Egg Rack Shaker inspired

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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 10-05-2013 10:43 PM 2371 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Egg Rack is designed to hold 40 eggs as Shirley buys trays of
36 eggs a week and they take up space on her kitchen table.

It is made in American White Oak as Shirley likes it. I think Pine wood
be better. Construction was simple, took the plank and did the saw kerfs
to match the shelf thickness then ripped them in two. some Titebond #2
and I just tapped it home.
I was tired and I forgot to set it square as it did not need clamps. Luckily the
kerfs must have been true as it was dead square the next day. So a coat of
the 5gal batch of Danish Oil. It all came out of a 3’ x 6” x 1” board with enough
for another, but I don’t know many folk that wood use one this size. The egg
trays are offset from each level to allow the trays to be close together.

I think Shaker inspired is the best description of it. I did a sketch if any one wants
the dimensions. It could easily be made to whatever size you wanted.

Thanks for looking


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#1 posted 10-05-2013 10:52 PM

what a great idea jamie

at first i wondered
what brit idea you were up to

‘egg shaker ’ ?

very nice

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 10:56 PM

nice Jamie. Interesting way yo keep eggs.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 10-05-2013 10:56 PM

Beautiful Indeed!
Do you have any other Shaker inspired kithen ware?

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

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#4 posted 10-05-2013 11:45 PM

What a neat idea though I’d be afraid of knocking them right off their stand!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 12:24 AM

Really nice job, Jamie! I bet she loved it! It does look shaker style to me. Nice and simple and functional. Very cool! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 10-06-2013 12:28 AM

Thats a really nifty project Jamie….what diameter did you drill your egg holes? Glad to see your back in the shop and making sawdust buddy.

-- 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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#7 posted 10-06-2013 12:57 AM

Very good and very functional egg shaker Jamie. I thought I my wife and I ate a lot of eggs but at 36 a week yall have us passed by easy dozen.

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 01:03 AM

I thought at first you had build a swing to keep some unhatched little chicks quiet. LOL
Nice egg keeper and nice no frills construction in the Shaker spirit .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 01:14 AM

Nice, Quaint addition to any Kitchen Jamie, Good Thinking!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 10-06-2013 03:03 AM

This is really cool. Had not seen or heard of this before, but will def be adding one to our new house. Thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 03:30 AM

Very nice

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 08:08 AM

Nicely designed and constructed Jamie. I just read an article about whether eggs should be stored in the fridge or at room temperature. The scientific verdict was that either way is equally good. It’s always nice when the scientists confirm something that folks have been doing for centuries without any problems!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 10-06-2013 08:26 AM

Beautiful Jamie. At first I read it as Egg Rack Shaker. I thought you’d invented a way to make an omelette with the egg still in the shell. :o)

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#14 posted 10-06-2013 09:33 AM

Thanks everyone, brownie points have been added :) Dallas I’ve about another six projects for the kitchen
in a similair style. Dough Box Proving cabinet bookshelf
candle holder first aid cabinet and spice jar storage. Buster I did them 40mm Mike we have always kept them out of the fridge
Shirleys preference. :) She does the cooking.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 10-06-2013 11:17 AM

Like it Jamie, nice idea, easy to make and practical cant ask for more.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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