|Project by daltxguy||posted 01-02-2012 09:04 PM||1666 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I live in a tiny house.
10 years ago, I lived in a 3200 sq ft. house with 2 shiny cars and a pool, then I moved into an 2200 sqft house, then into a 1200 sq ft house, and now finally I live in about 125 sq ft. and mostly ride my bike everywhere.
None of this was for some unforeseen circumstances, or bad luck, but a process of downsizing and simplifying my life.
In a small house, needs change. Since there is no ‘mud room’, wet gear has to be left outside and I needed a place to hang my raincoat on those rainy days as I head in and out of my home.
Since I have a lot of trees, naturally I wasn’t going to buy something and it had to be made out of wood, so I pieced together this simple project (though it did take some time)
The base is a pine log with a 1” hole drilled in it and the base flattened with an axe ( btw, I am off-grid, so I use only hand tools now) and the top is NZ Silver beech, which is very strong but very flexible. I drawknifed the bark off and cleaned up any sharp edges, smoothed over some knots and round the ends to keep it from damaging my raincoat – then whittled/drawknifed/spokeshaved a 1” dowel on the end to fit into the base.
There’s no glue – just friction fit. This in case I find or create a better base, or I find or create a better coat rack- it’s infinitely repairable or improvable.
No finish, it’s utilitarian.
-- If you can't joint it, bead it!