Entry Way Coat Rack and Shelf

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Project by kryptix posted 10-31-2017 04:44 PM 517 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this coat rack for my entry way over the course of the last few weekends. The big disaster on this project was deciding to do the glueup at 4 AM after working most of the night. I wasn’t prepared at all, ran out of Titebond in the glue bottle and substituted Gorilla glue… Also glued up the tenon that was supposed to float for wood movement for the back of the shelf… Had a bit of a gap on one dovetail so I wedged it with a bit of purple heart for contrast (Its a pain to cut epoxy).

The glueup was a major pain, the bottom hanger rail is dove tailed, the shelf is a dado, the back and top are loose tenons. I had to do the bottom on its side and before the glue set, had to get the top on because the dry fit was a bit tight and needed clamp pressure.

Half the time on the entire project was then cleaning up the glue, but bacon shavings!

I really like the grain on the cedar which is why I chose to use it even though there was a huge wedge that fell out (it was a bark inclusion). I filled it with an epoxy pour with some silver glitter which does show up if you look closely. After the oil the cedar was beautiful, love the chatoyance. Finish is just thinned pure tung oil over 600 grit sanding. I think the oak was a nice contrast too.

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#1 posted 10-31-2017 06:19 PM

I really like it. That cedar is really eye catching.

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 06:40 PM

I really like it. That cedar is really eye catching.

- BurlyBob


I got a 100 bf load of cedar a couple of years back for $3.25 a bf and I’ve been slowly working my way through it. Love the look of the wood but sometimes its a pain to work with for being too soft and easy to damage or for splitting rather than shaving :(

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#3 posted 11-20-2017 10:08 AM

very nice

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