Pallet Wood Wall Mount Silverware Holder Thingie-ma-jig.Monday, February 22, 2016
So I finally got around to the silverware holder thingie, heh, after the whole fiasco of not getting to it the other day.
I went the cheap-as-possible route which for me meant pallet wood. Heh, it's crazy, I'll tell ya, for someone who's not big into pallet wood nor pallet wood projects, I seem to be all over the pallet wood, like here. Here. And here. And here! Sheesh, wow!
|Ahhh the pallet wood.|
So right, anyway. Where did I leave off? Oh, yes: Trot down to the basement to peruse on-hand materials.
I thought ok, I'll make little boxes out of the pallet wood to hold all the silverware by type. Then I'll uh...I'll attach the boxes to a longer slat of pallet wood and uh, yeah, attach that to the wall. Yeah!
That was about the extent of my planning.
First I cut several slats of wood to four inches.
|Pallet wood. Four inch long pieces. Check.|
|I used a 2x4 stop right at four inches. Made uniform cutting so silly simple.|
As I wanted the faces of the boxes to be free of attachment devices, I glued them with the fancy Gorilla glue* and let those set up for a day.
|Dampening da' edges, yep.|
|Lil' bottom chunks all trimmed up and ready to do.|
|Bottoms glued and screwed. Isn't the face of the wood cool?|
Now, I could have attached the boxes to the regular size but I feared by doing so, it would look too "country." It's a given for pallet wood to be "country" or "rustic" or "farmhouse" or ways and styles that do not fit mine. Not that anything is wrong with those styles, there's not; they just are not for me.
In the end, I opted to glue two slats end to end. I had these itty wood craft shapes* from grad school model building that I thought to use as uh, what, additional connection support?, with glue and screws. Turns out my teensy machine screws split the thin delicate patches despite the pilot holes. It's the v shaped part of the screw head I did not account for. Doh.
Next day? Wow, it all stuck! I'm sure it's not terribly terribly sturdy but hey man, stuck!
I attached all the boxes from behind and carefully brought it upstairs.
|Little low on flat headed screws it seems. But since the wood is a bit bowed and those patches bump out the back a smidge, it's fine.|
And now it's on the wall.
|Indeed, on the wall. Hm.|
I backed away and thought, huh, yuck. Did a coupla' head tilts. Maybe it'll be better with the silverware in it?
Nope. Still not liking it. Maybe it'll grow on me in time? I don't know.
Aw man, what is Mike gonna say when he gets home?! Aw dear, aw no.
(He said: Oh, look at you! Huh. Hm. Hmph.)
It's quite busy. And a focus-puller. It's a lot.
I mean, I like the boxes, the thing itself in general is ok enough. Hm.
Mike suggested moving everything off the cart and so far I've moved my precious stand mixer and the tiny food processor. He was right, that helped. Can I just move the cart out? Heh heh heh.
He said, "well if you just center the thing..." I replied, "you like things centered while I like things off-center." He chuckled and without hesitating even a beat quipped, "that pretty well sums up our entire relationship now doesn't it?" hahahaha, he ain't lyin'! :)
In my extra defense, the cart does move on occasion so keeping everything all centered is tricky. Trickier.
This gizmo would make a great outdoor wall planter. Hm.......chin scratch.
Welp. We'll see!
*The Gorilla glue and craft wood shapes are Amazon affiliate links. Mwah, thanks! Please see the "boring stuff" tab for more info.