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Forum topic by DerekW posted 08-11-2019 07:43 PM 297 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2019 07:43 PM

I just received a bunch of free wood today that ranges from 1/4” to 1” thick, 3 to 36” long, and 1” to 6” wide. The wood is mostly cherry but there is some walnut, (what looks like) oak, and maple. It got me thinking – what are some good projects for scrap wood, thin wood, or cut off pieces? I’ve been searching the internet but mainly found ideas for scrap 2×4s and pallet wood. I’m gravitating towards making butter knives, small square boxes with finger joints, tongs, and/or phone holders. What do you guys like to make with thin wood, scrap wood, and cutoff pieces? Pictures would be greatly appreciated!

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#1 posted 08-11-2019 08:08 PM

Picture frames and cutting boards

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#2 posted 08-11-2019 08:18 PM

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#3 posted 08-11-2019 11:32 PM

I build large scale trains (3/4” to the foot) and use a lot of scrap cutoffs. There are many things you can make for the house like a plate rack for displaying fancy plates, picture frames, pot lid rack, tablet rack, napkin holder, pill box,etc.

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#4 posted 08-12-2019 01:11 AM

These trivets would be a great use of narrow scraps.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 08-12-2019 01:35 AM

For the thinner stuff shaker baskets.

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