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Project by USCJeff posted 02-28-2008 04:55 PM 3557 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solved an access issue and added storage for good measure. I needed a method to drain my water heater and had boxed it in with the lazy susan cabinet. Picture 2 was the before. Ugly, huh. These are my parent’s old kitchen cabinets. They tried a few colors before tearing them out. Woohoo, for me. I decided to remove the ugly multicolored decorative panel and build a pegboard frame to replace it. I wanted to build it on hinges to allow access behind the lazy susan column which is where the hose hook up is fo the H2O heater.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 05:02 PM

You can never have too many hiding places for your candy.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 02-28-2008 05:29 PM

Candy = good.

Nice hide job there.

-- Still learning everything

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#3 posted 02-28-2008 05:50 PM

Jeff you are incorrigible.

But I am sure that no matter how hard you try to hide anything like this your daughter will find it without any trouble. I find it amazing how resourceful and inquisitive this age group really is. So just give up the candy bars, put them out in plain sight and she will probably just ignore them.

Nice solution to your dilemma about the water heater by the way.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-28-2008 05:52 PM

Here’s a sugestion that comes from experience—- Take the knob off. With 3 kids of my own plus a 10 year old grandson in the house, trust me I have become quite good at hiding my stash of yummy things to eat from the bottomless pits known as Children. I have a ongoing “battle” of wiles when it comes to keeping the kids safe from sugar overload. I win often, but they are ingenious little buggers. Oh if they would only put that much effort into schoolwork!


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#5 posted 02-28-2008 06:07 PM

yah.. and here’s a tip: avoid announcing it to the world – there are spies you know.. haha

great job;

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 06:26 PM

Looks like a great hiding spot… I hate to rain on your parade, but the heat from the water heater will turn your Snickers into soup…

You’ll just have to go for the small dorm fridge with a lock on it…

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#7 posted 02-28-2008 07:53 PM

Tom beat me to the punch – I was thinking the same thing – 12 hours in there with the hot water heater going and the snickers will be nice and soft. Good luck with your hiding place.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 02-28-2008 09:09 PM

What type of water heater—gas or electric. Where I live (PA) gas water heaters by code cannot be enclosed. Something about gas fumes in an enclosed area, flammable, explode, fire. Check it out before your Snickers really get melted.

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#9 posted 02-28-2008 10:14 PM

Well, Snickers aside, it is still a cool stash box.

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#10 posted 02-29-2008 01:40 AM

I really was kidding about the candy. My two kids are still under 3. Top of the fridge works fine (for now). I just can’t put more storage on that side of the door due to the lazy susan cabinet leaving only an inch or so of clearence. Blocks everything but the little shelf near the floor!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#11 posted 02-29-2008 02:46 AM

You may have been kidding about the candy, but my kids are all adults and I still say you can’t have too many hiding places. ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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#12 posted 03-09-2008 04:14 AM

Haha, nice thinking. Love it.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#13 posted 03-09-2008 11:28 AM

i dont eat snickers much but i could hide the good booze in there !lol

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