Coffee Carousel

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Project by wayned posted 11-05-2009 05:20 PM 2375 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another reclaimed wood project using black walnut from the base of a sofa that was being discarded. I made two coffee carousels and still have a little stock left. Walnut is just too beautiful to waste in a landfill. The carousels are approximately twelve inches tall, octagonal, and hold forty of the single cup coffee packets that fit our Keurig coffee maker. I separated each side with a narrow ebony and sycamore divider. A small lazy susan base allows the unit to turn. I finished this about two months ago and we’ve enjoyed using it since. My brother-in-law has the other, more figured carousel and really loves it.

-- WayneD

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#1 posted 11-05-2009 05:48 PM

Nice work I like the design simple yet effective.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 11-05-2009 06:08 PM

I have one of these coffee makers also. I can’t really comment on the coffee maker itself as I don’t drink coffee but I’m curious how the cups stay in the vertical position. The cups we get at least are tapered and it seems to me they would just slide out if you were to store them vertically such as this.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 06:55 PM

Neat idea. Well done. I could put that next to my Twinkies.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#5 posted 11-05-2009 08:19 PM

i love it, practical and looks great… something new on my to-do list for my nespresso machine thats we’re getting for christmas!

-- jk

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 08:29 PM

Thanks, folks. Like all of our projects, it was fun.
Kyle, I had the same concerns about the K-cups falling out of a vertical hole, and even considered tapering the sides to make them narrower at the top and give it a slight inward tilt, but when I tested it with some coffee containers, they stayed in place perfectly. Maybe because the hole is fairly tight and provides a friction fit.
I didn’t mention it previously, but the lid does come off, and there is room for a canister about four inches in diameter inside the thing.

-- WayneD

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#7 posted 11-06-2009 12:42 AM

This is much more beautiful than what you can buy in the store. I never thought to make one myself! We have a lot of beautiful leftover wood in our basement that was left by the previous owners. I think I’ll give this a try!

-- Dianna,

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