|Project by Lenny||posted 01-12-2016 11:35 PM||897 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
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