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mcbeth
« on: June 22, 2010 09:14:59 AM »

It was time to pull out the kitchen air conditioner and I needed to fill in the top of the open window with some plywood. As I was cutting it I though it would be really cool to completely overdo it.



It was all painted then some small shelves were added. I bought a cheap picture frame and removed the cardboard back. Using epoxy some hinges were glued on and then screwed to the open space in the top. I also tacked some screen fabric to keep the bugs out. On the other side I made some shutters out of the cut out piece and painted them.




I actually had added a dowel to the part above my little window for some curtains but I'm not about to take down my blinds. The top tiny shelf also got lost supporting them. The wood needed to wrap around the a/c unit so I measured and added some removable pieces to cover the open space.

After a dry fit I realized my measurements were a bit off so I had to cut out more wood, and I had to move the shelf and ended up wrecking it so more scrap wood was needed.

If you have any suggestions as to what else I can do let me know, I was thinking of adding a hook for a bird feeder on the outside. I want to staple a small piece of fabric to the outside of the shelves, maybe.

c&c are welcome
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krafty119
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010 11:17:48 AM »

Hahah! that's great! Very inventive and fun!

I remember one year we stared at a piece of plywood all summer long!! ugh! Since then, my husband has been putting the a/c unit in the fireplace. that works really well! I was against it at first, but he was right... sigh!

anyways, job well done on your part! Very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010 04:52:21 PM »

Great job! Def a very creative solution to a simple window cover.
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Wow. That is totally genius. Good job!
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