Present Wrapping Station

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Project by MrFid posted 04-20-2014 11:46 PM 1498 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago my wife decided that we needed a more organized space for holding wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, and other present-related paraphernalia. After a fruitless search in stores, it was decided that I should make a ”wrapping hutch.” This piece is entirely Home Depot pine (it was made a few years ago, before I knew about anything about wood species, or much of anything at all about woodworking. More on that in a moment.)
I was quite proud of my glueup of the top, with a lengthwise tenon and groove that was my first one ever. Not the snug fit I’d expect today out of myself, but for the time I was pleased. The drawers are very low tech, and they are not fitted well. There is a decent amount of racking when they open fully. Again, I’d expect more from myself today. The bottom drawer (largest one) is on sliders that work pretty well.
I also did not know anything about wood movement, so you’ll notice that the door that covers the pigeonholes that hold gift bags has the grain running parallel to the ground, while the right side has its grain running vertically. This, miraculously, hasn’t been a problem. I have no idea how it hasn’t caused trouble, but at the time ignorance was bliss.
All in all, it does what it is supposed to: hold stuff and look at least okay. My wife likes it, which is in the end all that counts.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#1 posted 04-21-2014 11:56 AM

A good practical project fits nicely at the foot of the stairs. It is sometimes very interesting to look back at our beginning projects. You pointed out the errors of the novice years, and that is a good thing to draw from past experience, looking at you projects as the TV ad from yester year said (We have come a long way Baby) you have produced at least two Daily Top 3’s quite an accomplishment. Keep up the good work thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 10:34 PM

Cool, lots of storage space for everything, that is a great idea and fantastic job. Well done.

-- ~ Dwight

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