Picture Shelf / Coat Hanger

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Project by Maveric777 posted 02-28-2010 07:55 PM 3285 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple picture shelf / coat hanger I made for my sister as a Birthday gift. She loved the one I made my wife and wanted to make her something similar. I didn’t want to paint this one so I went with a gel stain and finished it up with wipe on poly….

P.S. I’m trying to get better with my pictures. We just got a new camera and hope these images are a tad better….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 09:39 PM

looks great… nice simple lines…

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

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 10:13 PM

Very nice, I like the added touch of crown moulding. I’ve been plannig on making something similar to this. How do you plan on mounting yours?

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 01:24 AM

Thanks yall! Actually the top is two 3/4” planks with similar routing’s on it. I used a smaller roman (I think it is called Roman) then used a larger Roman for the bottom. Had to do some finagling to make it look like one solid piece.

As far as hanging it…. Think I am going to do it like the one I made for my wife. I inset key hole brackets (similar to this Key Hole Mounting Plate ) into the back. Then just screwed a 2 1/2” screw into the stud and make sure it is out just enough. The tricky part is aligning up the key hole brackets on the shelf to where you want to hang them. I lucked out my first try and nailed it first time. Hope I’m that lucky this go round with my sisters…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 01:27 AM

Nice picture shelf/coat hanger.

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 08:52 AM

Hey Dan, your getting better every project. See you soon

-- woodwkjohn

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 09:32 AM

Nice, I like this kind of shelf cum Coat Hanger – can be hung anywhere in the home.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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