Afghan rack

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Project by NH_Hermit posted 700 days ago 1348 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s an afghan rack I built for my wife’s handmade Afghans. This one was fun in that I did the design myself, and got some added skills using my band saw and lathe, and several lessons learned. The wood is common red oak, and General stain. We experimented mixing two different colors of stain until we hit on a combination she liked. I did offer to let this sit on the back porch as a clothes drying rack, but she was generous enough to put it in the living room.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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1740 posts in 1574 days

#1 posted 700 days ago

It most certainly BELONGS on display – this is REALLY nice work!

I really like the three-tier look and how it allows all the afghans to be viewed at once.

Great job!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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6478 posts in 1808 days

#2 posted 700 days ago

now there we go john, now were talkin some wood work, this turned out really nice…yea you did a fantastic job…looks like your skills at turning are doing really good…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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2115 posts in 1521 days

#3 posted 700 days ago

very graceful…it does belong in the living room!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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380 posts in 1601 days

#4 posted 700 days ago

Thanks everyone. This one was fun, and now my sister wants one. This will be her Christmas gift, after the lace blocking rack and potting bench my wife has asked for.

This is an exciting day. I told Veronika her potting bench required a new table saw. The freight company called yesterday to say my new Jet 708482K JPS-10 saw will arrive today!

-- John from Horse Shoe

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6478 posts in 1808 days

#5 posted 700 days ago

well john, you really know how to make deals, congrats on the new saw, you will love it, and maybe after you make what is on your currant list, you should make another crate to ship the rusting snow blower to the Smithsonian so they can add it to there site of what ex new Hampshire folks don’t need sure the exhibit there must be…make sure you give us some pictures of the new saw in the shop…would love to see it…with you next to it…that would be a befitting picture…for sure.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 698 days ago

This is the best quilt/afghan rack I’ve see John. Very well designed and crafted. Your wife must be more than pleased with it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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