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Old 03-14-2019, 01:33 PM
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I drilled some holes and sanded down my old college coffee table.. it was just taking up space. It was a hand me down from my roommates parents, who also used it as a college coffee table. Thing was old!!! After I got the old finish off there was some decent wood underneath. Still going to sand it some more and stain it and put a couple coats of high gloss on it.
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Well I finally started building the rack. Of course I didn't draw out a design so I just winged it. Not sure who measured the wall but it ended up being 3" too wide to fit, lol.






To keep it symmetrical I had to ditch my 2 extra rod holders so I shortened it up quite a bit. That's okay because I had a different design for the two side pieces anyway. So I took it apart and shortened the base and the 3 middle boards.

I like the way the sides look much better and it easily fit's against the wall now.









I stained it with minnwax red oak. I put two coats on and I really like the color. I'm going to let it dry tonight then I'll hit it with some poly tommorrow.





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Where are the rest of the rods?
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I like it. How did you make the cut outs for the rods? Did you drill holes, then rip the board down the middle of the holes?
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Where are the rest of the rods?
in the shop...
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this is what I came up with a couple of weeks ago, got sick of moving rods around.
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Originally Posted by Chimpo View Post
I like it. How did you make the cut outs for the rods? Did you drill holes, then rip the board down the middle of the holes?
Yep, that's exactly what I did. I have a 2x12 for the base, 2x10 sides, 2x8 slanted floor piece, and a 2x6 ripped in half for the rod holders. I did a 6" spacing on the holes and it worked perfectly for my reels.
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