Molesworth Style Western Hat Rack Tack Wall Mounted Carved Painted Cody Jackson Wyoming Cowboy Horse

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 02-16-2011 10:41 PM 8996 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Molesworth Style, Custom Built Hat and Tack/Coat Rack in straight grained Sugar Pine by Mark DeCou Studio

THE HAT: This beautiful Beaver Felt hat was custom made for me by Jim Spradley, click here to visit his shop

This particular Molesworth Style Hat Rack has been SOLD, please go to my Etsy.Com store for ordering one to be specially built for you.

If you would like for your Hat to be stored UPRIGHT, and HOLD IT’S SHAPE, you might like this style of Hat Rack


Project Story:

I’ve been working on Hat Rack designs for a few months, working out some things that people have ordered lately. Not the most complicated woodworking for sure, but something that I’ve had people asking for. I have quite a few custom made Felt & Straw Hats, and so I also use these to keep my own collection handy and ready to wear. So, using the Molesworth Style concept, and what I’ve learned about hat racks, I designed this piece from scratch, which was a lot of fun for a short little project.

In the past few months, I’ve started selling items through a Jackson, WY art gallery, so I designed this Wall Mounted Hat and Coat/Tack Rack in the Molesworth Style, to fit Cabin, Western, Cowboy Chic, and Ranch decors.
I fell in love with this Molesworth style many years ago, and enjoy making items with the western, cowboy, and Indian motifs.

The photos are “bad”, I guess I’m just going to have to break down and get a better camera as nothing I’ve photographed in the past year has been very good…...maybe it’s me?


Thanks for looking,
Mark DeCou

(Note: this design, photos, and text, is protected by copyright by the Author, M.A. DeCou, no unauthorized use in part or whole, is allowed without expressed written permission, 2011-2012)

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 10:52 PM

There is nothing better than blazing a new trail into something new. It looks like a winner to me.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 12:36 AM

good to see you post mark…i know youve had to be busy….this is a very nice hat rack..very welll designed and i to love the molesworth style…i hope the gallery in jackson works out to give you some business …seems if there was going to be a place that would welcome your would be jackson…ive been there before,,,my kind of place…but my wallet isnt deep enough for a long term stay…lol…......grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 01:30 AM

Hi Mark

Another great project as always. I am sure the cowboys would really like this one. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 02:58 AM


It’s nice to see you posting again. And congratulations on the Jackson art gallery connection.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 05:07 AM

very nice. I’m a Molesworth fan myself.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 05:45 AM

Great Lookin hat rack

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 02-17-2011 02:59 PM

Nice, Mark.

Glad to hear you’re staying busy.


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#8 posted 02-19-2011 06:53 AM


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