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Offline Packard

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This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« on: February 23, 2022, 10:38 AM »
I received an email ad for this tray.  It is described as "farmhouse rustic" and costs $88.00 + shipping.  A tray is always handy.  But when it comes time to actually cook, where do you put it?  On the floor?  Taking up additional counter space?  For me this, "farmhouse rustic" means "crude and amateurish".  Would you buy it?


As a side note, I bought some 1/2" diameter black pipe from Amazon to use with a Pony bar clamp.  But note that the black pipe sold on Amazon is for "decorative use" and has a much lighter wall thickness than we are accustomed to.  I had to return those pipes as they would flex too much.  I replaced them with pieces purchase from Home Depot. 
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Online Vtshopdog

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2022, 08:43 PM »
LOL:

At $88 I would prefer to be a seller rather than buyer……

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2022, 05:47 AM »
I didn't know decorative black pipe was a thing until you pointed it out. Whad'll they think of next...?

Seems like image sharing sites have pushed good ideas over the line to kitsch, ala slab tables, hairpin legs, black pipe and so on. In 10 years will they be littering every yard sale? Or for that matter,will there even be yard sales?

Getting old.

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Offline bcrawley

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2022, 10:24 AM »
I'm thinking in 5 or so years we'll get some good deals on lumber cutting up Craigslisted slab tables.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2022, 10:54 AM »
Free good lumber (suitable for the kind of rustic tray pictured in OP's post) is everywhere. It's called pallet wood. Many places here give them away free, such as my local Staples, carpet merchants, etc.

Free in cost, but not free in labor as it does take some effort to get the pallet into a proper form of lumber. At the peak, I had about 50 board feet of wood harvested for small projects.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2022, 09:13 AM »
For some reason, this thing of burner covers has become a thing and has morphed into covering the entire top. The first iteration that I ever saw where simple metal trays covering each burner directly, like a very shallow pie tin. Then they grew to (I assume) look more like a more modern smooth cooktop, where the burners don't show.
I'm thinking that making them from wood is not the best thing though? All it would take is someone turning on the stove while the thing is still in place....fire.
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Offline Packard

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2022, 09:27 AM »
I hadn’t thought of the fire issue.  I have an induction stovetop and that could not occur.  But that would be a easy mistake to make.  Kitchen fires are the most common in homes.

Kitchen fires (unattended cooking is usually the cause)= 50%
Bedroom fires = 7%
Chimney fires = 6%
The balance are spread around the house.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2022, 09:32 AM »
That sort of "thing" would never see its way thru a door in my home.  I have too often leaned up against the stove in my previous home and accidentally turned on a burner.  Also have had my all too friendly pups do it for me.

I sincerely doubt that the maker of that product who offers it for sale has even an inkling about what product liability insurance is about.  Let alone has coverage.

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Offline Packard

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Re: This product seems reasonable until you think it though.
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2022, 01:54 PM »
My Doberman learned to never jump up on the stove after he burned his paw once.  It only took that one experience.  (Dogs are quicker learners than humans.) [big grin]