Modern Day MacGyver

I am one of those people that like to think outside of the box. One of my new habits lately is finding alternative uses for KegWorks products. My newest and most challenging idea is using foot rails as a bed frame. I took these cedar posts from my dad. They were scraps from his work and not only do they look great, they have a very sharp cedar smell. I used stainless bar brackets to support the main rail on the headboard.

Bed Frame Made From Bar Rails

I also had to come up with a way to mount a rail between two posts. It didn’t take long to figure this out. I drilled a hole in the end caps and screwed them to the posts. It worked great and looks real nice.

Bed Frame Made From Bar Rails

Perhaps in a future post I will show you the finished product.

Beta in Giant Martini GlassI also had to find a new home for Cody 2.

I was at a tattoo shop in Syracuse recently that had a beta in a blender. Don’t stress, there was no plug. Cody 2 is a little classier and I have no reason to blend him, so he gets a giant glass for a home.

One issue I had in my new apartment was lack of shelves or storage near the bathtub. I have one of those old tubs with dragon type feet holding it up. Drip Tray as Shower ShelfCoincidentally, the landlord used handrails to build a frame for the shower curtain. I plan on updating this later. So I had to find something to put my shower supplies on. Enter the wall mount drip tray. Works so perfectly, it seems like it was made for this purpose.

Finally, because I lose my keys all the time, I needed a place to keep keys by the door (which happens to be metal). So I utilized this magnetic knife holder, which again, seems as though it was made for this. Magnetic Knife Holder as Key HookEveryone who has come over has commented on it and asked where they can get one. The answer is there is no such “key” holder. It’s a knife holder. I just had the idea to use it in a different way. So I challenge you to get outside that old box and see what innovative things you can come up with, using our products of course. Let me know how they turn out!



1 Comment

  • Ed August 22, 2008 @ 1:03pm


    I remember you telling me about this project a while back and even though I saw your vision, I thought it *may* have been a little TOO “outside the box,” but there it is. Right in front of my face. Maaaaan, it turned out lookin’ HOT. VERY nice. I will never doubt the Shanesaw again when it comes to a project like this.


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