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Project by Matt posted 04-12-2016 02:36 AM 580 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is a shelf made to hang a quilt on. My buddies mother works at a quilt shop and apparently is having trouble finding these. So I got rough dimensions and spent my Saturday after lunch putting it together. The shelf has tenons and the shelf edges have the mortises – no screws/or nails on this project. It’s finished with GF waterbased stain in walnut that was rubbed off quickly to lighten the stain.

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bruc101

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#1 posted 04-12-2016 02:53 AM

Nice looking quilt rack. Women love those things.

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 05:00 AM

I’ve made a few of these and my first ones had key holes to fit screws, not the way to go!
The first heavy quilt or heavy object and crash! I now use screw holes and stain the screws
or plug them. I hope this helps someone from my mistakes.

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Matt

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#3 posted 05-04-2016 02:49 PM

So I got some feedback from the requestor – The post to hold the Quilt should be removable. While this one isn’t held in by anything but friction, it’s not going to be removed with out breaking the end pieces. Looks like I’ll be making round two shortly.

-- My "projects" always look better with beer goggles.

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devann

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#4 posted 05-06-2016 06:20 AM

Interesting, I need to make one of these. Your first picture kinda threw me off a little Matt. I didn’t realize from what angle I was seeing the shelf. It looks like a well made quilt shelf. Nice.

My mother makes quilts. She recently made me a new one. She wants me to photograph some of her quilts for her. Something like this would be a good idea.

I’m thinking about going the French cleat method for securing it to the wall. I recently built my daughter a guitar shelf that is somewhat similar to how you made this shelf. A shelf across the top and what you want to hang beneath. I used the cleat method because I thought it would be easier for her when she got her own place.

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Matt

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#5 posted 05-06-2016 11:45 AM


Interesting, I need to make one of these. Your first picture kinda threw me off a little Matt. I didn t realize from what angle I was seeing the shelf. It looks like a well made quilt shelf. Nice.

My mother makes quilts. She recently made me a new one. She wants me to photograph some of her quilts for her. Something like this would be a good idea.

I m thinking about going the French cleat method for securing it to the wall. I recently built my daughter a guitar shelf that is somewhat similar to how you made this shelf. A shelf across the top and what you want to hang beneath. I used the cleat method because I thought it would be easier for her when she got her own place.

- devann

Hey Devann –
It’s really odd that you suggested the French cleat method of hanging it up. Either you somehow managed to get inside my head while I was trying to fall asleep last night or that’s just a really weird coincidence. For my next one, that was the same thought that I had based on Konnon6’s comments about using keyholes. It would be very easy to cut in a French cleat for the length of the shelf and include a mounting cleat with pre-drilled holes. Making another was on my shortlist for things to do this weekend – thus thinking about it again.

Odd…... Very odd.

Thanks for the comment, but please stay outside of my head, it’s not a place you want to spend too much time – you’ll end up losing sleep…..

Take care!

-- My "projects" always look better with beer goggles.

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