Nail Polish Caddy

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-22-2014 05:02 PM 3283 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made as a Valentine’s Day Gift for my lovely wife.

Her collection of fingernail polishes, pokey things and accessories grew to overflow a tiny wicker basket she was storing them in so she started to drop hints that a bigger, “nicer” case would be a great thing to make her.

So, if something is worth doing it’s worth over-doing!

Some might say I have gone a bit overboard on the design and build of this.

Besides the main compartment, which has two large areas and a tiny, divided slot to store strange things, it also sports four separate compartments that swing out from the main case to allow a clear view of everything in the case. I also used lexan on the outside pieces to further allow easy viewing.

Did I mention I may have gone a tad overboard on this?

The ends of the case are shaped like fingernail polish bottles.

All materials used were re-purposed. All the oak was from pallets. The lexan from the front screen of a scrapped television and the dowel from the scrap bin.

All corners were mitered or rabbited and the base painted black prior to assembly.

You know, I might have gone a bit overboard on this build….........

Oh yeah – my wife LOVED it. :-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 05:12 PM

I don’t know, Bob, I think you should have made it a bit fancier… < SMILE >

Great job and hope you get your just deserts… < BIG GRIN >

Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 05:16 PM

Very nice! That’s a pretty Caddy! :)


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

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 05:20 PM

Very cool Bob. Nothing for your wife is going overboard.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 05:35 PM

Very nice, a gift made with love.

-- ~Julie~

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 05:57 PM

A great gift and beautifully designed.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#6 posted 02-22-2014 06:53 PM

Nice one Bob.
A bit much for me, but my nails do not require that much work. I bet she will put it all to great use.

I thought you had snow outside.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 02-22-2014 08:06 PM

Oh the things we do for Love. Well done man.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#8 posted 02-22-2014 11:24 PM

Very slick idea. My wifee used to do her nails with the acrylics, long ago. She could of used this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 06:25 AM

Great caddy, love the detail

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 06:38 PM

I really like how that turned out. I bet your wife doesn’t think you went overboard, I bet she loves it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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