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So its a pretty trendy thing now to have a donut wall at your wedding...

I made one for my sisters wedding. I think it came out nice. Its my first real project since we moved into our new place.

I made a few mistakes, but luckily they were covered up. First is that I am still having a hell of a time with mitered corners. Just need more practice. I also still need to clear out space in the garage to build a work bench. Building on the garage floor is not very comfortable.

Also, I measured incorrectly and drilled the holes for pegs to close. You can see in the photo I plugged and stained them to try and hide as best I could. Luckily the papers added to keep donut off the wood covered them up.

All in all a success. She loved it, I got lots of compliments. It was very good practice. Im probably going to buy some walnut at the local HD and practice making some picture frames to clean up those gaps in the corners.





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Nice piece. I never heard of a donut wall before. Had to look it up.

Iím going to assume all those complaints you got were actually compliments.
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Nice piece. I never heard of a donut wall before. Had to look it up.

I’m going to assume all those complaints you got were actually compliments.
Yes, thanks for catching that!

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Nice Job, Sir! <<Off to see WTH a donut wall is>>
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Never heard of it before this post. Your piece certainty turned out fine, I'm just confused as to why that's a thing people do. I may be young but I'm sure heck ain't with the "hip" or "Trendy" crowd. Looks cool though mate.


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I wasn't sure what a donut wall was at first. I was picturing a huge donut wall for a coffee shop but after seeing your post I think it would be awesome at a wedding.


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So its a pretty trendy thing now to have a donut wall at your wedding...

I made one for my sisters wedding. I think it came out nice. Its my first real project since we moved into our new place.

I made a few mistakes, but luckily they were covered up. First is that I am still having a hell of a time with mitered corners. Just need more practice. I also still need to clear out space in the garage to build a work bench. Building on the garage floor is not very comfortable.

Also, I measured incorrectly and drilled the holes for pegs to close. You can see in the photo I plugged and stained them to try and hide as best I could. Luckily the papers added to keep donut off the wood covered them up.

All in all a success. She loved it, I got lots of compliments. It was very good practice. Im probably going to buy some walnut at the local HD and practice making some picture frames to clean up those gaps in the corners.





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If you build one don't be doing anything illegal, you know who donuts attract. 👮*♂️
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cool idea. As with most of the others, I had to look up donut wall and see what it was! Now I'm hungry.

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this is awesome! My wife and I had one at our wedding(she loves donuts)😁
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This is the one she had at her bridal shower, made from a short pallet and dowels.
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This is the one she had at her bridal shower, made from a short pallet and dowels.
Very nice!

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Not good for jelly donuts.

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I actually prefer donut holes but I don't see any baskets to accommodate my special needs. Time to call the lawyer and see if donut discrimination is a thing...

Kudos on the project and making sure the bridesmaids won't be able to fit into their dresses ever again.
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Okay i'll bite, what the hell is a donut wall???????
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Okay i'll bite, what the hell is a donut wall???????
Go to the first post.

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Maybe i should say what is the purpose of it? what do the donuts have to do with it??
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I actually prefer donut holes but I don't see any baskets to accommodate my special needs. Time to call the lawyer and see if donut discrimination is a thing...

Kudos on the project and making sure the bridesmaids won't be able to fit into their dresses ever again.
This was Hilarious.. and me being in Ca probably not far from possible.

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Maybe i should say what is the purpose of it? what do the donuts have to do with it??
I obviously cant explain how the trend started.. but Instagram/Pinterest probably played a big role.

Either way, my sister requested and I wasn't about to say no to a wedding request. Specially when this was like the ONLY project my wife didnt bother me about while working on it in the garage. It took an EXTRA long time to finish... had to get it right HAHA

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I actually prefer donut holes but I don't see any baskets to accommodate my special needs. Time to call the lawyer and see if donut discrimination is a thing...

Kudos on the project and making sure the bridesmaids won't be able to fit into their dresses ever again.
Well whattya know... we did have Donut holes. special needs accommodated! This is the wall on display at the start of the ceremony.

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