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  • These look great! How large are they?
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 21, 2018
    • The overall size is  7" x 7" x 15" plus the hook.  They weight about 6 lbs each empty.  I'm glad they decided against the shepherd's hook idea of hanging them.  I'm not sure they would have held up in the sand.  Honestly the hardest part was the glue up.  Lining up the up end grain glue up was not easy.  I didn't trust them to last without the dowel pegs to hold them.  No nails, no screw.  Just pegs and glue.
      By mrpip, on August 21, 2018

  • Nice job! I like how you left the wood pegs visible.
    By fEzZ, on August 31, 2018
    • Thanks, that was my favorite part too. 
      By mrpip, on September 4, 2018

  • I really like the wenge and maple.   I bet these look great wherever your daughter puts them. Looks like a fun project.
    By cvfraser, on September 4, 2018
    • It was thanks.  Congrats on the win.  Hope you enjoy the new tools.  
      By mrpip, on September 4, 2018
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  • This is so beautiful and unique! Is this your first time building a guitar?
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 21, 2018
    • Thank you so much.   This is actually my second guitar.   I've only built the two.  I'm getting pictures together to post my first.  It's been fun and educational.  I've learned a lot about patience building this one. Thank you again for the kind words. 
      By cvfraser, on August 21, 2018
    • Hello Ryobi Nation,
      I feel extremely fortunate and grateful for winning the United We Build contest for August with this guitar. I apologize if I seem impatient,  but I was wondering how/when I would be contacted about the prize. I have never won anything before so I guess my excitement is getting the best of me.  If you could let me know if I need to do anything,  I would appreciate it. 
       I'm really enjoying the site.  So much inspiration! Thanks for your time. 
      By cvfraser, on September 20, 2018

  • I love that you have made 2 of these. Hopefully you make more!
    By awloe, on August 23, 2018
    • Thanks.   I'm always thinking about it.  That's for sure. 
      By cvfraser, on August 23, 2018

  • Awesome work!!!!!!
    By Jennay18, on August 24, 2018
    • Thanks Jennay!
      By cvfraser, on August 24, 2018

  • I love that you've shared this amazing project with us. It's amazing the things that one can do with the right tools.
    By kellysryobi, on August 24, 2018
    • Thank you so much for the kind words. 
      By cvfraser, on August 24, 2018

  • wonderful work!
    By Handy1, on August 24, 2018
    • Thanks!
      By cvfraser, on August 24, 2018


  • Wow, that is amazing! Must have taken alot of time and patience.
    By Cmgambill, on August 24, 2018
    • Thanks.   Yes.   It took a bit of time,  but it was fun!  I did have encouragement from family.
      By cvfraser, on August 24, 2018

  • I am totally blown away. The craftsmanship is awe inspiring. Thank you for sharing this unique project.
    By kimkorte_42279, on August 24, 2018
    • Thank you very much. You are too kind.
      By cvfraser, on August 24, 2018

  • Well done sir!
    By sal young, on August 26, 2018
    • Thanks alot.  I appreciate it.
      By cvfraser, on August 26, 2018

  • Sometimes I see things that really inspire me. This is one of them.
    By marcmichael26, on August 26, 2018
    • Thank you very much.   I surprised myself,  actually. 
      By cvfraser, on August 26, 2018

  • Your daughter is lucky and what a great thing that she will have this forever
    By KGriff, on August 26, 2018
    • Thanks.  She gets to fight with me over who gets to play it first. 😀
      By cvfraser, on August 26, 2018

  • excellent work and attention to detail!!
    By UNCLEMATT, on August 27, 2018
    • Thank you,  sir!
      By cvfraser, on August 27, 2018

  • What an awesome project!
    By dan.lehr6658, on August 28, 2018
    • Thank you very much.   
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018

  • Beautiful craftsmanship
    By SL92781, on August 28, 2018
    • Thank you for saying so.  I appreciate it. 
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018

  • inspired project
    By wood62, on August 28, 2018
    • Thank you!
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018

  • Love your guitars!
    By lura115172, on August 28, 2018
    • Wow.  Thanks!
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018

  • not sure it gets better then this
    By dexlib, on August 28, 2018
    • Thank you so much. It's cool for you to say so. 
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018

  • nice work here
    By solanna, on August 28, 2018
    • Thank you!
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018

  • This is beautiful old world craftsmanship.
    By lolah, on August 28, 2018
    • Thank you.   That's very kind. 
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018

  • love this
    By HanBan, on August 28, 2018
    • Thanks for taking the time to say so.
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018
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  • This is so impressive! Did you use plans for this or come up with it yourself?
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 21, 2018
    • Thank you! I was Inspired by a product my wife found online, but I drew up the plans myself. 
      By Wreckn89, on August 21, 2018

  • Looks awesome!   Would love to see plans on this!!
    By Bbrownww, on August 21, 2018
    • Thank you! I will release them on the Ryobi tools Facebook group once I'm done refining them to make it easier for others to read. 
      By Wreckn89, on August 21, 2018

  • Looks amazing! I have been eyeballing a product like this online. Yours looks amazing!!
    By Crazylady34, on August 21, 2018
    • Thabks, materials for this cost me about a third to a quarter of what I was seeing online for similar designs. Plus I'm sure this is built with better materials and will last a lot longer! Join the ryobi Facebook group, I'll be posting the plans there soon. 
      By Wreckn89, on August 21, 2018

  • You did an amazing job, hubs and I have been talking about making this for me, we've been looking at it online and it's so very expensive. How much do you think you spent on material? I'm sure it was a fraction of the cost. Great job!
    By ksanchez, on September 4, 2018
    • Thank you! I spent a little less than $500 all said and done
      By Wreckn89, on September 4, 2018

  • great job, my wife has been looking for something like this - I see the list of materials - but no drawings of the plans. Did I miss that link? 
    By user_hayes_183494, on September 4, 2018
    • You can't post plans on here, just pictures. 
      By Wreckn89, on September 4, 2018

  • I need to make one of those, do you have any plans?
    By gidget6868_111564, on September 4, 2018
    • I'll be releasing the plans on the Ryobi Facebook group in the near future. 
      By Wreckn89, on September 4, 2018
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  • This entry and finished room are gorgeous! Great work - and beautiful styling!
    By _Stephanie_, on August 20, 2018

  • Absolutely beautiful! Great craftsmanship!
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 21, 2018

  • Love how tall the wainscoting is
    By Basinnetti, on August 28, 2018

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  • Wow! This is such a clever design, especially with the sliding expansion and built in storage.  Nice job on the build, it looks great!
    By grover959, on August 20, 2018

  • We dig all that storage! Great work!
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 21, 2018
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