Live Edge Coat Rack

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Project by Steve posted 10-13-2014 01:06 PM 1809 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this live edge coat rack using a red cedar board. It’s amazing how dull cedar looks until you put a finish on it. I tilted my bandsaw table at an angle to cut the ends so they would blend in with the natural edge. I also concealed the mounting holes underneath the coat hooks.

Click here to see my video of this project.

Thanks for checking it out! Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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Peter Brown

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 06:31 PM

If I hadn’t watched you do it, I would have sworn the sides were natural edges too…

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 09:05 PM

I too would like to comment on tipping your saw to cut the edges. I woulld have never thought of that and it makes all the difference. (perhaps you could have used that technique on the bottom edge as well???)
Enjoyed the video. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 09:09 AM

Looks great Steve. I made a few of these for an awkward corner in my house, but I’m glad you thought to tilt the bandsaw table… that makes a huge difference.

This is a great way to find use for some of those beat up boards that are too small for anything else. watching you spray the cedar- its pretty crazy how much a little poly can make it pop

great work again!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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