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Transforming Mouse Traps into a Cheesy Snack Display

I love to think about substituting other materials for projects that others may not have thought about. Such was the case with this project. I substituted new mouse traps in place of a regular board. And obviously, there is the established connection between mice and cheese.

This was a fairly easy project. The biggest challenge was removing the metal parts from the traps without marring or leaving a lot of holes. I completed this project in 2 days. There are many other possibilities for this project depending on how you want to configure the mouse traps. A person could get very creative here.

The only thing I might change would be the finish. I used mineral oil for the finish, but might be better to use a non-toxic, more durable finish. The mouse trap boards are very soft, but then again, it’s just a cheese board.

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Stephen Johnson

Stephen is an engineer by day, but loves to make things on his flex-day off and the weekends. He loves woodworking projects and using unusual materials like deer antler sheds. He enjoys blogging and writing tutorials about the things he loves to make. One of his favorite mottos is: Think it. Make it. Share it.

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