15 min. Handcrafted beauty

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 09-04-2008 04:41 AM 1833 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s todays little handcrafted beauty. Notice how the top and the shelves are only 1 sided melamine. Gives it an added texture. I really wanted to have some nice fastener covers too. I like how the top and bottom aren’t flush to the front for an added reveal, and the top isn’t flush to the top of the sides so that things can’t slide off if it happens to lean when in place. I wanted the back to be super strong too, so I used 1/16” cardboard that was folded down the center to give the look of a crease to the back. It is nailed on with 1” nails to make sure it is on stable. The shelves are 1” short to keep clutter down. This piece was inspired by (and provided by) Target, and my girlfriends uncanny knack for needing something right away. I’m proud to have this piece in my home ;-) Enjoy

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 09-04-2008 04:47 AM

i think i have 2 of those with doors that are always open (because they wont stay shut) in my wifes bathroom. She has the same problem of needing it yesterday too

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#2 posted 09-04-2008 05:10 AM

I saw the box and got the eebie geebies. With my head hanging down I walked out to get my drill.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 09-04-2008 05:20 AM

isn’t it sad that they can sell this stuff ???

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 09-04-2008 11:47 PM

You are a classic kolwdwrkr.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 09-06-2008 03:15 AM

That’s a hilarious post.

-- Jason

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#6 posted 09-06-2008 04:00 PM

that’s great.
Oh how fast we non-woodworkers learn the strategies that get the job done!!

Great post. Love that beauty. Worth every minute of time put into it.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 09-07-2008 01:34 PM

Wow Kolwdwrkr;

I was way off. I thought it was an IKEA original!

Good post.

My threatens me like that sometimes. I say go ahead and buy it.

She never does, since I’ve been secretly educating her on the difference good and junk.

She’s actually become a critic of this stuff, as well as some of the workmanship, or actually lack of workmanship, we see in some new homes. Her daughter had a tough time finding a house that meet my wife’s approval.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 09-08-2008 07:44 AM

Yeah, Target seems to be the place to go when the woodworker of the house is predisposed.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 07-12-2009 08:01 AM

uncanny sense of flow – this piece is mesmerizing – astonishing feel for mood and color- simply devine

-- -erik & christy-

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#10 posted 07-12-2009 08:04 AM

Thanks webwood. This piece took a lot of energy and frustration to put together. It’s the hardest project I’ve completed to date. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 07-12-2009 10:12 AM

the grain! the grain! it just flows! is it bookmatched?
the saddest thing about these things is that they are not even good firewood.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#12 posted 07-12-2009 10:12 AM

You are quick! It took me near on an hour and still had two screws left over.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 07-12-2009 10:22 AM

Shh, keep it down.

Let’s not tell the world of our secrets.

As we walk the floors of Target, WalMart, Ikea and the like, we discover bargains and new ways to be productive; and to add to our arsenal.

Let’s see, who else can I visit that does not see the value important to me?

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#14 posted 02-13-2011 06:40 AM

ROFL, thanks for the laugh. I’m always ashamed whenever I have to buy a piece of … well… not “furniture”. Partly because waiting for it to go away is worse than waiting for a nice piece to get done.

-- Darren

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