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Project by jmartel posted 01-19-2015 01:51 AM 2676 views 15 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At my work, I had a little plastic hook that hung over the cube wall for hanging up jackets and things. Well unfortunately, it broke. So, rather than going out and spending another $3 on a coat hook, I decided to make this.

It is solid walnut, with oak pegs in the base. The base is 2 pieces that are connected with a half lap. The post is a double mortise & tenon going into the half-lap joint. And the curved braces are connected with glue and dowels. The top 8” or so is tapered above the hooks. The hooks were purchased from Home Depot.

Finish is 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal in gloss, and one coat of Arm-R-Seal in satin, followed by paste wax.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.





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#1 posted 01-19-2015 02:04 AM

Real nice jmartel. I like everything about this, the wood, design, hooks and the finish all come together perfectly!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 01-19-2015 02:06 AM

Looks awesome. Great job. Why 3 gloss, one satin?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 02:08 AM

It has been my understanding that non-gloss finishes typically are just gloss finishes with something added to reduce the luster. Enough layers of that and it muddies up the grain a bit. You get better clarity in the finish if you do all but the last coat in gloss. I think it makes a bit of a difference comparing it to my coffee table, which was all satin coats.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#4 posted 01-19-2015 02:26 AM

looks alsome mate!

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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#5 posted 01-19-2015 02:26 AM

looks alsome mate!

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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#6 posted 01-19-2015 02:26 AM

looks alsome mate!

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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#7 posted 01-19-2015 02:27 AM

looks alsome mate!

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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#8 posted 01-19-2015 02:40 AM

Enjoyed watching this progress! Sweet walnut, clever design, and function, FTW.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#9 posted 01-19-2015 03:02 AM

Totally dig it JMart!!! The hardware is pretty cool too! Was fun watching share the progress along the way!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#10 posted 01-19-2015 04:27 AM

JM, nice, nice work man. The tapper on the top is sweet and the finish is fine.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 01-19-2015 04:32 AM

Sweetly done, Jeff.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#12 posted 01-19-2015 04:35 AM

Very nice job.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#13 posted 01-19-2015 04:35 AM

Thanks everyone.

I made sure to test the durability of the hooks by hanging my chubby self from 2 of the hooks completely off the ground. No more breaking hooks for this guy. I think they will hold wet motorcycle gear just fine.

You don’t see many coat trees on this site, or really anywhere anymore. There was very limited designs out there for me to copy it seemed.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#14 posted 01-19-2015 10:12 AM

Nicely done, Jmartel. Great improvement over a $3 coat hook! Thanks for the finishing tip. Is it camera angle, or are the curved braces different heights? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 01-19-2015 03:25 PM

Very nicely done and looks great.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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