K-cup holder

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Project by tonybrews posted 03-04-2013 04:07 PM 4164 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We got a new coffee maker for Christmas, and I wanted to make a K-cup holder for it. I was inspired by BrianGT’s design, and made one with just a little variation. It is made of oak, with birch ply for a “drawer”, (which just slides in a dado, just like Brian’s). I turned the knob out of black walnut. I used sanded caulking to hold the tile in place.

-- Tony, Colorado, [email protected]

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 05:29 PM

Excellent build. thanks for sharing

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 07:46 PM

Awesome work! I’ve been messing around with a similar idea for my machine out of MDF. I want to use hardwood but I’ve been having a tough time with selecting a wood that will match (somewhat) my kitchen cabinets.. You’ve given me some excellent ideas.

It looks like you used MDF hardboard for the k-cups… Did you?

Anyway, well done!

-- Just remember... Keep your stick on the ice! - Red Green

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 07:50 PM

MrBagel: the drawer for the K cups was made of 3/4” birch plywood, but I think MDF would be a better choice as long as it is sealed for moisture. That is what I’m planning for the future if anyone wants to buy them from me.

-- Tony, Colorado, [email protected]

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 12:27 AM

Nice job Tony. I am flattered and glad that my project gave you the idea. It feels like I am giving a little back from all of the inspiration and ideas that this site has given me.
Love the knob by the way.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 02:23 PM

Gonna have to put this on the list for the wife. Any chance this thing reproduces new k-cups every night? That would really help my coffee budget!

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 09:05 PM

Smitdog: we bought these little filters that you fill with coffee. A lot better on the budget. BTW, they fit into the holes too.

-- Tony, Colorado, [email protected]

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