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Project by WoodHoppa posted 262 days ago 1501 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tree coat rack with walnut inlay. My design style is somewhat geometric and mission-like. I enjoy the wood splines that greene and greene incorporates and I love a smooth satiny finish that begs you to touch the wood.

It was made to break down so I could ship it to the customer. This presented some challenges but really made me think about the design and the process to build it. There are only 2 bolts to hold on the base. Normally that would be a snug fit and glued into place but it had to break apart and be easy to assemble. The rest of the parts simply fit together and are held in place by gravity or sliding joints. It stands about 6 feet tall and was finished with Sam Maloof’s oil/poly blend.

-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 262 days ago

Cool design and a good build.

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Rick

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#2 posted 262 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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CalgaryGeoff

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#3 posted 262 days ago

Nicely built. When I worked the OHS group banned this style of coat rack, fall hazard,

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 261 days ago

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 261 days ago

It’s a very creative design and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Ottacat

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#6 posted 261 days ago

Very nice and elegant coat rack. I never considered making one until seeing this one.

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Surfside

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#7 posted 261 days ago

Impressive build on that fantastic coat rack! Looks sturdy! Very functional. Nice.

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JL7

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#8 posted 261 days ago

This is very inventive…....great work…

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 258 days ago

Looks great and well designed. Like the wood combo and finish. Great work!

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