Hammer Coat Rack

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Project by Dwinkel5 posted 826 days ago 3467 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…. this is my first project post on Lumberjocks. A simple coat rack I built for my brother-in-law for his birthday. Being a builder, I think he really liked it.

The back is made from red oak and maple. The hammers are made from hammers….. Finished with BLO and a few coats of paste wax.

Although it was a pretty simple project, I learned a lot about the sanding and finishing process.

Questions, comments, and suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 826 days ago

Like it! Welcome to LJ’s

-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.

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#2 posted 826 days ago

I believe I have seen it all now. I really like some of the unique projects on LJs and this is another good one. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 826 days ago

That is a unique design, great build and an excellent project idea.

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

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#4 posted 826 days ago

I like it. It would make a nice additional to the shop.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#5 posted 826 days ago

You just gave me a real good idea for my tool cabinet. I’ll find some small headed hammers, cut them square an inch or so below the hammer head and make them in to a door pull.


-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 826 days ago

very unique! love the hammer concept. a real bang!

-- Brian M. Sharpe -

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#7 posted 826 days ago

How are you attaching it to the wall ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 826 days ago

Very creative! A great project to be enjoyed for many years. Congratulations!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Nate Meadows

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#9 posted 826 days ago

Outstanding! I really like your idea!

Welcome to LJ. You will find the people here full of warmth and kindness!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#10 posted 826 days ago

That is cool. I like it….. Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 826 days ago

Love it!
So funny idea.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 826 days ago

very original, very nice. cordiales saludos

-- demonio , San Justo ,Santa Fe, Rep├║blica Argentina

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#13 posted 826 days ago

Gotta jump on the bandwagon and say that this is pretty awesome!! Unique concept and very cool. And welcome to LJ. These folks are AWESOME. And it’s a great place to come for advice, inspiration, reviews pror to big purchases, or just to show off your work. Great project bro, and welcome aboard.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#14 posted 826 days ago

Thank you everyone for the feedback!

I have been a member for a bit, but too busy working on my house to really “get down to business” and build something worthy of posting. Although this thing is fairly simple, it was a good opportunity to use several tools that haven’t gotten enough love lately.

Dusty56 – I didn’t provide any mounting capability…. I told him that once he figures out where he wants to hang it, I would route some keyhole slots or whatever else makes sense.

- Dustin

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#15 posted 825 days ago

I like it. Great idea!

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