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Crumb Catcher
      How many times have you gotten in trouble because you buttered some toast and left a pile of crumbs behind? Well this simple project will make that problem go away.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 1/2" X 3/4" stock. We used Walnut because it looks nice and we had a little extra.
  • 1/2" X 6" X 24" hard wood. We used Oak.
  • 1/2" piece of laminated plywood, 9 1/4" X 11 1/4".
  • Nails and glue
Make a frame 10" X 12" out of the 3/4" X 1 1/2" wood. You can miter the corners or use a butt joint.
Dado a groove on the bottom of the frame to hold the 1/2" piece of plywood.
Radius the outside edges for a smoother look.
Glue and nail the frame pieces together.
Crumb Catcher Frame

Glue and nail the plywood onto the frame.
Cut (8) pieces of 1/2" hardwood 1/2" X 10".
Cut (2) pieces of 1/2" hardwood 1/2" X 8 1/4".
To make the grill glue and nail the 8 pieces, 3/8" in and separated 1/2", onto the 2 pieces with them 1" in from the ends.
Crumb Catcher Grill

Use an oil finish to highlight the grain.
Put the grill into the frame and go butter some toast. To get rid of the crumbs just remove the grill and dump the crumbs in the bird feeder.
You can also remove the grill and use it as a small serving tray.
Crumb Catcher

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