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Pallet Wood Coat/Hat Rack

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Project by DustinTN posted 05-15-2013 04:21 PM 3095 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coat rack I made from an old piece of beat up pallet wood. I clamped and glued and clamped & glued some more to make sure this old piece of wood would remain sturdy.

The stain is made from steel wool soaked and oxidized in vinegar. I then sealed with a combination of Johnson’s paste wax and a bit of brown and black shoe polishes to add some more pigment and interest.

The hardware was purchased new and sanded before adding some of the shoe polish to give it a weathered distressed look. A very simple project, but it still has a significant amount of labor in it.

-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus





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#1 posted 05-15-2013 07:19 PM

Looks nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 08:14 PM

very nice

-- Todd

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 09:29 PM

great looking rack!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 11:05 PM

Simple, easy, and elegant. I like it. Did you use T-nuts for the screw locations? Creative…

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 11:12 PM

I like the look, turned out great. Sounds very labor intensive but worth the effort.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 02:26 AM

Nice job

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 02:48 AM

I dig anything repurposed. This has a nice aesthetic to it! Well done sir.

-- DirkEdmundMichigan/www.dirkedmund.com

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#8 posted 05-16-2013 02:56 AM

Nice!

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#9 posted 05-16-2013 08:37 AM

Great work and innovation on the finish. Looks great. Must try it out

-- Des, Cork, Ireland

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#10 posted 05-16-2013 01:04 PM

Very nice!! Like re-purposed material projects, also found your finish process intriguing. Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 05-16-2013 01:43 PM

Thanks for all the kind words for such a simple project. It really feels great to have people with far better skills take the time to say nice things. Much appreciated!

-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus

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#12 posted 05-16-2013 02:01 PM

very nice – love what you can turn old pallet wood into!! Great job!

-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#13 posted 05-16-2013 03:01 PM

Great job. I love the idea of using shoe polish. How did you sand the hooks, by hand or with a random orbital sander?

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#14 posted 12-11-2013 04:33 AM

Great job, you have given me inspiration for a project.

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