack of workmanship, we see in some new homes. Her daughter had a tough time finding a house that meet my wife’s approval.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2173 days ago

Yeah, Target seems to be the place to go when the woodworker of the house is predisposed.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 1866 days ago

uncanny sense of flow – this piece is mesmerizing – astonishing feel for mood and color- simply devine

-- -erik & christy-

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#10 posted 1866 days ago

Thanks webwood. This piece took a lot of energy and frustration to put together. It’s the hardest project I’ve completed to date. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 1866 days ago

the grain! the grain! it just flows! is it bookmatched?
the saddest thing about these things is that they are not even good firewood.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#12 posted 1866 days ago

You are quick! It took me near on an hour and still had two screws left over.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#13 posted 1866 days ago

Shh, keep it down.

Let’s not tell the world of our secrets.

As we walk the floors of Target, WalMart, Ikea and the like, we discover bargains and new ways to be productive; and to add to our arsenal.

Let’s see, who else can I visit that does not see the value important to me?

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#14 posted 1285 days ago

ROFL, thanks for the laugh. I’m always ashamed whenever I have to buy a piece of … well… not “furniture”. Partly because waiting for it to go away is worse than waiting for a nice piece to get done.

-- Darren

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