Necklace Rack

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Project by Dan Wolfgang posted 12-22-2016 01:37 AM 997 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife has a few necklaces and wanted some sort of rack/holder for them. This project didn’t turn out like I first imagined, but I’m still pleased with it.

I had a piece of cherry I wanted to resaw to make a bookmatched panel. I dug through the pile of old hand saws from my great-grandfather and found a 6 tpi rip saw that I cleaned some rust off of and put to use. I was surprised how fast I could get through the wood! So fast, in fact, that I went pretty far off my mark. In trying to correct it I went off a bit further! Sigh.

So, I got the wood cut and then went about planing it down to get something that looked good. It’s clearly not a great mirrored image any more, but the grain pattern is still somewhat mirrored and looks nice. Unfortunately I lost about 1/2” trying to do this, so the panel was now too thin for the original vision: I was going to put a keyhole in it so it could be hung on the wall, but the thin panel couldn’t support that.

I’m sure there must be another good way to attach the rack to the wall but I’m not quite sure what it is. So I made some feet for it. They fit loosely and aren’t permanently attached so when that better idea presents itself I can pursue it.

Some cherry dowels make it functional.

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#1 posted 12-22-2016 06:20 PM

I do have the same luck most of the time trying to handsaw rip!

Your project still turned out nice.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 01-19-2017 04:33 AM

Maybe glue a small French cleat to the back and a spacer at the bottom so it hangs square?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Dan Wolfgang

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 01:26 AM

Mark, that’s a great idea!

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