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Stocking/Coat Hanger

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Project by Tomcat1066 posted 12-06-2008 11:13 PM 2650 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After moving from a 100+ year old house that had four fireplaces to a duplex that had none, my wife and I were trying to figure out where to put our Christmas stockings. During the discussion, I had a stroke of genius (or maybe not…but I like saying I had a stroke of genius, so cut me some slack, OK? ;) ). I would build a rack that would hold our stockings. I figured it would be a simple project that would use wood I already had on hand. After Christmas, it could serve as a coat rack for our son to hang his jackets on. We have a tree-type coat rack, but it’s a little tall for him to use, so this is really going to serve us well.

It measures 24” long x 6” wide and made out of 4/4 pine and painted to match the trim in the living room. The hooks came from Lee Valley. The bevel on the sides was done completely by hand with a 100 year old block plane. While it’s not without flaws (I see them constantly), my wife and mother both don’t see them. To me, that has to be the guage to use, since I’ll be the harshest critic of my own work.

I hope you all enjoy it. I know I had fun making it and look forward to it having years of service in our family.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 12-07-2008 01:12 AM

Can’t beat that! Great job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-07-2008 01:52 AM

Nice job. No worries about the flaws, man. We are often, like you say, the harshest critics of our own work. You did a great job!

-- christopheralan

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Tomcat1066

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#3 posted 12-07-2008 03:54 AM

Thanks guys. The family loves it, so what else matters, right? ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 12-07-2008 05:06 AM

You completed this just in time, TC. It looks pretty good to me!!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tomcat1066

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#5 posted 12-07-2008 06:05 AM

Thanks Scott. I’m pretty happy with it, flaws and all. Personally, I think it’s a great first inside the house project and I’m really pretty proud of what I’ve done.

More importantly, my wife and son love it. With that, what else do I need?

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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