Antique Kitchen towel Rack

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Project by lrob posted 725 days ago 808 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a pile of maple I was recycling from a old organ console that came out of a church. Had a lot of maple tredles and keybord pieces. They were too small to do much with so I glue them up to make this Antique towel rack that I had seen in and antique shop. I turned the base first which when finished was 7” diameter and 2” thick. Had a lot of holes in teh glue up, but I think they add the antique look. I drilled a 7/8” hole with a forstner bit for the center spindle. I turned the center spindle to a 1 1/4” diameter at teh base and 12 1/2” high. I like to score the tenon so the glue up holds better. The last thing that I turned were the two towel rods. They are 1/2” in diameter with 3/4” knobs at the ends and 9” long. I drilled a 3/8” thru hole in the top round knob of the center spindle for each of the towel rods. The finshed picture is before finishing. My wife wanted it natual as she liked the grain in the maple. So I guess I will put a danish oil finish on it. Oh, the towel in the picture is a shop rag so you can see the finished product. I think is came out great for a pile of scrap wood.

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#1 posted 725 days ago

I like it. A very creative way of using wood pieces. I might have to try a couple this winter. It would work for smas gifts and give me an excuse to work on my lathe skills.

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#2 posted 725 days ago

Sweet rack!! Very decorative!!................Jim

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

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