|Project by CClark86||posted 01-25-2014 02:03 PM||1008 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
The wife and I got tired a putting our coats on the ground so I got to work on a coat tree. When I started I was going for a tree-ish coat tree but I think it turned more into something out of the living furniture from Beauty and the Beast. The four hooks (branches?) on top are for large coats and four in the middle for smaller / children’s coats.
Made from Hard Maple, Cherry and Walnut. The top section is made from two Maple Boards with one ripped in half and the other with dados on either side. The shape was cut out roughly with a jig saw and I rounded the edges over by hand with a random orbital sander. The legs and feet are tongue and grooved into each other and my goal was to do this without any hardware but after it was all glued up I put a screw to secure each foot into its leg. The feet just looked too fragile… Finished with two coats of Watco Danish Oil.
Gets daily use here in North East Ohio. The design ended up working well, it holds about 8 coats, two per hook.
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