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Coat Tree and Mirror

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Project by Lenny posted 01-12-2016 11:35 PM 862 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coat tree and mirror set I just completed for our mudroom. It’s made from red oak to match the bench I posted earlier (see photo 6). The coat tree is of my own design. It’s made from a lamination of two lengths of 8/4 stock. The post finishes out at 6 feet tall and 3-1/4” square. I beveled the top as well as the corners along the length of the post. For the feet, I decided on a pinwheel design. Each foot is 12” long and is attached to the post with four screws. I counterbored the holes and glued on decorative buttons. The finish is Minwax Early American stain and, since this will get wet, three coats of System Three marine spar varnish.

The mirror is fashioned after one I saw in a woodworking project magazine. The basic frame is ¾” stock joined via mortise and tenons. The “cap” is a full inch and I made the cove molding from ¾” square stock. The mirror measures out at 29” wide by 32” tall. While not necessary for a mirror, I also used the spar varnish for a finish, but only two coats.

The coat tree will sit where shown in the first photo. I moved it to the other corner for picture-taking purposes only.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 01-12-2016 11:42 PM

Two nice projects that will last several generations. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 01-12-2016 11:47 PM

GREAT JOB Lenny! I really like the mirror. Simple but elegant. I really fits the space well also. Another outstanding project from the Butler.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 01:45 AM

That’s a really attractive set. They all compliment each other really nicely.

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Roger

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#4 posted 01-13-2016 12:11 PM

All 3 are super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 01-13-2016 05:45 PM

Great job…so nice when the first things people see when coming into the house are things that you made!
Allan

-- "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Gil Bailie

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Lenny

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#6 posted 01-13-2016 05:56 PM

Thank you guys!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 01-14-2016 11:01 AM

Lenny great job, Very clean looks awesome. Hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lenny

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#8 posted 01-14-2016 12:58 PM

Thank you Ken.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#9 posted 01-16-2016 06:19 AM

Very nice! I like finish. This project may be a solution for our new front hall…my wife wants a bench with understorage for both shoes and school bags…and i was thinking overhanging coat racks…but maybe the tree works better!!!! Hmmm…you got me thinking…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Lenny

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#10 posted 01-16-2016 12:28 PM

Thank you Matt. Thinking…is a good thing!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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