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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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07-14-2019 04:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cpap cabinet protective covering

Hi All

I am in the middle of designing a CPAP bedside cabinet and one of the features is a elongated hole on both sides to allow a CPAP tube through I will be making the sides using plywood and I am wondering if anyone knows where I can get the image below.. it protects the air tube from the rough surface of the ply.. it’s almost like a grommet

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 07-14-2019 04:56 PM

They are called desk grommets, the oval ones are harder to find than round ones, Woodworkers Hardware has them, link here.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 07-14-2019 05:03 PM



They are called desk grommets, the oval ones are harder to find than round ones, Woodworkers Hardware has them, link here.

- bondogaposis

Your the man thanks so much.. it’s funny how hard it is to find something when you don’t know the name of them…

Thanks again

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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SMP

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#3 posted 07-14-2019 05:05 PM

I’ve gotten them from places like Office Depot/Staples, and once found a good selection at Frys Electronics. Also last time my office was throwing away old furniture i salvaged some.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#4 posted 07-14-2019 05:07 PM



They are called desk grommets, the oval ones are harder to find than round ones, Woodworkers Hardware has them, link here.

- bondogaposis

My only problem is that the hole is 9” wide x 2” high can they be custom made?

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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bigJohninvegas

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#5 posted 07-14-2019 05:16 PM

I googled oval plastic grommets, and got a great selection to choose from.
I think you will find what your looking for there.
So I found them at 6”X 2.5”.
I have been using cpap for almost 15 years now. I think the tube would work very well with that slightly smaller opening. Funny, i have never seen night stands, or thought to look for one that would support my cpap machine.
My next project is a new bed, followed by night stands, and dressers. I will now have to re think the night stand design.

-- John

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#6 posted 07-14-2019 05:24 PM

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#7 posted 07-14-2019 05:42 PM

Perhaps two of the grommets BigJohn has mentioned (6” x 2 1/2”) can be cut into 4 1/2” x 2 1/2” pieces and then glued into place in the slot you make. This would still be a little off ( 9” x 2 1/2”) but that may work if you have some flexibility in your design.
jon

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LittleShaver

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#8 posted 07-16-2019 07:36 PM

Or you could use some edge banding to cover the rough edges.

-- Sawdust Maker

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 07-16-2019 07:42 PM



Or you could use some edge banding to cover the rough edges.

- LittleShaver


Edge banding requires a heat source to affix it and I can’t get an iron in there it’s an inside edge but thanks for the tip

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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LittleShaver

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#10 posted 07-16-2019 08:43 PM

Edge banding requires a heat source to affix it and I can’t get an iron in there it’s an inside edge but thanks for the tip.

Heat a piece of metal with a propane torch to do the inside edges. You don’t need all that much heat for edge banding to work. There is also edge banding without glue that you can glue in place using tape for clamping.

If this were going in my bedroom, I’d be tempted to make a wooden grommet. But I rarely take the easy way.

-- Sawdust Maker

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SMP

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#11 posted 07-16-2019 08:44 PM


Or you could use some edge banding to cover the rough edges.

- LittleShaver

Edge banding requires a heat source to affix it and I can’t get an iron in there it’s an inside edge but thanks for the tip

- EdsCustomWoodCrafts

Curling iron works well. I just don’t tell my wife and sneak it back in, otherwise i somehow “broke” it.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#12 posted 07-16-2019 08:57 PM



Edge banding requires a heat source to affix it and I can’t get an iron in there it’s an inside edge but thanks for the tip.

Heat a piece of metal with a propane torch to do the inside edges. You don t need all that much heat for edge banding to work. There is also edge banding without glue that you can glue in place using tape for clamping.

If this were going in my bedroom, I d be tempted to make a wooden grommet. But I rarely take the easy way.

- LittleShaver

That’s it I’ll make a custom wooden grommet I’ll have to is 9” long x 2” I’ll just use some scrap wood and cut it to an oval shape and then remove all the material on the inside leaving a 1/4” thick grommet

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 07-16-2019 08:59 PM

would weather stripping work for this i think it might :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#14 posted 07-16-2019 09:01 PM



would weather stripping work for this i think it might :<))))

- GR8HUNTER

You know what I was thinking the same things but it’s almost 2 thick .. I’ve decided I’ll make 3 custom wooden grommets as a design feature maybe use a contrasting wood to the mahogany stain I’ll be using

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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therealSteveN

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#15 posted 07-17-2019 05:36 AM

They exist in rectangles, but are getting harder to find. Round is what most carry Those are Rockler.

Computer places, look for desk grommets. Electrical chase protectors, and other weird names with plastic, portal, and protector in them.

I have used CPAP for over 20 years, and those %$#@($^% tubing’s will rub the finish right off a nice piece of furniture, it isn’t just where the hose comes out. If it can rub the side of the cabinet it will also wear it, stuff is like sandpaper on a roll.

If protecting a finish is the requirement, then you want some of these for the entire hose.

-- Think safe, be safe

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