|Project by jrhovde||posted 01-05-2015 02:08 AM||644 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this rack out of leftover maple and walnut from a previous project as well as some leftover 1/2” square rod. I put the bottom of the rack about 2 or 3 inches up from the bottom so that i can vacuum under the wood or remove an water from melting ice. The finish is just a natural minwax stain and I used wax for the first time. I think I will be removing the wax and using a polyurethane in the summer. I liked how easy the wax was to use but didn’t like the protection. The bottom of the rack is a maple box I made with mitred corners and pine underneath to reinforce. I didn’t like how my mitred corners turned out so since the rest of the project was an experiment I used a torch to burn all the corners to give a rustic look. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try but I usually care too much about a project to have the guts to take a torch to it. Overall, it was a very simple project and didn’t take much time and once I get it filled it holds enough wood to keep us warm and dry for a long time.