|Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs||posted 04-20-2014 12:22 PM||818 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
When we got married my wife sent out fabric squares to all the guests, who could decorate the fabric square or send us a photo and we would transfer the photo to the fabric. Then she made a quilt of all the squares and the quilt hung on a cedar arbor I made. Then we got married in front of the arbor and quilt.
This summer is our 10-year anniversary and we have always wanted to set up a wedding display wall for the quilt, some posters we had our guests sign and some photos. My wife decided to take a trip to visit a friend during spring break so I took the opportunity to build up the wall while she was away and surprise her on her return from Dallas.
I made the quilt hangar from maple with walnut for the knobs and the picture frames are maple with walnut accents and walnut with maple accents.
The quilt is 85” square so the back plate of the hangar was 5 1/2” x 89” wide and was screwed right to the studs. The top plate was 3 1/2” x 87 1/2” wide and secured with the 4 knobs and T-nuts in the back plate. The knobs were made from walnut with maple dowels in the middle.
The quilt hangar is 16’ 6” off the floor as the wall is a 2nd floor wall in our open foyer.
-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?