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Oil Can Display
#725158 Tue Feb 19 2019 03:36 PM
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I have previously posted on here about the oil can display at the Pontiac Museum in Pontiac, IL. I love the room full of cans. Examining a blow-up of the picture I took there, I decided they probably made their racks with 1x4 lumber, butt joints, no backs, and allowed the cans to protrude from the shelves about .5 inch. I think the look is great for the large volume of cans they have, which I suspect are all empty. I only have a few cans I wanted to display and some of them are full, so I modified their idea for my use. I purchased 1x6 lumber and cut 2 pieces to 26.75x4.25, 2 pieces to 17 1/8x4.25, and 3 pieces to 17 1/8x4.0. Each of the long pieces has a 3/8 by 3/4 rabbit on each end and 3 dados 3/8x3/4 spaced 5.75 inches apart. After assembly, I added a 1/4 inch plywood back.

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Pontiac Museum

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Oil Can Rack


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Re: Oil Can Display
autoxnut #725174 Tue Feb 19 2019 06:17 PM
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Very cool!


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Re: Oil Can Display
autoxnut #726762 Sat Mar 16 2019 03:23 PM
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Nice! What a great project!


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