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Oak shelf (with quilt hanger)

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Project by bkhop posted 2687 days ago 6299 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed a quick shelf for a hanging quilt – so this was the result. Quick, painless. I tried something new on this one as far as preparing for the finish. I sanded out the oak to 12000 (yes, 12000) using the MicroMesh discs for the random orbit sander. (I use the MM sheets on the lathe a lot and I saw the discs at The Woodworking Shows, so I picked up a set.) It doesn’t really take all that long to run through the grits, which surprised me. The result is absolute glass-smooth wood – and regarding the oak, it felt as though I had filled the pores, but I hadn’t. The result was pretty nice… don’t know if I’d want to do it for every project, mind you, but it was fun to do.

-- † Hops †





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 2687 days ago

So how did the finish turn out? looks good from here. Nice project. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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bkhop

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#2 posted 2687 days ago

Jockmike –
The stain didn’t take as readily as normal (as would logically be expected!) – but with a good gel stain, letting it sit for a while, it still did the trick. The varnish went on as normal. I buffed out the varnish with a coat of wax and it is shinier than a new nickel. All in all, I’m pleased.

-- † Hops †

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Chip

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#3 posted 2687 days ago

Another nice piece Hops. Thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2687 days ago

How much distance is there between the shelf and the rod for the quilt? Does the rod pull out to make placing the quilt easier? It looks great, thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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bkhop

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#5 posted 2687 days ago

Distance from shelf to rod – not sure – don’t have it around me right now to measure. I do remember, though, that the clearance didn’t have to be too much, though, as the quilt she was making was a “picture quilt” – and it would have loops sewn across the top (that is, the quilt wouldn’t be folded/draped across, requiring lots of clearance.) The whole rod does indeed pull all the way out.

-- † Hops †

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oscorner

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#6 posted 2686 days ago

That clears it up. I’m sorry, I was thinking that you were hanging a quilt for a bed, that’s why I was wondering if the bar was removable. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 2686 days ago

This would do a quilt proud.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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David

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#8 posted 2685 days ago

Nice quilt rack! I have someone looking for something similar – might have to borrow your design! I have used MM myself and the finish is amazing.

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bkhop

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#9 posted 2685 days ago

Well, David, feel free to copy the design lock, stock, and barrel! I just kind of made up the measurements as I went, but I can zip you off some measurements if you need. Keep in mind, though, that while this is for a “quilt hanging” (picture-like), it could easily be converted to any quilt size.

MM is pretty cool stuff, indeed. Just playing around with it some more tonight on the lathe. Padouk on the lathe is incredible enough – padouk with MM finish on the lathe is amazing!

-- † Hops †

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