|Project by Benboy||posted 04-07-2014 02:21 AM||1169 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
A friend of mine, who works in a shop building pipe organs, let me walk off with some of the scrap wood destined for a burn pile somewhere. (I shudder at the thought)
I managed to get some pieces of walnut, which I love to work with but hate to pay for. I was scratching my head about what to do with this boon when I remembered my longstanding plan to make a corkboard for my project kitchen.
That’s the kitchen in the basement that I do my bread baking, beer brewing and wine making.
Anyway, I pulled out the gallon ziploc bag of corks my wife and I have collected and picked out the 70 corks that had the most sentimental value to us. Then it was out to the table saw to rip the walnut for the frame and find some 1/4” plywood scrap to make the backer.
I have a picture of the profile I ripped on the walnut. It is just a 30 degree angle to open up the grain a little. And a little rebate on the bottom to attach the plywood.
I also have a pcture of the board in use. It is just a little bit bigger than an 8-1/2” x 11” sheet of paper. That particular sheet had the ingredients and instructions for a recent batch of beer I started. The board makes a great place to pin up recipes while I make a mess in the kitchen.
The main picture shows the finished project. I couldn’t be happier. Every time I look at it I see a cork and I think of the bottle it came out of and the time my wife and I had emptying it.
It was a simple project. The cost was nothing but the finished product is priceless to me.
-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.