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Daija's Hat Rack

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Project by JR_Dog posted 04-19-2012 02:40 AM 1210 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is the first project my Step Daughter Daija and I did together. She’s a RAD girl and very active, loves to ride skate boards and bikes and play outside. This was her first board she saved up for and bought for herself and it didn’t hold up to the constant abuse most boards go through. She was a little upset so we opted to take a bad thing and make it into a good one by making a trophy and her poor ears having to endure good ole Dad giving advice about all great boarders have broken many throughout their lives. So we took the rest of the broken wheels off and mounted it to some 3/4” MDF. Daija is 1/2 Jamaican but doesn’t get to see her Dad that often since he lives in Florida so she had that great idea to use a Jamaican color scheme with an old FL License plate we had hanging around to make herself a hat rack for her hat collection. In the last picture you’ll see two red “arms” so to speak sticking out on each end.. We decided that the board wasn’t enough space to hang enough of her hats so we opted to extend both sides. We now have to get 8 or 10 more hangers to screw into the extensions and it’ll be ready to mount on her bedroom wall.

After we get the additional hooks, mounted it in her room, and get the hats on it we’ll put up two more pics.

She’s proud of it and I think about ready to get new board for her birthday in July… shhhhhhhh.

Thanks for taking a look at our hat rack!

-Dad and Daija





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#1 posted 04-19-2012 03:05 AM

Pretty cool, man. It has been a long time (with many unbroken bones and a lot less bruises) since I have gotten on one of those. It makes a very stylish hat rack! Great job!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 03:37 AM

Thanks Gabe!

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 09:09 AM

that’s a cool idea , sound like Daija , a pretty name , loves her hats too. you and Daija did a great job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 01:56 PM

Great job JR.
Working with your daughter in the shop is really cool.
That crossed theme design is nice too.
My daughter who can out-scroll me any day of the week comes out to the shop once in a while to do a project, and it’s some of my favorite shop time.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 02:00 PM

Thanks everyone; we’ll post the updated pics soon.

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 06:26 PM

Posted a few new pics; the last two are the hat rack finally mounted on the wall.

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 09:05 PM

turned out great,will always have a story and memorys.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 11:30 PM

My hat is off to you, for a great “tandem” project & for being a great dad!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 12:16 AM

I really appreciate the feedback and support; great to know you’re all out there.

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 03:06 AM

Hi JR, this looks cool, I think that it’s awesome you did it with your step daughter. Can’t wait to see that next project you do with her.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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