coat racks

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 10-13-2013 06:36 PM 1767 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well guys, summer is gone and fall is here. Leaves are falling and there’s a nip in the air. We all know what comes next. I had a co-worker ask if I could make a coat rack. I said sure and began running ideas by him. I sketched out the one on the left and he liked the design. Another co-worker over heard us and asked if I could make her one also. I said sure. She asked if I could put a door on hers. No problem I said, special orders don’t upset us. These are what I came up with and I am really happy with the way they came out! Rack on the left is stained with red oak and the right is cona. Both have two coats of gloss polyurethane. Hooks come from amazon and were a lot cheaper then “big box”. The hinges are mortised in place, I’m getting pretty good at that, again, thanks to Boxguys tutorials. I added a small chain, knob and magnetic catch. Well I guess I’m ready for winter projects.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 07:37 PM

Very nice looking coat racks Jeff. You made your co-workers very happy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 08:08 PM

Cool! Both the coat racks and the photography. Very nicely don!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 09:46 PM

They look very well made

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 11:06 PM

Looking great

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 11:15 PM

The picturesque landscape may be better than the coat racks ;-)) Both are great!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 10-13-2013 11:23 PM

Great little project – they should come in handy for your friends.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 12:08 AM

Thanks for the comments all. I really appreciate them! As for the photography and scenery, A fellow woodworker commented on an earlier project (picture frame look easy) how lucky my Son was to have someone to make custom frames for his photography. I feel I am the lucky one to have a Son so talented and creative to photograph my projects. Again thanks for the comments on my project AND my Sons photography!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 10-14-2013 03:01 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 10-14-2013 04:52 AM

Nice looking and very useful.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 10-14-2013 10:27 AM

Looks good and functional. I like them.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 10-16-2013 04:08 PM

Beautiful coat racks and photos as well. Like the designs and the finish looks great.

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