|Project by Ben||posted 12-24-2010 07:31 AM||5515 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
This coat rack/tree is constructed from solid walnut. I debated between trying to track down some 8/4 walnut or just gluing two boards together. For aesthetic reasons I chose full 2 inch stock. The walnut has some really nice figure to it.
The plans called for wood screws on the corbels. I did not want to have any visible screws (or plugs) so I made sliding dovetails instead. The dovetails should add siginificantly more strength than the screws. The base is constructed with half lap dados.
It is finished with four coats of wipe on satin poly.
This was one of the easier projects I have tackled in a while.
If anyone is interested in a doable weekend project that doesn’t require a lot of lumber, the plans are available in The Complete Book of Woodworking. I bought the book at Lowes. You should be able to build it with a 2×6 (8/4) and a 1×8.
This was a gift for my brother. After he took it to work, I received an order from one of his co-workers for the same tree in cherry.
Thanks for looking and have a great Christmas,