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Project by swirt posted 02-06-2018 02:55 AM 554 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been intrigued by toggle coat racks similar to this one
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I like the mechanics of them, but all the ones I have seen were of a more modern style than suits my taste. So I set out to do a similar toggle idea, with more of a log style.

I started with a mango log (limb) and made the toggles from 4/4 cherry. The finish is 100% Tung Oil, with no stain.

1) Rack on wall with a single toggle open.
2) Also on wall, showing all the toggles (hangs on a french cleat of 1/4” plywood)
3) Peeling and shaping the mango log.
4) Playing with paper models.
5) Steel pivot rod.
6) Back view of the plywood cleat’s mate.

For something that looks pretty simple, it turned out to be pretty complex. Leave it to me completely over engineer something as simple as a coat rack. In the end though, I like the look. The mango has some amazing natural colors to it and I think the cherry makes a nice compliment to it. It is also the first bit of furniture that I have made, that is fun to play with.

If you want more details with a lot more photos and explanation: http://www.timberframe-tools.com/natural-timbers/log-toggle-coat-rack/

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 05:19 AM

Very interesting and unique design. Looks great.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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htl

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 11:11 AM

Interesting project and going natural and round really adds to the complexity.

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mikeacg

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 01:23 PM

Very graceful looking compared to the others I’ve seen. I like the natural look of the whole design as well!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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TZH

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 01:28 PM

VERY cool…..

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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swirt

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#5 posted 02-06-2018 01:32 PM

@woodbutcherbynight Thank you.

@htl Thank you and you are right. The more natural it looks, the more complex it can be to make.

@mikeacg Thank you. I am glad the design appeals to you.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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swirt

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#6 posted 02-06-2018 01:37 PM

@TZH Thank you. I know it would look right at home with your creations.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-06-2018 01:57 PM

This is a very creative rustic coat rack. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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swirt

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#8 posted 02-06-2018 02:18 PM

@helluvawreck Thanks Charles.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#9 posted 02-07-2018 12:52 AM

neat man!

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#10 posted 02-07-2018 03:43 PM

Damm its long .... you deffently had used the big Danish foot ruler :-)
regard
the big footed Dane

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swirt

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#11 posted 02-07-2018 06:12 PM

Greetings Dennis. So glad to hear from you.

My son was just asking the other day why I keep that folding rule on such a high shelf. (So I don’t use it accidentally, I replied.)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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anthm27

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#12 posted 02-13-2018 12:07 AM

Great job, I’ve never seen anything like this before.

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swirt

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#13 posted 02-13-2018 02:34 AM

Thanks @anthm27.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#14 posted 02-13-2018 03:56 AM

very neat idea ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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swirt

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#15 posted 02-13-2018 02:20 PM

@GR8HUNTER Thank you (checks above head for falling anvil)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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