Maple Tree Coat Rack

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Project by WoodHoppa posted 11-11-2013 03:25 AM 2042 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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#1 posted 11-11-2013 04:44 AM

Cool design and a good build.

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 06:20 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


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#3 posted 11-11-2013 07:21 AM

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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#4 posted 11-11-2013 01:21 PM

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

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

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 01:34 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 03:39 PM

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

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 09:58 PM

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

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 03:43 AM

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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#9 posted 11-14-2013 03:07 PM

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

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