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Railroad Spike Coat Rack, Too

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Project by svenbecca posted 02-07-2014 10:04 PM 5873 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reclaimed Oak and Railroad Spikes. This item is finished with satin polyurethane with no stain. Each species of wood has it’s own richness and beauty, I think. This particular batch of wood has been previously infested with wood worms and has open and rust stained nail holes, which adds to the character of the piece. The spikes were cut to length, drilled, and tapped by me, as well. The rack uses a French cleat to hang on the wall.

Dimensions:
Width – 32-11/16”
Height – 7”
Depth – 4-5/8”

Shelf Depth – 3-1/2”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/178643579/railroad-spike-coat-rack-shelf-with?

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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RalphCompton

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 10:36 PM

Very nice. I like it.

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#2 posted 02-08-2014 02:07 AM

I love seeing projects using reclaimed materials. You did a beautiful job on this.

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RT31

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 03:25 PM

Really cool idea. I might have to steal it some day.

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 03:43 PM

I have a whole bin of spikes I collected when NJ Transit laid some new track. So I understand you cut the nose off the spikes (to about 3”?) and then drilled and tapped to mount them with a screw from the back?? Love it and will start today on my version. Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 02-08-2014 04:22 PM

Looks great although I wonder if the seasonal movement in the wood the spikes are in will pull apart your nice mitred edging.

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#6 posted 02-08-2014 06:01 PM

Really nice, I am working on one for my OLDER sister, good idea on the cut & drill for bolts.
Now I can finish hers.
Thanks for a great project !

henryj383

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#7 posted 02-08-2014 07:26 PM

Great job

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svenbecca

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#8 posted 02-08-2014 08:24 PM

Manitario (Looks great although I wonder if the seasonal movement in the wood the spikes are in will pull apart your nice mitred edging.)

I certainly hope not. These are inside pieces, if it does pull them apart, I hope it’s minor. Hanging it out side was misleading. The light was better outside now that the rain and clouds are gone.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 03:12 PM

So cool coat rack! Like the rustic look of reclaimed wood and those cool spikes. Great job!

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