Antique Style Remote Control Caddy

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Project by DeLayne Peck posted 07-25-2014 08:27 AM 2031 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From his majesty’s recliner in front of the TV, I command the lights in room, ceiling fan, TV, cable box, surround sound, streaming internet media, and a blue ray player. I juggle six remotes with more buttons than the entire Marine Band. Add a small side table and the result is a floating clutter of screaming frustration.

Solution: A caddy which clears table top and organizes the jumble. Built from left over, quarter sawn oak. The dimensions are 16” by 7 3/4” by 5”. The 3/4” stock was planed to 1/2’”. Mortise joinery, sides to top, sides to shelf. The shelf accomodates the thickest remote which is 1 1/4”. The 12 3/4’ wide shelf holds 6 remotes. Finished in Watco Danish Oil.

So, where is the 6th remote? Oh, the one for the blue ray? Hell if I know. .

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#1 posted 07-25-2014 12:12 PM

Purdee classy remote garage. I like it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-25-2014 05:46 PM

Yup, the table tops are being hidden with all the remotes required in today’s world and leave it yo you to build them a home. Hopefully our won’t need a dozen more because you will need to add a second story or basement.

Nice work DeLayne and a good solution!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 12:07 AM

Kinda looks like my coffee table—all the remotes, I mean! Great solution with this remote garage!

One of these days, someone will come up with a small touch-screen that works everything, and that displays pictures when not in use. Until then, I guess it’s 12-remote garages!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 05:04 AM

Mean_Dean, that would be a neat app for a smart phone or cheap tablet!
But until then it’s back to the garage!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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