|Project by PirateOfCatan||posted 02-22-2009 06:40 PM||1045 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Three years ago we needed some coat hooks in our apartment. On a trip to see my family in Vermont we bought some handmade hooks as something more interesting than a commercially made product. We wanted a shape that was both curvy and angular to match the aspects of the three hooks.
We didn’t have a bunch of extra money and one section of 1×12 red oak was about the nicest thing we could afford. I made some sketches and the “mono-chromatic rainbow” idea won. Every edge is beveled 45 degrees since we wanted a nice transition to the wall (Bosch’s “thick wood” blades are wonderful at cutting large beveled curves). I grabbed the wrong sander and started to soften the bevel with 80 grit. The happy accident actually worked out and we liked the rounded over look. The #10 panhead screws were just the right size to hide behind the smaller hooks. Helmsman Spar Urethane (Minwax) gave the best warmth and protection of the finishes we had on hand.
It is a shame I didn’t take pictures with first wall it lived on. The wall color was much better. Maybe I will re-post some pictures once we paint the livingroom.