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    Recycling Project

    Some time back, I spotted this little shelf at a garage sale, and bought it for $1. Thinking it would be perfect as a shot glass rack, I discovered that the spacing between the shelves was about 1/8" too narrow for standard-sized shot glasses.



    Flipping it over & looking at the back, I saw that it was all screwed together, so I was hoping it was not also shot full of glue.



    It wasn't, so I took it apart.



    Then, using some leftover Sycamore from another project, I fabricated new uprights, with spacing between shelves increased by 1/4".



    Dryfitting it back together to check both the fit & the spacing, I decided I liked the contrast between the darker wood of the shelves & back, and the lighter Sycamore of my new uprights, so I decided not to darken the Sycamore with stain, & re-assembled the shelf.



    Hung it in an appropriate blank space of wall.



    And filled it up.



    Thanks for looking,

    -Kevin in Indy
    Last edited by Kevin Vernon; 08-10-2010 at 10:40 AM. Reason: Fat fingers - tiny little laptop keyboard.
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    I like the design, I too have a vast collection of glasses and use them often...

    Mind if I assume your design?

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    pretty cool reuse

    I've got and old swizzle stick collection somewhere. Unless my wife threw it out
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    Feel free, Bill -

    Not my design, anyway. I found the thing at a garage sale, for a buck. I just re-built it to better suit my needs.

    -Kevin in Indy
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    Cool. You likely kept something out of the landfill and got a bit of new display space in the process. Through various travels, I have the beginnings of a shot glass collection, but I never was much of a shot drinker. I was more of a beer guy back in my drinking days.
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    recycling is good for all of us,, well done..
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    Very cool Kevin, same as Vaughn i have picked up quiet a few in my travels, had to keep them from the older son who contrated a bad habit of using them with his mates. I have also been more of a barley hops guy. My stomach shows it.

    Thats a neat way to set them up. Need to do something similar.
    cheers

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    Good job.
    Why do folks collect useless stuff?
    I should talk, I have about six collections of things that would not help me a bit if stuck on a deserted island.
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