old fashioned cherry key hanger

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Project by coachbryan posted 01-07-2013 03:13 AM 917 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cut out these old fashioned key shaped key hangers for Christmas gifts and made a few extra to sell. The pattern is based off of a key hanger that my grandfather used to make. The wood is local cherry from a really cool local dealer here in Virginia. (shout out to Local Wood in Berryville.) The finish is boiled linseed oil to pop the grain and about 3 coats of shellac. I used spray shellac for expediency but next go around I will rub on the coats. I had some trouble controlling the eveness of the shellac when sprayed. Added some 1/2 inch eye hooks and Voila! This would be my first “for profit” project so I’m keeping it small for now trying to get a little scratch coming in for a better shop space! Eventually I’d like to branch out into some finer furniture but for now producing these little trinkets is satisfying in itself. I’ve very much enjoyed looking at all of your work and Im extremely glad to have the LJs to help and inspire me.


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#1 posted 01-07-2013 03:27 AM

Good idea well done.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 09:55 AM

Nice idea and good job!

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 02:34 PM

Cool key hangers! Cute and useful.


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