Cherry ladder style quilt rack

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Project by Hooligan posted 05-26-2015 04:01 PM 2118 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I helped build this for a cousin, as a gift for his bride to be. He wanted to give her a hand crafted gift but lacked the skills to make it for her so I assisted him in its creation. He stumbled a few times and I let him make the mistakes so I could show him how to overcome unwanted outcomes. He gained useful skills with several shop tools and ended up with a very happy and surprised fiancé. The project turned out great and it was a lot of fun being able to teach him. We used Cherry and the joinery is doweled. The rungs are removable via threaded insert and connector bolts for easy storage. We built it off of a plan he picked up at Woodcraft.

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 08:40 PM

Its all about mistakes that make you better…Great job! My wife would be jealous..Lol

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 01:56 AM

Nice job. I built one like this several years ago. Yours looks better. I bet the fiancé loved it.

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 02:15 AM

Really nice.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 03:00 AM

Thanks ya’ll. I didn’t let him make uncorrectable mistakes just little learning experiences. He had lots of questions and learned about how hardwood is sold as well as some construction skills. He is generally a mechanically inclined person, he works on wind turbines, so he picked up quickly. His fiancé loves it. To boot I got a new doweling jig and 6bf of some really nice 4/4 Cherry out of the deal.

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