I was asked to make a Victorian style free-standing hat rack as a stage prop. I decided to challenge myself by making a real stand. It was a real exercise in problem-solving and allowed me to try out some techniques I’ve never used before.
While I doubt you will want to make a hat stand, there are plenty of ideas in this video to get you started on a project of your own!
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