Craftsman Coat Rack

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Project by Grumpymike posted 09-06-2012 09:15 PM 2116 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a coat rack to go in the entry way and I couldn’t find an existing plan for what I wanted, so I combined some ideas and here is what I came up with. (Yes I believe in plagiarism) :P
I wanted to play with some bridle joints, and a home-mixed stain; I was trying to make it look like ammonia fumed, but it looks like … well, stained oak, but I like it anyway.
I did learn that if you scratch the black stuff on the back of the mirror everyone will try to wash it off from the front, so I replaced that mirror panel.
It is BORG red oak, bridle joints with some Ace Hdwre coat hooks. a simple weekend project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#1 posted 09-07-2012 12:06 AM

Nice coat rack.

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#2 posted 09-07-2012 03:31 AM

I like your combination with the mirrors and the simple design. I’ve been planning a replacement for a crude coat rack in a narrow entry hall from my garage. The mirror idea maybe just the thing to help made the narrow hall feel larger. I want mine the have a usable shelf on the top

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 09-07-2012 04:22 AM

The look of the segmented mirrors really caught my eye. Great build… good job!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#4 posted 09-07-2012 04:32 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

Socrbent: I agree with you on the shelf width; if I was doing it again I would make it wider to hold gloves and such, it is 4” wide now, and that is only adequate. But at the time …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 08:35 PM

You executed it flawlessly! Never mind the copying!

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