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Project by vakman posted 10-30-2012 03:53 AM 1073 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my girlfriend asked that I made her a coat hook rack, I figured I’d respond by providing a traditional option, as well as something a little more creative.

The first image is the more interesting option. The branch used for the “hooks” fell naturally after being quite well eaten by some organism. I could only find one dried up carapace, it was about 3/4” long and had about ten abdominal sections, each with a pair of legs; some form of centipede perhaps?

The forms that the infestation had created under the bark were visually quite interesting. I used a light acrylic paint wash, sanding lightly afterwards, to give the piece a distressed look and to emphasize the network of eaten away channels left by the creatures. Gift from them to me becomes a gift from me to my lovely lady.

The second coat hook is pretty self explanatory: some classical profile, with a bit of a lip above for some potentially attractive shading.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -





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#1 posted 10-30-2012 04:06 AM

Both are nice. I do prefer the first one.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 04:34 AM

Give me creative over traditional any day

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 04:40 AM

I agree. So will she, which mean’s I’ll be stuck with the boring one it seems!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 12:16 PM

The first one is very cool! Well done. 2nd one is nice as well but after looking at the first one it takes away from it…

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

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#5 posted 10-30-2012 03:48 PM

A step in both directions. You have your coats covered. LOL! Let us know which one she chooses?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 04:38 PM

Ok she chose the first one…if I want it back I guess I’ll have to move in with her!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#7 posted 10-30-2012 04:58 PM

LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 01:36 AM

Nothing says I love you like a parasite. LOL
But seriously it looks great.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 02:58 AM

Thanks!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#10 posted 11-09-2012 04:51 PM

Both are great. Somehow I figured she might go for the one that shows you off… :) ... Obviously she doesn’t keep you around for the love of tradition. <grin>

-- A strange game. The only winning move is not to play -- Joshua in War Games

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