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Various Projects #1: Stocking/Coat hanger Part 1: The Beginning

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Blog entry by Tomcat1066 posted 11-25-2008 05:02 PM 746 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, just yesterday my wife and I were talking. With Christmas coming up, we were trying to figure out where to put up the stockings. Inspiration hit like a bolt of lightning…or maybe it was the third glass of Jameson (yesterday wasn’t a good day after all). Either way, I came up with an idea that should be a nice little project that will also help fill a definite need in our house.

My plan is to take some simple pine and run coat pegs through it – enough so that there’s a place for all the stockings now and for the future – and paint it to match the trim in the living room where it’ll do duty after christmas as a coat hanger for our son who can’t ) quite reach the coat rack. I found some pegs in the Lee Valley catalog, but I still need to check out Rockler and Woodcraft and compair size, shape, cost, etc.

Not only that, but it’ll serve as a great reason to get a router. After all…we don’t want ugly in our living room, now do we? ;) I’ll decorate up the ends of the piece and see what we’ve got. Like I said, it’s a simple project but it serves a need so why not!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!



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#1 posted 11-25-2008 08:07 PM

Sounds like you have a good plan in mind. This will help overcome the initial inertia that we face when contemplating a new project. I am looking forward to seeing your progress as you go.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-25-2008 10:42 PM

Thanks Scott! What’s funny is all the stuff I see me needing for this that I don’t own…primarily a router. I’ve been checking out reviews here on LJ in that regard today.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#3 posted 11-26-2008 12:01 AM

Tomcat, Very useful project I made a set so that my daughter has a low hanging one in our foyer and she is finally learning that that is where her coat goes :)

Look forward to seeing the progress and the finished work.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 11-26-2008 12:48 PM

Thanks Chris.

I’ve been looking at hooks instead of pegs, since they seem easier to install and might fit with our style a bit better. I’ll be ordering them on pay day which should be Friday…though if I get paid early due to the holiday, I’ll be even happier :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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