Grandsons' Clothes Tree

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Grandsons’ Clothes Tree…..My daughter-in-law wanted a special place for the boys to hang their play costumes and other clothing in the corner of their bedroom…...viola… The best part was that the boys got to “help” Grandpa with the project.
I scrounged up an old piece…about 2 ft. x 8 ft….. of half inch plywood and managed to get two trunk halves and six branches out of it. The trunk straddles a wiring cord channel in the corner and is held in place by screws. The branches and leaves are attached to the trunk with screws, and the two birds are attached to the back of two of the branches in the same manner. I drilled two holes in each branch at a 10 degree angle and glued in dowels for hanging, and the ends of the branches are also availaable to hold clothing. I stained the trunk and branches with a combo stain and poly product and painted the leaves and birds with Krylon spray. The whole unit stands about 7 ft. tall and extends from the corner about 2 ft. each way.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 10:18 PM

such a cool and fun idea!

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 10:58 PM

John, that is really a clever design! Lucky grand-kids and I bet you enjoyed the build…...well done.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 10-14-2015 12:13 AM

John, nice project and ideas. I especially like the birds. “Granpa” projects are the best and great fun. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 10-14-2015 01:11 AM

Cool idea John and the boys being able to help is the absolute bonus for Grandpa !!!!!
Well done and top marks for the artistic design .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 12:05 PM

Way to go John! Spending time with your grandkids, priceless.

-- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disapointed they are not it.

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#6 posted 10-14-2015 03:13 PM

Beautiful rack. I hope you motivated them whit it to keep the room clean.I bet you enjoyed working together with them on this project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 10-15-2015 05:31 PM

Very Nice project But it would Never Work for my Grandson , a big Box works best for him.

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 02:19 AM

I really like this idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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