Small Footprint K-Cup holder

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Project by CueballRosendaul posted 12-21-2012 03:30 PM 6094 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mom bought the old coffee daddy a new single cup coffee maker and needed a little stand for immediate access to K-Cups. In his morning stooper before coffee, I guess opening the cupboard door is asking too much. So I made a simple stand that only takes up 5”x5” on the countertop but holds 9 cups.

If you want the details on hole size, check out my previous project post:

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#1 posted 12-21-2012 03:36 PM

Nice looking stand. Good build

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 03:47 PM

i like it, simple yet so much easier than opening up a cupboard!

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#3 posted 12-21-2012 04:12 PM

Very useful

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#4 posted 12-21-2012 04:46 PM

good idea!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 04:47 PM

great looks, hope i can get one for my mom


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#6 posted 12-21-2012 04:58 PM

Very Cool cue

-- a man never fails, he just quits trying.

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 05:10 PM

Nice. Guy at work just asked me to make him something like this. What is the hole diameter to hold those? I don’t have one of those coffee makers :-(

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#8 posted 12-21-2012 06:08 PM

Nicely done. May have to think about one of these for work.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 12-21-2012 06:32 PM

The holes are 1 3/4” and don’t roundover the hole on the face, that way the cup sticks out about 1/8” and makes them easy to get out. I rounded over the back sides with a 1/4” roundover to remove any tearout. I made little circular cutouts of paper to get the layout of the holes right, then measured and spaced them just right. To minimize tearout I screwed the backer board to my workpiece through where one of the holes was going to be. The material is 3/4” oak from a cutoff I had in the scrap pile. The finish is a custom mix I stirred up to match their cabinets, then a couple coats of rattle can lacquer.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#10 posted 12-21-2012 09:04 PM

Brilliant idea! Clearly shows that need is the mother of invention. I think our office needs one.

Thumbs up!


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#11 posted 12-22-2012 12:06 AM

Nice, ez to read.

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#12 posted 12-22-2012 02:10 PM

Nice work, great idea.

-- Scott, PA.,

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#13 posted 12-25-2012 02:04 AM

Great Idea!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 01-06-2013 08:33 PM

Very nice! I’d like to try to make one for my wife. Can you tell me how the two pieces re attached at an angle like that?

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#15 posted 01-06-2013 08:56 PM

I attached the base with two screws through the bottom. You just have to manage the depth to prevent running them through the face and countersink the heads. Besides planning the right depth, I also placed them slightly rear of the centerline of the attached piece to give me more area to grab. I pre-drilled the base holes, then taped the upright piece in place and carefully drilled one small pilot hole, then I freehand drilled the first hole to the proper diameter. The trick to getting them lined up right (not off angle from one another) was to put the first screw in and tighten it down so I could tweak the upright into the right place, then drill the second hole. If I had tried to drill both holes and screw them in later, I know it would have tweaked a little and pulled off center, an easy error to fix by widening the holes a bit, but I wanted it snug and with no glue. I didn’t use glue on the base in case he wanted to screw the upright into a cabinet door with a couple spacers behind it in the future instead of having it sit on the counter.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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