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Forum topic by Sailor posted 02-13-2012 02:23 PM 7306 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sailor

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02-13-2012 02:23 PM

Ive been working on a job, building a “bar/honkytonk” for a music festival that my family is putting on at a large fairgrounds facility, the Toadlick Music Festival. We are turning their large cattlebarn into the Toadlick Tavern and it needed some modifications to make it an actual bar.

One thing it needed was alot of tabletop so we ran some 1/2” plywood over the top of a railing all the way around the building. The plywood needed to be cut about 26” and we used a total of 61 sheets, the excess was not needed.

I was able bring home 41 sheets of 1/2” project grade plywood (not treated) that are about 22”x8’. About the equivalent of 20 full sheets.

Now the question-
What should I build with all this stuff?

What do you think? I need some ideas.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 02:46 PM

As a “First Responder” (to this post, not a Hero), I say send it to me! I need to build a lot of mobile shop cabinets/machine tables.

I’m trying to prevent you from having a brain cramp. Just try’n to help.

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

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TrBlu

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 03:07 PM

If I still lived in Dothan, I would say: “Give me your address and I will come get any you don’t want.”

I see some nice shop cabinets, tool storage, work space, etc. in your future.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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ldl

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 03:14 PM

You must be at the peanut festival fair grounds huh? I live in Bainbridge Ga so I can help you out with some too. Haaa Haaa.

I’m with Randy if you need shop tables, cabinets, mobile cabinets, wall cabinets etc you got plenty of wood to start with. If you have to remove the wood you put up at the arena you got the rest of it then.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 06:43 PM

If you love doing lots of glue-ups and shaping, you could always do something crazy like this.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 01:28 PM

you could double-it-up if needed: mobil carts, shop cabinets, storage drawers, jigs if it’s really flat. If I lived closer, I’d be like TrBlu, and would pay you a visit. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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RONFINCH

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 03:22 PM

Well, you could load half of it up and meet me in Biloxi….........I could always use cabinet material! Hahahaha!

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Lee Barker

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 03:40 PM

Any nearby art galleries that need pedestals?

Could you market take-apart picnic tables for kids?

Tansu chests?

How about manufacturing a musical instrument?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

#8 posted 02-14-2012 03:59 PM

It sounds like there is a lot of interest in plywood, which means you could probably sell it! Or, if you want to use it yourself, you could build a small shed for tools and whatnot.

-- http://www.chapelhilltreeservices.com/

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Sailor

533 posts in 1922 days


#9 posted 02-14-2012 11:49 PM

Thanks for the project suggestions and for the offerings to take it off my hands! I still haven’t figured out what exactly to do with it yet, but I like your ideas!

ldl, You are correct, how did you know I was at the Peanut Festival Fairgrounds??

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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reggiek

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#10 posted 02-15-2012 12:04 AM

I can always find a good use for sheet goods. I try to keep a few sheets around to use for bottoms of boxes, carcases for cabinets, shop jigs, patterns, panels for cabinets (as a vaneering base).......you name it. It seems that I am always buying sheet goods for something or other.

So to answer your question (without adding the obigatory – give it to me…lol)...you can do alot with extra sheet goods….and having them on hand (if you have the space) is sure convenient. I do recommend you consider these as raw materials for many projects and don’t try to use them all up at once. If you have some organization needs at your shop – sheet goods are great for shelves, fastener racks, cabinets, carts….etc…etc. I could go on and on….but I am sure you get the jist of it.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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ldl

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#11 posted 02-15-2012 04:02 AM

Travis Perry of “Pure & Simple” bluegrass band had a couple of Bluegrass festivals there a couple of years ago and we attended.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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waho6o9

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#12 posted 02-15-2012 04:53 AM

Shelves, cabinets, carts with wheels, storage racks, lumber racks, hand plane racks.

A wall of cubby holes, a workbench around the perimeter of your shop. Different height workbenches for different applications.

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Sailor

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#13 posted 02-15-2012 09:09 PM

ldl, thats neat! Coincidentally I am working out there getting it ready for another music festival!

Check it out – http://toadlick.com

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 02-15-2012 09:40 PM

Just like money, put it in the bank. You’ll know when you need it.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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ldl

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#15 posted 02-16-2012 02:06 AM

Boy you really got a top notch slate of performers for sure. Wish I could attend but circumstances won’t permit it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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