Boards that aren't 'cup' boards

@JudyEv (232014)
Bunbury, Australia
December 1, 2020 4:20am CST
JJ (@myklj999) said in a comment on a recent post of mine and I quote: You'd think a cupboard would be a board on the wall with nails sticking out to hang yer cups on by the handles. We made some boards like that although we don’t hang cups on them. Two are on the verandah and the other one in the laundry. The top one holds gardening gear and the pegs are what we call ‘dogs’ although apparently the full name is ‘dog spikes’. They are used when constructing a railway line. The centre photo shows a slightly classier one which has brass hooks and holds our hats. The bottom one has smaller brass hooks and holds, mostly, extension cords. The hooks are all mounted on lengths of jarrah and were really easy to make. You can never have too many hooks or too much storage space.
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@xFiacre (8823)
• Ireland
1 Dec
@judyev a place for everything and everything in its place. Wish I was that organised.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
We have too many hats for those few pegs and, if I mention the cobwebs in the top photo, will you promise not to go looking for them?
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@Fleura (12783)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
That's my motto too! My mother used to say that was her father's adage, and it's spot-on. If everything has a 'home' then you always know where to find it. Drives me mad when people don't put things away properly as I absolutely detest wasting time looking for things (can you tell I'm getting annoyed just writing about it?)
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
@Fleura Haha - just settle down now. But you're quite right. If you always put things away, you can always find them when you want them.
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@myklj999 (52082)
• United States
1 Dec
You forgot part of the quote: but noooooooooooooooo
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Oh You noticed, did you?
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@FourWalls (30169)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec
@JudyEv — your first mistake was quoting JJ.
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@myklj999 (52082)
• United States
1 Dec
@FourWalls I was trying to write that with a Steve Martin accent
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@Fleura (12783)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
English is a fascinating language, I love to trace the way meanings change over time. In olden times people didn't eat at a table, they ate at a board (hence bed and board - and now boarding houses etc). I was surprised that @myklj999 hadn't noticed cup-boards before - or do they have another name in the US?
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@myklj999 (52082)
• United States
1 Dec
'But when she got there The cupboard was bare' Poor old Mother Hubbard...that cupboard has been bare since I was born.
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@Fleura (12783)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
@myklj999 I know. And if the cupboard was bare, presumably she had nothing either, never mind the dog.
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@myklj999 (52082)
• United States
1 Dec
"Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard To get her poor daughter A dress But when she got there The cupboard was bare And so was her daughter I guess"
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@DianneN (212629)
• United States
1 Dec
Ours are in the garage and in my husband’s workroom.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I'm sure you'd be lost without them.
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@DianneN (212629)
• United States
2 Dec
@JudyEv He would. Not me so much.
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@porwest (36241)
• United States
1 Dec
This sort of reminds of an old Gallagher bit. He asked questions like, "Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?" "Why do we call them buildings if they are already built?" lol
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
There are certainly some odd sayings.
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@porwest (36241)
• United States
2 Dec
@JudyEv The English language is loaded with nuances for sure.
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@Cheyee (8230)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
1 Dec
"You can never have too many hooks or too much storage space" Very true. My house became massive trash can become I don't have storage space and enough hooks.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
It's hard to keep things tidy if you don't have cupboards or shelves.
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@Cheyee (8230)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
1 Dec
@JudyEv very true.
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• India
1 Dec
Making a railway line sounds fun
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I'm not sure that the gangers thought so! lol
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• India
1 Dec
@JudyEv They probably travelled by air
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• United States
1 Dec
I could use those hooks in my garage and it would make things so much neater and organized. All your stuff looks super organized and tidy. I might have to put that on my "to do" list as I have a running list of projects for my son when he visits.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I don't have hooks for the coats but there isn't really a good spot to put more hooks. If we hung them outside, they'd be covered in cobwebs in no time.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43727)
• United States
1 Dec
I just wrote about hooks yesterday. I have them on the backside of my fireplace mantle.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I remember. You said some had fallen off. Have you put more up yet?
@LadyDuck (317789)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
You are so right, I need more hooks in the kitchen and more storage space everywhere in the house.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I am lucky to have plenty of storage space now. I even have empty drawers in some rooms. lol
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@LadyDuck (317789)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@JudyEv Anything "empty" in the house is immediately used by my husband. I confess that I place empty boxes on the shelves so that he does not know that it's "empty". He has to get rid of a lot of his things.!
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
@LadyDuck Oh, that is very clever. I regard myself as cunning but I hadn't thought of that. lol I'll be borrowing that idea. He has already taken over many of my shelves.
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@DocAndersen (31959)
• United States
1 Dec
my dad had those in his shed i think he put things back on them 1/2 the time
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
Hal the time isn't too bad I guess. Better than 'never puts things back'.
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@DocAndersen (31959)
• United States
1 Dec
@JudyEv i used to harass him about that
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
@DocAndersen I harass Vince too about not putting things away. It must help - he's better than he was!
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@RebeccasFarm (19585)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Dec
Clever Judy. Love things like this. I need so much more cupboard space here in this dump.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
When we designed the house we put in cupboards the length of the passage. I forget how long it is but it holds everything I need it too. I thought I had a photo of it but I can't find it.
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• Denver, Colorado
2 Dec
@JudyEv I bet it is lovely Judy that sounds so awesome now.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
@RebeccasFarm It is 9 metres long with a couple metres taken out where the bar is cut into it from the other side. The rest has six shelves so it holds a LOT of stuff.
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@TheHorse (120767)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Dec
I do this kind of thing at the Montana cabin. Here, it's a random walk.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
Hooks look good in cabins.
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@TheHorse (120767)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Dec
@JudyEv Yeppers. I have many.
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@just4him (231519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
I agree. You can't have too many hooks or too much storage space. I seem to be running out of both all the time.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Whenever I buy something new, I try to get rid of something but it doesn't always work. lol
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@just4him (231519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
@JudyEv That's usually the case. I have a lot I need to sort through to see what I can get rid of.
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@moonandstars (44253)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Dec
what else to say than very useful.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Thanks. It's nice to have places where you can hang stuff.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
5 Dec
@JudyEv absolutely!
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@wolfgirl569 (34737)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Dec
We have those in the garage.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
They're handy, aren't they? We have quite a few in the workshops too.
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@wolfgirl569 (34737)
• Marion, Ohio
1 Dec
@JudyEv Have one a lot like your middle one in the utility room also. It holds our coats.
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@snowy22315 (104738)
• United States
1 Dec
How did you affix your wood to the brick wall?
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
There are special screws you can use. You drill a hole then insert a plastic plug affair then screw the screws into that. Some of our terms for the items are 'wall plugs' and 'masonry screws'.
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@thelme55 (60299)
• Germany
1 Dec
A very organized board.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
It's very handy although we have more hats than hooks.
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@Nevena83 (56998)
• Serbia
1 Dec
This is very useful.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
It helps keep things tidy.
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@FourWalls (30169)
• Louisville, Kentucky
1 Dec
Question one: why are you listening to JJ? Question two: why are you quoting JJ? Hanging hooks are very convenient. They are for people who don’t have exercise equipment to hang their coats on.
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@JudyEv (232014)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
As I said earlier, I had a moment of weakness - and I'm in love with Emoci. Currently Vince has two belts, two T-shirts and a pair of jeans slung over the arm of the treadmill but I can shove them up enough to be able to hang on. I do have to remove the shoes though.
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