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And a Walnut coat rack for Patricia : )

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Project by Dusty56 posted 01-23-2010 03:14 AM 4335 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Christmas gift for my wonderful friend Patricia : )
I tried to convince her to just use Pine and she could stain it to match the rest of her interior trim , but nothing doing …..she had to have the real thing !! Well , I’m glad that she insisted now : )
I had been saving this piece of Walnut for “future” projects because it was an inch thick and just skip planed.
I dressed it fully and was pleasantly surprised at the many colors and sweet grain patterns that had been mostly hidden .
I gave her the choice of Antique Brass or Brushed Nickel (same design) and we both decided that the BN was a nice contrast to the Walnut…The AB just kind of blended in and was almost boring to look at. LOL The hooks were intentionally offset to showcase the grain and make it unique at the same time.
Anyway , the thickness of the piece allowed me to use the full profile of a new bit that I had purchased some time ago. : ) I made a slight chamfer on the back side as well. Sanded to 220 grit and applied three coats of Waterlox Original…...the finish came out perfectly although the pictures don’t do it justice….the depth of the finish is pretty amazing for only three coats and almost looks professional : ) When viewed from the front , it looks very rich without being glossy , but if you look at it from an angle ,it reflects everything as seen in the fourth picture…the reflection of the hooks looks as though they were sinking into water….LOL…

As always , your comments are more than welcome…good or bad : )

Now if she can decide what color to paint her wall , I’ll be able to hang the rack before coat season is over : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!





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savannah505

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 03:17 AM

Nothing like the real thing, I love walnut. Nice job buddy.

-- Dan Wiggins

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janice

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 03:26 AM

I can see why she didnt want to use pine. Looks great!

-- Janice

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 03:30 AM

That is a pretty board!! Great job!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 04:45 AM

yeah, I doubt stained pine would give you this look :) gotta love the real thing walnut. this board really does have a nice grain pattern to it.

it looks great, what are the dimensions?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 05:26 AM

Hi Sharon ….15/16” x 7 1/8” x 27 1/2” Hardware is made by Liberty Hardware out of North Carolina.
Thank you one and all for the great feedback : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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woodworm

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 05:30 AM

Nice…..! I thought it is from walnut.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 05:37 AM

Yes woodworm , you are correct . It is Walnut : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 08:09 AM

That is one nice piece of walnut you used up there… very nice end result… plain design and simple…. I am sure it would fit alongside any decor or style used in any house.. Very well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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jack1

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#9 posted 01-23-2010 08:30 AM

Isn’t it amazing what a routed edge can do to any piece of wood. Then it becomes incredible when applied to a nice piece of wood, that sanded and finished. Nice work.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 01-23-2010 08:32 AM

Fantastic. You picked her a great piece of walnut. Off setting the hooks was a great idea. It is more stylish this way. Fantastic finish. All around wonderful job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 01-23-2010 05:13 PM

WWWW....thank you , I was pleasantly surprised with the color variations and awesome grain pattern in the wood after I dressed it and trimmed of the ugly parts. I guess that this board was meant for this project : )

jack1...I just had to try out my new router bit and thought this would be the perfect project for it. I’m glad you like it : )

scrappy...Thank you for the great feedback…the board was “high/tall” enough to offset the hooks and keep them within the borders of the piece and still look balanced…I wish you could see the finish in person , everyone that has seen it just has to touch it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 05:06 AM

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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