Simple Christmas Stocking Hangers

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Project by Calmudgeon posted 12-22-2018 08:59 PM 718 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With family coming home for Christmas and a couple days down time, I decided to quickly knock together some simple stocking hangers for the fireplace mantel, which is relatively new to our house. They are fashioned out of cherry from my scrap bin and some brushed nickel knobs I had lying around from a kitchen demo.

The first step was to mill a piece of 3/4” cherry down to the width/thickness of the granite mantel. Then I sandwiched that between some 3/8” pieces resawn from a 4/4 slab I had kicking around. For safety’s sake, I did the rounded ends of the drop-down piece that accommodates the knob on a longer piece of cherry and then cut off the ends. That avoided having my precious digits too close to the bandsaw blade and stationary belt sander.

Some roundovers, glue and three coats of lacquer later they were ready to go. They simply slip snugly over the granite slab and are held in place by friction and gravity. They are exceptionally stable, which is not something I can say for many of the commercial alternatives.

While I was at it, I made 10 of them to accommodate family additions and any year when we have more company than usual.

At some time in the future, I may affix some seasonal figures/figurines to the top piece, but for the time being, they are simple and functional as they are.

It’s not much of a project, but I thought I’d throw it up as idea that almost anyone can tackle, regardless of the size or complexity of his/her shop.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#1 posted 12-23-2018 12:40 AM

Those are an excellent idea and real good looking too!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-23-2018 03:13 AM

Nice, and just in time. Good post.

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