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Lee DeRaud
12-08-2005, 12:43 PM
LOML has an old leather-bound dictionary that currently just sits flat on a chest in her spare room...she wanted a way to display it. Strictly design-on-the-fly, using some red oak I had laying around. (The lip at the bottom is jarrah, partly as an accent, mostly because it was already the right size.)
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In retrospect, this is one of those projects that really wants to be finished before assembly: my hands are just too big to do a good job of rubbing out all those odd corners, so it came out a bit shinier than I wanted. So it goes...it will spend most of its life hidden by about six pounds of paper.:p

tod evans
12-08-2005, 12:46 PM
pretty cool lee. did ya make your own dowels?

Martin Lutz
12-08-2005, 12:49 PM
Your design that looks great. I would love to be able to come up with ideas like that on the fly. Nice job.

Lee DeRaud
12-08-2005, 1:02 PM
pretty cool lee. did ya make your own dowels?No, that's a story in itself: I saw a wine rack about ten years ago that I wanted to build, then decided it was too big for where I wanted to put it. Buying 80' of 3/4" oak dowel was as far as I got in that process. Dunno if I'll ever find a use for all of it, but at least it doesn't take up much room.

Shelley Bolster
12-08-2005, 1:12 PM
That IS cool.......I hope you don't mind if I borrow some of your ideas to make one for my daughter - the teacher. That would be great on her classroom desk!

John Miliunas
12-08-2005, 1:51 PM
Very neat, Lee!:) Like Martin said, I wish I could come up with designs like that just on the fly! Very unique. Good job. :) :cool:

Bernie Weishapl
12-08-2005, 2:27 PM
Looks great Lee. I am like the others I wish I could come up with ideas and run with them. Have to give them some thought.

Jim Dunn
12-08-2005, 5:43 PM
An on the fly design?? Takes me years to make up my mind what color to stain it. Neat idea put to good use!

Jim

Corey Hallagan
12-08-2005, 8:13 PM
Great idea Lee! I think it looks great!

Corey

Gail O'Rourke
12-08-2005, 11:28 PM
Hey, that's great! I am making a dictionary stand for my kids, was working on it today, I like your ideas here and will have to keep them in mind. Cool.

Vaughn McMillan
12-09-2005, 2:03 AM
Very slick idea, Lee. I like the way the through-dowels look from the top. (Although, as you said, all your nice work will be covered by a big ol' book.)

- Vaughn