Quilt Rack

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Project by Greg Mitchell posted 06-17-2007 04:58 AM 3948 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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,

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 06-17-2007 05:20 AM

Simple design, elegant look, very nice job on the wood selection and constuction. Nice project. How long did it take to make this? I’m sure many would like to have this, including my wife!


-- Bob A in NJ

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 06-17-2007 05:40 AM

Very nice Dennis, Like Bob said, simple , but elegant.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 06-17-2007 06:02 AM

Looks like a good entry for the joinery challenge. Nice job.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 06-17-2007 06:27 AM

Nice Job on this Q.R. Greg. Does you wife make quilts?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 06-17-2007 08:39 AM

Pretty figure – especially on that top piece!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 06-17-2007 01:10 PM

You did a superb job! It came out great.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 06-17-2007 01:14 PM

my first thought—joinery without glue !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 06-17-2007 03:29 PM

Beautiful quilt rack. Nice finish too. jockmike, happy fathers day if youre a father.

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

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#9 posted 06-17-2007 03:46 PM

Very nice quilt rack. Great Job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#10 posted 06-17-2007 03:50 PM

Great item. I’m assuming she was quite pleased.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 06-18-2007 01:09 AM

Greg -

I saw this project in Woodsmith as well – it is on my “projects to do list”. Excellent work.


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#12 posted 06-18-2007 02:09 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#13 posted 06-20-2007 07:32 PM

Great Job!!!!!!! my wife would like one of them.

-- ron,wv

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#14 posted 07-20-2007 10:06 PM

Very nice example of wedge joinery.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#15 posted 07-20-2007 10:10 PM

great job hope my wife doesnt see it it would make my list even longer

-- piper

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