|Project by HD_woodchuck||posted 1605 days ago||2012 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
SWMBO and I received a hand-made hanging quilt as a wedding gift several years ago now, so a few months after that I made this wall hanging rack for it. It has now been ‘up’ in 4 different houses and still looks the same.
It’s basic and simple … top shelf, butt-jointed brackets and back panel, although the pic doesn’t show well, there are two hearts cut out of the back panel … SWMBO loves hearts!
The hanging rod was the more difficult part, although not really hard at all. I extended the side brackets low enough to cut a slot into each side. Then I cut a strip of wood, making the ‘rod’. Routed all four sides of the ‘rod’ with a round-over bit to smooth them out.
I then cut a slot on the bottom of each end of the rod (pic two shows this slot if you look close). These slots prevent the rod from moving.
Of course, the length of this shelf and rod were completely custom for the quilt I was hanging, but you get the idea!
The entire shelf and rod is made of pine, with a (I believe) Colonial finish.
And hey … for any Elvis fans, yes that is an Elvis shrine on top of the shelf. My F-I-L was a huge Elvis fan, and passed away last year. SWMBO collected a few memories.
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