Rustic Napkin holder

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Project by ralbuck posted 02-26-2019 06:22 PM 876 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple napkin holder. The sides were lying on the shop floor where I had somehow dropped them. They said HEY we want something to do too.

Also among the short scrap pieces was a piece of pine 1 by 8. It looked about big enough for a napkin—well it was just a little bigger than that. Just flat cutting the ends of the 2/3 cookies and then squaring the base, and the project was designed.

The 1/2 rounds are glued and then pegged with bamboo skewers for a metal-less construction It has 5 1” felt feet on the bottom to be scratch resistant to surfaces.
I think the 1/2 rounds are sliver maple, but, not sure.

It also did get a very lite torching—just enough to bring out the grain patterns.
After much sanding the finish is just 2 quick coats of spray can poly.
Second picture is located on the dining room table, I think it fits that decor.

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

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#1 posted 02-26-2019 06:38 PM

Hay, cool idea!

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#2 posted 02-26-2019 07:41 PM

Nice work and very practical too.

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#3 posted 02-26-2019 10:22 PM

Nice natural wood look Ralbuck.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-27-2019 12:47 AM

Good thinking and cool save. Perfect for those outdoor BBQ’s too.

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

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#5 posted 02-27-2019 02:02 AM

Like the creativity and simplisity. Well done.

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#6 posted 02-27-2019 02:15 AM

Nice! Fun project.

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#7 posted 02-27-2019 04:49 AM

Very natural!! Nice work on it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 02-27-2019 05:25 AM

No scrap ever leaves your shop. You are ber resorceful. Well done

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 02-27-2019 06:20 AM

Very smart and beautiful… Never tought of that

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 02-27-2019 10:50 AM

Forever one not to see something that could be useful turned into something even more useful.
Top marks sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 02-27-2019 11:43 AM

Very nice and so original. Great idea!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#13 posted 02-27-2019 12:38 PM

So the wood scraps talk to you too? Glad I’m not the only one :) Does fit the table decor nicely and looks great! Great creativity!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#14 posted 02-27-2019 05:11 PM

I like it!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#15 posted 03-10-2019 12:37 PM

Nice work Ralph!!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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