Oak Hamper

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-22-2009 04:20 PM 3981 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This red oak hamper was made from cut off boards from the firewood pile at a local lumberyard. We have been using it for years. It is made from slats which were run through the jointer at a tangent angle so there was a flat surface to glue along the entire edge. They were air nailed and glued on top and bottom to the frames. I used pegboard in the back for ventilation. It is finished with polyurethane satin.

It is 22”x12.5”x25”


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 06:17 PM

Jim: You did a marvelous job on that hamper. I love things made out of oak, It’s stunning.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 06:37 PM

Very nice! Looks like it has held up well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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John Stegall

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 09:01 PM

That is probably the best looking hamper I have seen. One made of woven slats looked good, but yours looks a lot better. I may have to try and “copy” it.

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 07:51 AM

I never thought a hamper could look so nice. Very nice job!

-- Glen

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