|Project by JoshO||posted 02-02-2009 12:07 AM||1525 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I didn’t really intend on posting this, but after it has seemed to become a popular gift request, I decided to go ahead and share it with Lumberjocks. It is a simple coat/hat/key rack that I built to fit an otherwise useless portion of wall near the front door. I used pine for the main portion of the rack, then used a small piece of red oak to add a little contrast. The effects are created by using a propane torch to burn the wood. Torching the projects gives a nice effect, but has a learning curve. :)
Every member of the family picked out a small hook from the hardware store, and now we have our own personalized spot. On the underside, there are 3 brass hooks for the keys to hang from. The edges were routed for a little shape. The lettering was formed by printing out the name, transposing it to the wood by use of an ink pen to press the edges or path into the wood. These paths were then followed by a dremel tool to engrave the image into the wood. It was a bit tricky doing by hand because of the denseness of the wood varying so much through the grain.
This is a good amateur project that taught me a lot about the little intricacies in wood working.
-- What do you mean it's square? How did that happen?