Boards that aren't 'cup' boards
By Judy Evans
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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• United Kingdom
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?)
• United Kingdom
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?
• United States
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.
• Bunbury, Australia
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.