Seattle Skyline Key Rack

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Project by shredkeenan posted 12-19-2011 05:38 AM 2403 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This will be a Christmas present for my brother and his wife who just bought their first home in Seattle. The padauk is 1/8” thick, edge-glued together from three pieces after cutting the skyline. I used the Frasier logo as my reference. A small strip of red oak on the back gives something for the hooks to screw into and something to mount hanging hardware on.

I originally had finished the padauk with a few coats of wipe on poly, but when waxed and buffed it became evident that the thin coat of poly had not cured, even after a week of drying. I think this has to do with padauk’s natural oiliness. So, stripped off the poly and applied the wax by itself and it looks great.

Size: 8” x 6” x 1”
Wood: Padauk and Red Oak
Finish: Renaissance Wax

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 06:31 PM

Neat idea. Gonna save that in favorites.

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 04:40 AM

That’s cool, congratulations to your brother and his wife … I’m kinda partial to your project being that i live in the Seattle area.

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