|Project by scoobydooo9r||posted 02-26-2014 07:57 AM||1013 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A little side project for my wife. She hand makes these “infinity chain” scarves and sells them on etsy. Her inventory was all over the place, so she wanted me to build a rack to hold them on. This is what I came up with, simple, but decent looking. I have a ton of cedar, so I used a chunk of it for the base/back. The posts are just made out of dowel rod I had laying around.
Projects like these are super quick and easy, nice change of pace sometimes. Finished it with some spray shellac. I actually made two of them, but the other looks the same.
The only sorta tricky part to this was drilling the holes on an angle. It’s not that tricky or tough, but I thought I’d share how I decided to do it. I used the drill press and just built a little angled base out of plywood that the entire piece sat on on top of the drill press table. I think it was about 30 degrees or so. Clamped it down and did the drilling with a forstner bit.
The thing I like about cedar is also the thing I dislike about it… it’s super soft. There is no sanding through the grits. You can pretty much start with 220 and finish there as long as there is no major rough areas. Otherwise, I would start with 180 or so.
I bought half a cedar tree from a guy, and have tons of it. It had never crossed my mind to use cedar for anything, but I actually like it a lot. Looks pretty good finished, but don’t stare at it too long, you might dent it!
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