First Project- Cedar Coat Rack

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Project by mustang6tee8 posted 684 days ago 1087 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this isn’t really in line with what everyone else does, but it’s a simple first project. I’m 26 and just starting to get into woodworking. Looking to buy a bandsaw soon so I can build some bandsaw boxes and other smaller projects. My family has land in the Texas Hill Country, so there is TONS of cedar to work with.

Strip bark with a knife, sand with palm sander, drill holes for railroad spikes, chisel square. Finished the spikes in flat clear, and the cedar in semi gloss poly. It’s about 2.5”x40”. 12-15 hours of working on and off. Easy, but time consuming.

Now all I have to do is find a spot for it….

Really looking forward to contributing more- yall are great inspiration!!

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#1 posted 684 days ago

Welcome to Ljs
This is a very cool design great job.

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#2 posted 684 days ago

nice job, really like the train spikes :o)

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#3 posted 683 days ago

Use what you have! Nothing wrong with simple and you have to start somewhere. One of the joys of building with wood you gather yourself. You can see things in the trees and branches that you’ll never get at a lumber yard. The wood itself can inspire you to build different things.

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#4 posted 683 days ago

Great job!! Very creative, looking at doing similar things my self. Welcome to LJ’s.

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#5 posted 683 days ago

Excellent start! No woodworking project is too basic to be posted.

I really like the idea you had for using railroad spikes for hooks, did you come up with that yourself or had you seen it used before? I wouldn’t be surprised to see other lumberjocks do the same…time to take a stroll along the tracks.

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#6 posted 683 days ago

Thanks everyone!

I thought of the idea myself, but I’m sure it’s been done before.

I actually found these on ebay. $12 for 50 of them!

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#7 posted 683 days ago

Now that’s a nice idea, reguardless who throught first. I like it, kind’a rustic…..

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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