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Forum topic by TheWoodButcher posted 05-06-2007 11:09 PM 1359 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2007 11:09 PM

Hi All, This is a drawing of an Idea my daughter gave me today. I would cut all the uprights and the top about 4” thick red oak, then take a paddle bit, drill holes where needed and run conduit through the holes. I think it’s a great idea myself. She did one out of a couple old slabs I had and the conduit fits nice and tight. The most unique thing about it would be the thickness of the uprights and you could take it apart to move. I can cut up to 24” wide so it won’t be a problem getting the depth. I was thinking about using 3/4 conduit and maybe painting it black. Let me hear your ideas on this. Will they sell??

-- Thanks The WoodButcher

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#1 posted 05-07-2007 12:41 AM

Forgive me, but what is it?

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#2 posted 05-07-2007 01:49 AM

LOL, I guess that would help huh??? LOL The thing in the pic would be a wall unit. I recon you could do whatever you want though. This would be very heavy though, each upright would weigh about 100 lbs. I think red oak slabs about 4” thick would look cool. Especially with a nice finnish on it. I could also leave the bark on the front edge of the slabs. The thing in the pic is not showing right, you can’t see the whole thing but I thought you all would get the just of it.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher

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#3 posted 05-07-2007 04:01 AM

At 100lbs per upright that would be one heavy project. Better borrow that crane truck to get it into the house. LOL. Made from 4” thick oak, it should be indestructable.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 05-13-2007 08:09 PM

Sounds like a good built-in to me. Talk about bragging rights when you say my wall unit is bigger than yours!

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 05-13-2007 10:19 PM

Hi all, I’m just now getting started on this unit. I have the four uprights cut now. They are 3 1/2”T X 18”W X4 1/2’L Red Oak. The thing I hate, is that I won’t be able to put a finnish on it for years. Im gonna build it with all expectations of it twisting and warping all to pieces LOL. We Will See

-- Thanks The WoodButcher

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