Maple/Walnut kitchen Do-Dad Holder

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Project by BusterB posted 05-08-2021 02:37 AM 554 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife loves her kitchen do-dads. she has a container on the counter that she keeps the most frequently used items in and it’s packed full. As I was pondering what to do for her on mother’s day, it dawned on me she needs something bigger to put them in. I recently salvaged some maple that had been cut for firewood and thought this would work fine. The front, back and bottom panels are maple and the cross pieces are walnut. It wound up being 7” tall and 15” long. Used a router carving bit to add the name and finished with a couple of coats of clear gloss lacquer. Wonder how long it will take for her to fill this one up???

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 05-08-2021 03:00 AM

Frances is going to love having more room for her favorite kitchen tools. Heck us guys like more space for our tools as well.
I know I do!
Happy Mothers day to your wife! Looks like she has a great hubby to take good care of her!
Nice work on her gift! Love the lettering!

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

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#2 posted 05-08-2021 04:01 AM

Buster, I think Tony explained it well. We like ore space and organization and space and so does everyone else. Very nice job and personalized too.
p.s. In the long run they are just like us, they will use up that space quickly and need more. LOL.

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

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#3 posted 05-08-2021 05:16 AM

Nicely done Buster! Happy Mother’s Day to Frances!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 05-08-2021 05:44 AM

Very nice.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#5 posted 05-08-2021 07:23 AM

Tony- thank you sir. Not a fair comparison at all..our tools are different…lol

Dave- thank you sir. Perhaps I should have made this stackable…lol

Candy- thank you buddy-ett.

Madmark- thank you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 05-08-2021 08:05 AM

Perfect looking box and wood grain

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-08-2021 11:33 AM

Thats awesome, she will Love it. Happy mothers day to Frances and all the the mothers out there for raising us. Enjoy your day.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-08-2021 03:50 PM

Love it Buster!! You know how to make your wife happy…LOL!!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 05-08-2021 11:04 PM

Another fine job by Busterb!! Good looking holder. You are miles ahead of me on routing letters, I stink at it. Great job, thanks for sharing, buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#10 posted 05-09-2021 12:26 AM

Nice work on the holder. I love organizational projects.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 05-09-2021 02:42 AM

Always nice to be organized. Great job and bonus for the name on the side.

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