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  • Cooling Rack Junk Project


    Remember those cooling racks I picked up at Mt. Dora a few weeks ago? I promised you a project! Since shelter magazines have deemed February organization month, here's my stab at getting my desk organized.


    I consider cooling racks common junk. You can find them anywhere, everywhere, and usually in quantity.


    This vendor would be pleased to know his junk was given a second chance at being useful.


    I built a frame from square dowels securing with wood glue and brad nails to fit my racks. Notice the 4 runners I attached to support the 2 cooling racks that were narrower. I painted the wood structure white. (My roof angles are 30 degrees.)


    I purchased 4 sheets of 8 x 10" clear acrylic from Lowes and drilled 2 holes in each to attach to the top of my frame. I cut my decorative paper, purchased at Michael's, to fit between the sheets of acrylic using a floral pattern for the top of the roof and a stripe for the underside. The paper can be changed out easily for the seasons...or if you are like me, just because you are ready for something new!


    I actually took how-to photos along the way and have lost them...not sure if I deleted them from my camera or they are hiding in the depths of my computer. Should I find them, I will post them for you to check out.


    The hardest part about this project was figuring out what material I was going to use for the roof. I contemplated screen, old tin, vinyl tile, wall vents, and even a rubber perforated sink mat. No fancy tools required, but a miter box for the roof angles comes in handy.

    Be sure to check out our new JUNK HARD tee in Junk Revolution's online store. Play hard, work hard, junk hard!
    Peace,
    Ki
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