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Project by eddie posted 05-08-2012 06:10 AM 2369 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter got her first home a week r so ,a new to her house trailer ,i was helping her move and get settled in and she is proud of it . she said the only thing is there just aint enough counter space ..looking at it i said your right you need to put a small counter be side the stove .it was a strange layout for a kitchen . a stove with a counter only on one side.told her we,ll try to make a small counter for the side of the stove,something you,,ll need when cooking ,as shes a great cook ,got it from me :)as i was pulling out of her drive way with my trailer to go get the last load of furniture .on the side of the road was a pile of lumber .i pulled over to get what lumber could be used and saw this old counter with broken legs as somebody had allready ran over it was badly weathered must had been out in this pile for a while . i told her there is a counter .she said ’’i dont think so dad thats why they threw it away .i said maybe i;m going to get it anyway and see .these are pictures of it after the rebuild .had to raise the height up to the counter height about 6 inches add some braces to prevent racking ,re planes the top and the pull out chopping block . some of the wider boards had started to cup sawed in to then planed the cup out then bisqued and glued back together. legs are oak stained with cherry and the chopping blocked re oiled with butcher block oil .filled all the old holes with wooden plugs. i think she will be surprised and like it
just wish i had before and after pics i sorry for the pics as this a new camera and haven’t got it down yet

ps. thanks patron for the tip on the legs. these were remade with this tip comment #7 of his project he tells of this tip and its works

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 12:13 PM

Very nice design, what a great dad you are.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 12:23 PM

That is what I call “a bill filler”.
Good for you, and you helped her out.

Being a Dad is awesome,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 12:51 PM

I love it when a plan comes together!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 01:44 PM

Good SAVE. I bit of time and it looks great ! (My kind of building———free lumber)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 08:35 PM

thanks guys its not a great build as much of a save .it coud be better but it was fun

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 08:39 PM

thanks Steve i was thinking what a beauty this would be with one of your blocks on top with a matching board on bottem .im going to try it when i get the skill level up a few more notches thanks so much for the complement it means a lot coming for a master of your caliber.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 11:16 PM

well i have a pretty good imagination, and i can bet it must have been in pretty bad shape, and i can see you did a great job of putting it into really good shape, something your daughter will be proud to say that my dad made this for me, and you should have seen what it looked like before, great save eddie, always good to use salvaged wood…great job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 11:45 PM

thanks GRIZZMAN she loved it. i could of did a little more on it.i ran out of hard wood so i reused the rails and used some pocket hloe scews to back them up its not the fastest horse in the race but i think she’ll will finish the race . thanks grizz and watch out for those snakes

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 05-09-2012 02:02 AM

Good save!!! Would have loved to see the “before” pictures. The finished project is enough though. Again, great job.

BTW; Congrats on the “Top 15” badge!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 05-09-2012 03:39 AM

thanks DIY me to i wasnt going to post this but decided to wish i had done that it would have been a lot better to see where it came from

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 05-09-2012 04:02 AM

great save eddie

and from dad
with love

is the best gift

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 05-09-2012 06:13 AM

Nice Save Eddie… Great Job…

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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