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Project by groovy_man_6 posted 1264 days ago 1435 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Construction Details. Mix of mostly red and white oak reclaimed from old pallets (back when they made them out of quality hardwoods). Started with the frame which was joined using two oak dowels per joint, glued and clamped. I had to make the bead board from scratch because you can’t find it made from solid oak anywhere (it’s always cheapo pine or fiberboard meant to be painted)—milled oak into ~1” slats, milled the bead in each one on my wood shaper (I found an old beading bit in a box in the shop) and then glued all of the slats together on end—Then milled a recess in the frame to receive the bead board center piece (slot cutting bit – router). Screwed it in place in the center but left the slides flexible to allow for expansion contraction—milled the detail in the shelf, and then attached via 4 oak dowel pins into the frame. Sanded with 100 grit, stained (2x), sealed with tung oil (2x), and then mounted the old cast iron hooks which I bought from the Brimfield Antique Fair some time last year.





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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 1264 days ago

These are great, the beading was definitely worth the effort. The cast iron hooks are a nice touch too.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Jack_T

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#2 posted 1264 days ago

Very well done. Looks very old (authentic).

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1264 days ago

Green is good, great way to store them big jackets and gloves. Sure don’t miss the cold though…. Nice post.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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tenontim

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#4 posted 1264 days ago

You made an instant antique. Look just like the one’s that use to be in the old school house. Great job recycling those old pallets. Thanks for the post.

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chrisstef

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#5 posted 1264 days ago

Definately very cool .. im always on the lookout for cool old hardware. Way to go on the bead board looks great!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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steliart

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#6 posted 1264 days ago

very nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 1264 days ago

Looks great. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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BTKS

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#8 posted 1264 days ago

I like the old time look. Speaks of quality and solid wood!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1128 days ago

Nice coat rack.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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