Hickory Coat Rack,

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Project by KirkSawdustmaker posted 12-03-2011 10:49 PM 2477 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coat rack is based on a World Market flyer my wife spotted. It’s a fairly simple design, but complicated by the ends to give the Arts and Crafts look. I picked hickory as that is the predominant wood I’m using in the weekender I’m building. In return for providing the idea, I did go to World Market to buy the baskets. Its 32” long and about 18” high, and about 8” deep. The actual size was primarily determined by the size of the baskets I bought more than anything else.

-- Have saw, Will travel

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 01:05 AM

Very neat!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 01:09 AM

Thank you. It’s currently residing in the weekender I’m building up in the mountains. Case of, the wife saw the picture, and said “I want that”.

-- Have saw, Will travel

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 01:24 AM

A wonderful project; I love the hickory, the grain just stands out. The baskets give it a nice touch. Shoud last a long time. How do you plan on attaching it?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 01:41 PM

Its already up on a wall. It was kind of tricky as the dang thing is heavy. So I had to find studs to mount it on. I had to measure to the middle of the short wall it went on, then find the two studs in that space. I then measured from the center of the rack to the locations of those studs and drilled holes in the basket openings. I used blue tape on the wall and the center of the rack to match the two centerlines. Finally, with fingers firmly crossed, I used cabinet mounting screws to put it on the wall. For once my studfinder worked right, and it went up securely.

If I ever can retire from my money job to just doing woodwork as a sideline, this is likely to be a regular piece I’d show for sale.


-- Have saw, Will travel

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