Cowboy hat rack

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Project by AaronS posted 202 days ago 1285 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A cowboy hat rack I made from some left over barn siding. I found a couple of boards that had weathered differently and were different colors so the different colors are just from the wood. I didn’t use any stain, just a couple coats of spar polyurethane to give it an amber hue.

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#1 posted 202 days ago

Very nice Aaron! And timely too as I am looking for a hatrack design. You can add pics to your post any time and I would really like to see it without the hats. Please.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Hope the pictures help. I included a close up of the actual racks. Each is made from 5 pieces because I didn’t have any boards wide enough to make it one piece. The pieces are pocket hole screwed and glued on the back side. A biscuit jointer would probably work better, I just don’t have one.
I measured my widest crown and brim hat and developed the dimensions for the racks from that, making sure to leave enough space between hats and between the hat brim and back of the rack. Let me know if you would like any more information.

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#3 posted 202 days ago

Thanks Aaron, Those pics are exactly what I was looking for. I may saw those out on the bandsaw and avoid the joinery altogether as I have some really wide boards.

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-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 202 days ago

That’s a really neat project. Most folks don’t understand that a cowboy hat needs it’s own kind of rack to keep the shape. I really like it. May have to copy your design. Good job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 202 days ago

Although I don’t have a cowboy hat, I know many who wear one. This would make a great present.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#6 posted 201 days ago

Great idea, that will keep the hats in shape, good work

-- Richard, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 201 days ago

Very nice. Not too many people with winter cowboy hats here in Wisconsin, but I still enjoy this project.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 201 days ago

Living in Calgary, this will be a great idea, thank you

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#9 posted 198 days ago

Cool build and great design. Beautiful barn wood and natural finish. That will definitely keep those cowboy hats in great shape.

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