|Project by Greg Mitchell||posted 06-17-2007 04:58 AM||3608 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
I made this for a lady who had been after me to build her a quilt rack. I really did not want to build anymore quilt racks, but I liked this one when I came across it in a magizine(Woodsmith) sometime back. I had never built anything with wedged tenons before, and was interested in how well they worked. After getting everything together I was very impressed by how tight and strudy everything was when you tapped the wedge though the tenons. The only thing that you need to pay attention to was getting the correct angle on the wedge so that they fit the sqaure holes in the tenons correctly. I finished it with a dye, shellac, and a few coats of a oil blend. One last note. If I were to build another one I think that I would make the side rails two to three inches longer just to acommodate larger quilts. Great project to learn a new/old joinery techinque.
One note for Lumberjock Joinery Contest: The top and sides have been edge glued, along with the feet being glued to the sides. The through tenons, and the wedge tenons do not contain any glue or machanical fasteners.
-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, ARemail@example.com