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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 08-15-2007 05:24 PM 6227 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom designed Western Luggage Rack, made from Walnut, with distressed saddle leather for straps.

If you would like to order one, or a whole set of these racks, let me know at my email address:
mark@decoustudio.com

The carved artwork on the side where the Gold Star is located can be anything that you would like, provided I can carve it.

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Project Story:
I designed and built two suitcase/luggage racks for a customer in Arizona that has previously purchased a Western Style Mirror (another project to post some day).

I met the family at the Western Design Conference last year in Cody, WY. The mirror I had on display that they liked, I had sold earlier in the day to a gallery in Reno, NV, so I built them another mirror, carving a Texas Style Star on the top, and some lettering that fit their home. A few months later, they asked for these luggage racks to be designed to match the Mirror. All of the pieces are in the family’s resort home in the mountains.

Normally, you see these type of luggage racks in a chromed metal tube with black canvas straps. Pretty ugly, but that apparently is about all any hotel can buy on the market. Hopefully, that will change some day.

This particular set of Luggage Racks have been built in Walnut, have Distressed Leather straps I purchased through my friends in Durango, www.skyhorse.com, who are most likely the best saddle makers living in the world right now. They are extremely busy, but fit this little project in for me. The carving is gold-powder painted. I tried to make these a piece of functional-art and stay within the customer’s budget.

This is an original “Mark DeCou Design,” protected by copyright, and “patent pending.” If you would like to copy, or produce this product, you must get my permission first. Thanks for your consideration.

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Thanks for looking,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

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Want to See More of my Furniture Work?:
If you go to my Mark DeCou Website you will find that I have not updated my website in quite some time. I realize that I need to invest in improving my website, but until that is accomplished, here are some more Lumberjocks related lilnks with updated postings of my furniture work, sorted into categories. Thanks for your interest in my work, and your patience with my website.

Arts and Crafts, Mission Style Related Projects:
  1. Arts & Crafts Entry Table; with Carved Oak Leaves
  2. Arts & Crafts Orchid Stand w/ Wine Bottle Storage
  3. Arts & Crafts Style Morris Inspired Chairs
  4. Arts & Crafts Display Top Coffee Table
  5. Arts & Crafts Style Inspired End Table Set
  6. Arts & Crafts Style Inspired Prairie Couch
  7. Table Lamps
  8. Arts & Crafts Carved Entertainment Center
  9. Mission Entertainment Center
Church & Worship-Art Related Projects:
  1. Carved Communion Table
  2. Carved Roll Top Sound Equipment Cabinet
  3. Fancy Church Side Altars
  4. Processional Cross
  5. Fancy Speaker's Lectern
  6. Church Hymn Number Board
  7. Communion Chalice (Cup) and Paten
Art-Furniture Related Projects:
  1. Sam Maloof Inspired Walnut Rocker
  2. Original Art Carved Tilt Front Desk, inspired by Birger Sandzen
  3. Natural Edge; Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table
  4. Decoratively Painted Box End Tables
  5. Birch China Cabinet for Cut Glass Collection
Rustic, Western, Cedar Log, and Cowboy Related Projects:
  1. Naughty (Knotty) Refined Rustic White Oak & Black Walnut China Hutch
  2. A Kansa Indian and Buffalo Accent Art-Chair
  3. Refined Rustic Dining Chairs
  4. Refined Rustic Dining Table
  5. Cowboy-Western Style Suitcase/Luggage Support Racks
  6. Fun With Cedar Logs #1; Sitting Stool
  7. Fun With Cedar Logs #2; Coat/Hat/Spur Rack
  8. Fun With Cedar Logs #3; Western Style Hat/Coat Rack
  9. Fun With Cedar Logs #4; Entryway Stool
Outdoor Furniture Related:
  1. Kennebunkport Style Adirondack Chair
  2. Outdoor Garden Wedding Arbor
  3. Outdoor Project: Cedar Wood Double Settee

(This project design, text, and photos are protected by copright 2007 by the Author, M.A. DeCou. No unauthorized use of this material, in whole, or part, is premitted without the expressed written consent of the Author.)

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com





16 comments so far

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TomFran

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#1 posted 08-15-2007 05:46 PM

Mark, This is real art!

Thanks for sharing your inspirational work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Duane Kohles

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#2 posted 08-15-2007 05:48 PM

Nice work, I like it. Glad to see something came from the trip to Cody.

-- Duane Kohles

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Joel Tille

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#3 posted 08-15-2007 05:49 PM

Very nice, I like the star adds a nice contrast. Looks like an awful lot of carving all over it though.
Thanks for posting.

-- Joel Tille

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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 08-15-2007 06:16 PM

Very sharp.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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silentwalnut

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#5 posted 08-15-2007 06:17 PM

beeautiful art !

-- .: silent walnut :.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 08-15-2007 06:43 PM

gorgeous – and yes so much better than the standard type. You’d really feel special putting your luggage onto this.
Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 08-15-2007 11:15 PM

Hi Mark;

Nice work, (could sell well in a gift shop)!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#8 posted 08-15-2007 11:24 PM

Thanks Lee. I doubt I could see them in a store for the price I need to build them, and have the store double it for a retail price. They are pretty time consuming for what I think most people would pay for them. Any time I have been approached by retailers, they want me to cut my price in half, which I can’t do. I tell them to double my price, and they say they can’t do that either.

I’d love to be wrong!!!!!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 08-16-2007 01:13 AM

Hello Mark

Great idea and design. Ballpark. What is the selling price ?

Dan

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Karson

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#10 posted 08-16-2007 08:39 PM

Great design Mark. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Buckskin

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#11 posted 08-16-2007 10:04 PM

This kind of stuff is right up my alley. Great work as usuall!

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 08-17-2007 03:16 AM

Hey Mark, That’s pretty neat. Get a list of the Dude ranches and lodges in Cody and Jackson, Wyoming and you’ll probably need to hire a bunch of help. Nice design.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mot

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#13 posted 08-17-2007 08:11 PM

I always wonder how you’re going to top yourself. Then you do. Just great work, Mark.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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oscorner

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#14 posted 08-17-2007 08:16 PM

Beautiful job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dorje

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#15 posted 08-17-2007 09:41 PM

Great work Mark – and by the way (speaking of saddles) – have you seen Thos. Angle's saddlework?!

Also, his idea of marketing to the dude ranches and lodges is a great idea…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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