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Project by rickf16 posted 2170 days ago 1612 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife loves to scrapbook, and she is very good at it! She asked for a place to work instead of the kitchen table. I got the idea from a website and customized it for her needs. All of the boxes are based on the size of the plastic holders in the upper boxes. These boxes are not square, although you cannot tell that from the pictures. They all had to be the same size if they are to be interchangeable. It is made from baltic birch,primed and painted to the color of her choice. ( if Mama’s happy, everybody’s happy !!!) The legs are joined with piano hinges which makes it easy if you have to move it. The top is birch with a formica top wrapped with maple and beveled. One of the drawers will also hold rolls of ribbon. All in all it was a fun project to build. I did enlist the help of a friend of mine who has a left tilt saw. That made all the difference in the world when cutting the boxes. I also made the cover for her work chair. The only reason she married me is that I can cook and sew.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 2170 days ago

Wow! Way to pack a ton of stuff in a small area. Good looking design. Thanks for posting this.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 2170 days ago

nice job, i doubt the only reason she married you was for you to cook and sew, when you can do work like that. really great looking scrapbooking area.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 2170 days ago

that’s very cool, I’m sure my wife would love something like that.

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#4 posted 2169 days ago

This looks like a nice project. I tried to scroll past it before it caught my girlfriends attention but, here is what I heard. “oh wait, did that say scrapbooking? Go back. OOOhhh, I need me one of those.”
I doubt it will ever happen, but it’s projects like these that keep filling up the hubby to do lists. Good job.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 2169 days ago

Good job. My wife is also a big time scrapbooker so I imagine something like that is going to show up on my to do list.

BTW – You probably know that there are many scrapbook sites similar to lumberjocks. My wife really likes

-- Joe

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#6 posted 2169 days ago

Nice looking unit very nice in fact.Please forgive my ignorance what is a scrapbook? I remember chikldren used to collect scraps here after the war and into the sixties but they were just little pictures which children put into a book and collected mainly angels and things what do your scrapbooks mean.?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 2169 days ago

Scrapbook = Memory/Photobook It’s all the rage in the states.

That’s a nice portable table there. Obviously sturdy enough to hold everything on top.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#8 posted 2169 days ago

oh to have one of these to store craft materials in!! Everything potentially (haha) would be so well organized and easy to access.

And it’s beautiful as well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 2169 days ago

OK got ya we have a few of those here at our house and recently did one of my son and daughter in law’s wedding about 12 weeks ago so now I know what they are very importand wish I had w few more pics of my childhood I have about ten I suppose thanks for the explanation.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 2169 days ago

Very nicely done. I can see where your wife would be very pleased with her new work area. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 2169 days ago

Rick, Looks great I am sure she is pretty happy with it. We are planning to move my wife into the office once my basement office is complete. I have th eodd feeling I amy be making something similiar. Thanks for the idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 2160 days ago

Thanks to all for the comments.


-- Rick

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#13 posted 1946 days ago

Nice job, Rick.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1918 days ago

Interesting, I will have to add this to the ‘To do’ list.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#15 posted 1874 days ago

Rick – Great job neighbor. I am originally from columbia and live in elgin now. I am new to lumber jocks. I built my work shop a year ago. All the people i see on this site that is from S.C. i give them a shout out. By the way are you Still in the Airforce? I retired from the Army. Don’t hold that against me I am Army -Ha ha. Hope to hear from you soon.


-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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