Scarf Holder

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Project by CFrye posted 11-14-2014 03:14 PM 2231 views 5 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mom has been wanting a scarf holder for YEARS. Any pre-woodworking ideas I had for making one were best left undone. Then I got interested in woodworking, found this site and other examples like this one by KnotCurser. I put my own spin on the theme and came up with this. It is made of 3/4” pine, drilled with a hole saw on the drill press and all edges rounded over with the compact router my sweetie bought me. The notes were inspired by this project of bazz135uk and are cut from 1/8” walnut and glued in place. There are 3 french cletes holding proud of the wall to give the scarves room to be added/removed easily. Finished with gloss poly.
Confession: This was last year’s Christmas present that I didn’t actually get finished and hung until Spring. I don’t do well with dead lines.
Thanks for looking. Any comments are appreciated. I love the sharing attitude of the members on this site. You all continue to inspire me. For that, I thank each and everyone of you!

-- God bless, Candy

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#1 posted 11-14-2014 03:25 PM

Great job on this project! I love how you spaced it off the wall so the scarves can go through the holder instead of just hanging them on hooks.
There are no dead lines on work produced by the heart!
Nice job on the finish too!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 03:27 PM

Very nice, Candy! I know what you mean by deadlines. They always arrive too quickly. I have a theory that scarves reproduce alongside of those wire hangers.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 03:34 PM

Great project and idea and also made from my favirite wood .
Nicely done and well explained construction details Candy.
Now Christmas only comes once a year don’t forget to wrap it and better get going on next years gifts .


-- Kiefer

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 11-14-2014 03:36 PM

Very cool. Deadlines are a great time to start a project.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 03:40 PM

looks great Candy and the notes really dress it up ,know she loved it ,really hate dead lines

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 11-14-2014 03:42 PM

NICE, Candy !!!

I would have used small lengths of board and then assembled them with scarf joints, but that’s just me. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 11-14-2014 03:42 PM

Looks great, Candy. The added notes are a nice touch!

How did Mom like the french cleat being installed on her wall? LOL.

What’s that yellow cylindrical thingy in the last photo? Looks pretty handy! :) I don’t think my model would do very well on those holes…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 11-14-2014 03:48 PM

Nice job Candy. My daughter is a big scarf fan as well so would love this. Obviously you have overcome your router issues….nice!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 11-14-2014 04:07 PM

That’s a great idea and you did a great job Candy. The finish looks great as well, helps those scarfs slide in and out with ease. Also, that’s a lot of scarves.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 11-14-2014 05:37 PM

Very nice and it looks great with all the pretty scarves in it too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 06:51 PM

Nice work, Candy. Looks like your mama is by scarf as we are with tools….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 11-14-2014 08:01 PM

It is really wonderful! She is going to love it! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#13 posted 11-14-2014 09:02 PM

Thank you all for the comments and encouragement!
James, the ‘how do I mount it’ question was one of the biggest hang ups, if you will, in the project.
Dave, scarves are my mom’s clothing equivalent to rabbits! Holding on to those circle cut outs for … something!
Klaus, I’m not done procrastinating on this year’s Christmas!
Monte, in the words of Lucy to Schroeder ”THAT’S IT!”
Eddie, she is very pleased with it!
John, you are the Master Po to my humble Grasshopper.
Terry, I made mom wait in the other room while my sister helped me hang it(always good to have an accomplice, uh, I mean an extra set of hands

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 11-14-2014 10:05 PM

Very nice, Candy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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