Tie cubbies

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Project by Sandra posted 02-20-2014 09:41 PM 4015 views 7 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two tie cubbies are made of 5/8” maple that I planed from rough lumber, and they’re backed with 1/2 ” birch plywood stained to match. The maple is stained dark at the customer (aka neighbour)’s request and finished with two coats of varnish.

Each cubby hole measures 4” across, 3.5” high and are 4.5” deep. The dimensions for each cubby is 24” high and 22” wide approximately. (Forgot to measure the finished product)

They are both very heavy, so are hung using two Z clips each from Lee Valley which were easy to use and I would highly recommend.

Thanks for looking.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 09:48 PM

Wow, absolutely wow. And I hate ties…..

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 09:49 PM

They came out nice, Sandra. I know you weren’t big on the darkstain with maple (and iI agree with you), but the person who will be using it should love it.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 09:51 PM

Good job, a happy customer and a future recommendation..

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 09:52 PM

Great work, just one question: what IS a tie?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 09:54 PM

Very nice Sandra!

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 10:21 PM

Nice work. May need something like this myself someday

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#7 posted 02-20-2014 10:21 PM

Well done!
The customer/neighbor (neighbor!!!) looks quite pleased.
That’s what counts….

I could have used a few of these, back in the day….
When I had to wear a tie every day!!!
Should the need arise….
Could you please make an identical duplicate for me??? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 02-20-2014 10:30 PM

No problem Randy- you can pay the shipping….

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#9 posted 02-20-2014 10:46 PM

Very well done 74

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#10 posted 02-20-2014 10:47 PM

This is a cool project, and if I wore more than one tie (USAF Uniform Blue Tie), I maight want one.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#11 posted 02-20-2014 10:53 PM

very good idea, I might have to make one of these, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#12 posted 02-20-2014 10:56 PM

Job well done,I hope to never wear one of those torcher devices again,so far 20years and counting.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 02-20-2014 10:58 PM

These really turned out great! And I’m thinking you learned some new tricks along the way as well…....Great job.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 02-20-2014 11:08 PM

your work looks great sandra

not a fan of the stain either

but Mr Clean looks happy
and thats what counts

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 02-20-2014 11:55 PM

74 it came out great and has a great finish too ,will be around for many years of ties , great job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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