Stand alone coat rack

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Project by HawkDriver posted 03-13-2011 02:46 AM 4741 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Household 6 wanted a place to hang her jacket in the foyer. I drew some sketches and had her pick one. This is what I ended up with. It was a fun poject since it didn’t take much thought to build and let me use several different tools is the building process. I initially want to use oak, but hate to paint beautiful hardwood so I went with poplar instead. Besides, Poplar paints smoother as well. The hooks I found in my local box store hardware section. I also installed leveling feet on the bottom to get a perfect footing on our sometimes imperfect tile floor.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#1 posted 03-13-2011 03:45 AM

Simple, visually appealing, and functional, I like it. The pewter finished hardware is a very classy touch.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 04:29 AM

nice legs on that coat rack

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#3 posted 03-13-2011 07:13 AM

My Household 6 also wants one of these. I may have to copy.

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 02:06 AM

I agree on choosing not to “waste” oak by painting it!

What did you use to attach the legs to the post? Screws, biscuits, sliding dovetails?

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