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Nymphara
« on: March 02, 2012 10:21:14 PM »

So, I tried all the stupid thread storage type boxes out there, and none of them worked, since I have a really strange assortment of sizes of thread spools. So, I got fed up with it, and decided to make my own damn thread organizer.

I got an 8' x 2" hardened pine board, and cut it into foot long pieces. The frame is just a square, and the cross pieces are spaced at some logical mathematical interval I have since forgotten. I found pretty shiny nails with very small heads, and pre drilled the holes, then hammered and glued them in. Then used wood putty to close the screw holes, and painted. I probably should have primed it first, but oh well. I still think it's purty!

And here it is! Also, it is bright red, not pink like it looks in the picture.

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012 12:47:09 AM »

Looks great! Nice work. And to me the red is definately coming across Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012 05:42:36 AM »

Yes, very crafty, make me want to break out the power tools. The red is showing and you are so clever for diyds. Do it your own damn self. LOL
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012 07:39:04 AM »

I WANT one of those ! I NEED one of those ! But I reckon I'll have to DIMODS won't I !  Cheesy AWESOME !
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012 07:57:24 AM »

It is great - I want one!
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CraftyOldLady
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012 10:30:05 AM »

Cool idea - thank you!

I have some old shutters (rotting away in the shed Sad ) Do you think if I took out every other slat that it would work to do this? I have quite a few old wooden spools of thread that I adore and want to "display" them ALL. And to buy those thread organizers are expensive!!! (Hubby had bought me one many years ago - but is not big enough!)

I may just try it anyway, cant hurt anything.

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Nymphara
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012 01:28:01 PM »

Thanks, guys! This really wasn't hard to make, the easiest way to go about it is to put in the top and bottom pieces first, then space the rest of the cross pieces out from there. I like how solid it looks. I've eyed the ones that Joann Fabrics sells, but they look so flimsy, and don't hold enough thread for the price. Mine cost $8 in materials, and is just what I wanted.

Crafty, shutters would be PERFECT for this! You wouldn't even have to take out every other cross piece, you could just stagger the nails. Now I have shutter envy. I definitely want to see the finished organizer!
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