Mom's Quilt Rack #1: Plans

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Blog entry by imelmer posted 11-29-2009 12:32 AM 3275 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m making a quilt rack for my mother. She didn’t want anything specif other than a wall mounted shelf with room to hang and display 2 quilts, so I just found some projects others have made and will be adding my own style. Hopefully she will like it.

This is a very basic project, but I’ve wanted to learn more about how to use SketchUp, so I took the time to draw up some plans.

I haven’t decided if I’ll be using pine or oak. If it turns out well, I might just make one of each.

More next time when I’ve had a chance to mill the wood.

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 01:11 AM

Since pine is easier to work with, why don’t you try your prototype using that first? The second one in oak will be easier to make and sturdier, as a large quilt could be heavy. You can also redesign or embellish it once you get your technique down.

Will it be a folding rack? Something sturdy that locks in place and can fold away would be ideal to me. Looking foward to seeing the finished product.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 01:51 AM

That’s what I was thinking of MMH. Prototype in pine, and final in oak, or maybe maple. As to folding, it will be a wall mounted unit to show off a couple of quilts from family and friends.

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 01:57 AM

Don’t know if you’d seen this one or not, but I borrowed the idea too, makes a great rack, people seem to enjoy it.

-- James

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 05:14 AM

I need to make a new one for my ma as well. Thanks for putting the plans up to look at. Can’t wait to check out the finished project.

-- Brent -

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 05:38 AM

Knot, I did see that one and I’m going for something similar, but a little different. I do like that one though and may make another one with some of those details later. We’ll see how this one turns out.

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