Tie Rack Hanger

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Project by jayman7 posted 01-25-2009 11:19 PM 4653 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick and dirty weekend project. I needed a tie rack so i looked online for some plans but didn’t find anything, so I had to improvise the design. I angled the bottom of it to mimic the shape of a tie to add at least some unique design feature. Made from red oak and dowels. To strengthen the grain around the hanger portion, I decided to laminate together thin oak strips in the cross grain direction (as shown in the 3rd pic). Because of the complicated shape, I just wanted a quick and easy finish since it won’t be getting much abuse anyway. I used some amber shellac that I don’t foresee using for any larger projects in the near future. The dowels were so tight that I didn’t bother gluing them except for a couple that were somewhat loose. At least the few ties I own aren’t sitting in a pile in my closet anymore.

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#1 posted 01-25-2009 11:41 PM

worked out great. I have to do a few quick and dirty projects every once in a while myself.. just to take a break form the long term stuff.

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 11:48 PM

Neat Project!

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 06:23 AM

Functionality is the heart of any project, be it heirloom, or simple tie rack! :) well done!

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 06:32 AM

Looks like a solution for a common problem. I retired and got rid of all my ties. I feel for you.

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#5 posted 02-26-2009 06:51 PM

I’ve got over 70 ties from my last occupation….They need their own closet ! LOL Great project you have here . Thanks for posting it : )

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 02:10 PM

Now I know what I’m going to do with my ties. I feel a day in the shop coming soon.

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 02:39 PM

Dusty… 70 ties? That is WAY more than the number of shoes I have… LOL

Jayman, great idea.

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 05:17 PM

Yes , mtkate , it’s sad but true : ( : ) Kind of like never having enough tools sort of thing…..LOL

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