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Project by cstrang posted 10-03-2009 01:51 AM 1758 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I was making a lot of quilt racks, it got to the point where I had it down to a exact science of how to produce them, how to start, what to do next and how to maximize my time. I made about 70 of these before I gave up the mass production, I still make some on request but it got to the point where I dreaded to make them and I go down to the shop to relax and have fun, not to make something I no longer enjoy so I needed to stop. They are cheap and easy to make, and have a excellent profit margin (don’t tell my clients that haha). They are simply knotty pine with a rounded top and a heart cut into one side finished with a stain of the customers choosing and yes, three coats of polyurethane.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.





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#1 posted 10-03-2009 01:59 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 10-03-2009 02:02 AM

Great Project – my wife owns her own Quilting business and keeps begging me to make some quilt racks… I’ll try not to let her see this one… again, great job.

-- Factory in a box ... http://www.DigitalFabber.com

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#3 posted 10-03-2009 02:05 AM

haha, my mom likes to quilt as well and she works at a local quilt store every saturday, thats how these started, I made one for her and they took off like wildfire.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 10-03-2009 02:15 AM

I’ll bet…. just wish I had more time.

-- Factory in a box ... http://www.DigitalFabber.com

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#5 posted 10-03-2009 09:25 AM

Those look great! I found a pattern for a craftsman style quilt rack I was thinking of making. It has a shelf on top which could double as a nighstand If you needed it to, then when you get cold ya just grab the quilt hanging under the shelf. The interesting part of the construction as it looks all mortised and tennoned – even a couple of keyed tennons on it. It is all done in halves and then glued up forming the mortises. From the directions I think you can do the whole thing on a table saw, but it looks like you did a whole lot more work than it really took, or so it seemed as it is far down on my to do list. Still have the plans in safe keeping for when I get to building one. I’ll bet those sell well in a quilt shop!

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