50 Caliber Coat Rack

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Project by Joe posted 06-05-2012 11:35 PM 2001 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a few of these now as gifts for guys transferring. This one I made from tiger maple and I trimmed it with wenge. I used TransTint orange, reddish brown and a few drops of dark vintage maple to get the color I was after. This was my first attempt at french polishing with shellac. That is a tough skill to hone.

-- Senior Chief

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 11:43 PM

Well done Senior! Love the wood choice and the finish. Looks like a million bucks.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 02:07 AM

Cool. I love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 02:38 AM

I like that! It’s a cool idea using the shells. The finish reminds me of what you might see on a guitar. Good job.

-- Dick

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 05:49 AM

What a wonderful finish and wood.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 10:53 AM

Great use of materials. The finish is great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 11:26 AM

Great looking maple coat rack! I like the color you ended up with very much. Some of my best success has been with maple and also some of my biggest failures…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 05:34 PM

it looks awesome
great upcycling to something usefull :-)

thanks for sharing


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