see thru K-Cup coffee holder

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Project by doubleDD posted 07-26-2018 04:11 AM 1644 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my solution to choose your morning pleasure in a neat order. We keep a box of assorted K-cups at our trailer. Whenever someone reaches for the coffee they pour the box on the table and scrambles through them. I wanted something where they could see all the choices without dumping the box out. It drove me crazy. I came up with the idea of a acrylic see through top. It’s a slider box made of chestnut with rosewood splines. It will fit in the cabinet on its side for storage. We usually have 6-7different choices for guest to choose from. This should keep it easier.
9’’ x 14’’ x 3’’ and it will hold 24 k-cups. Finished with lacquer.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 07-26-2018 04:25 AM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 07-26-2018 05:03 AM


Functional solution with a happy result. With splines!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 07-26-2018 06:05 AM

Great solution Dave.

Love the box.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 07-26-2018 06:18 AM

Well done sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 07-26-2018 06:27 AM

Very cool and practical idea, also looks so good!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-26-2018 09:53 AM

Good solution, Dave. Nice box!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 07-26-2018 09:56 AM

There’s a solution to every problem and especially when a lumberjock like you is behind it my friend.
Practical and direct to the point with an excellent execution… Kudos buddy !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 07-26-2018 10:07 AM

You kicked the disorder out of that problems Dave! Perfect project for those K-Cups.
Now you have time to eat more doughnuts! Just kidding Nice work Buddy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 07-26-2018 10:46 AM

Great solution Dave ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 07-26-2018 11:22 AM

Nice work, Dave!! Pretty soon those will be loaded into a magazine to pop them in the machine.

cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 07-26-2018 12:06 PM

Thanks Hoss

Thanks Thomas, at least I’m happy.

Bob, it should work.

Thanks Monte. Start the day off simple.

Thanks Ivan.

Thanks Dave.

Thanks Stelios. Amazing how little things can drive you crazy. It hadto be stopped. LOL.

Thanks Tony. If they’re chocolate covered donuts, then I’m in. At least now everyone can see the choice at a glance.

Thanks kdc68.

Thanks Jim. Good idea. I’ll let you work on that one. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 07-26-2018 12:34 PM

You did a beautiful job on this coffee holder.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 07-26-2018 03:35 PM

Thanks Charles. I just had a friend ask me if I would make them a similar one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 07-26-2018 04:30 PM

Very nice!

-- Alan - Raleigh, NC

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#15 posted 07-26-2018 04:34 PM

ALL of the above!

I am sure many here will be using that idea too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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