Coat rack shelf

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Project by spaids posted 04-05-2009 01:08 AM 4821 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised this for my wife a year ago. The trouble was I had just started wood working and didn’t know how. Precision wasn’t necessary for this since its just a coat rack in the laundry room. Its pretty handy to have a place to put my keys and wallet right when I walk in from the garage. This is all pocket screws. Its a mix of red and white oak because thats what I had. (like I said its just in the laundry room) In the third pic you can see the French cleat I went with to mount it. That was before I put the drawer dividers in. It will most likely be finished with tongue oil.

I’ve gone back and changed the pictures now that I have applied a finish. Its two coats of a tinted poly brushed on.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#1 posted 04-05-2009 02:50 AM

I like it! Clean and crisp cuts. I really like the grain match on the drawers. Hope the wife appreciates it.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#2 posted 04-05-2009 02:53 AM

Now if that was 5 or 6 feet longer I could use it in my home. I don’t know where we get all our coats, but in the winter they are everywhere the wife has been on me to build on for awhile now. I think I have found the design, now when to build, don’t need it in the summer, so I can put it off a little bit longer. LOL!!! Man , the wife is going to cut off the tool buying. Great Job like it alot.

-- F.Little

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#3 posted 04-05-2009 04:38 AM

Really beautiful. I’m with Bill, the grain orientation is very pleasing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 04-05-2009 05:26 AM

You did an awesome job for a begginer. That looks like professional work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-05-2009 06:00 AM

It does look great. Why drawers? does it hang low enough to see in them?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-05-2009 12:25 PM

looks great…and like others have said the grain on the front is nice…well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 04-05-2009 06:26 PM

Niece job looking good

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#8 posted 04-06-2009 02:42 PM

Hey guys thanks for the comments. I’m not sure if anyone but a woodworker would notice the grain matching on the drawer fronts but it matters to us doesn’t it. As for why I put drawers in it?... I just wanted to make drawers and that was a place to put em. It works out, I just pull a drawer out and dump my pockets in it.


-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 09:10 PM

Looks good, very clean.


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