Its a...Well, its a....Tissue Rack?

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Project by scopemonkey posted 2485 days ago 1427 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister owns a floral and home furnishings store and uses a lot of wrapping tissue for the flower arrangements. Unfortunately, she didn’t have a convenient place to keep the tissue handy and one day expressed a desire for a rack of some kind for all the different papers. I offered my help (besides, it was her birthday) and built her this “thing” which is my take on a blanket/quilt rack but for 2’ wide reams of various tissue paper. I had a lot of clear heart redwood (which I used on my last project) and combined that with oak. The main rail had some superficial but long cracks on one face, so I inlaid a large oak dutchman and then matched it on the other side as well. Joinery is mortise/tenon and contrasting oak dowels.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#1 posted 2485 days ago

Beautiful solution. I like the design and wood selection – looks great.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 2485 days ago

this is awesome. It looks like it will be really handy and easy to use!
Well done (oh, and it’s beautiful as well)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 2485 days ago

It really came out well. I want to touch it :) it looks so soft and silky in the pictures.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2485 days ago

That’s a neat project. I’ll bet she was pleased.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2484 days ago

very nice ! i noticed white “slippers ” on the feet is that oak as well ?

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#6 posted 2484 days ago

Pretty inventive dude! I’ll bet she loves it!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 2484 days ago

Beautiful as well as practical!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 2484 days ago

mrtrim: Yes, that’s oak as well. Given the softness of redwood, I put something hard where it meets the floor.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#9 posted 2466 days ago

Great job!

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#10 posted 2407 days ago

Nice design, especially the braces! Sturdy looking piece.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#11 posted 2407 days ago

Love it. Nicely done.

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Bill Butler

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#12 posted 2397 days ago

I knew exactly what it was the moment I saw it! ;D.
Beautiful lines, exquiste structure.

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