Quilt Rack, Candace's Grand Love

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Project by Tom Goodman posted 02-02-2007 09:56 AM 2934 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my daughter when she became Grand Love in a nonprofit organization called International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

This is my 5th. Quilt rack, I usually do them in a weekend but this one I had to do 15 to 30 min. at a time every couple of days because my daughter was not supposed to know I was making it and around here I cant just lock myself in the shop. So with that and starting a stain glass class, steam bending the Maple it took three months. (I took the class three months ahead of the target date to give me time to get it all together. and it still was to close).

I used Blood wood and Birdseye Maple. I used steam to bend the Birdseye Maple. I used minwax Water-Based Polycrylic for the finish.
This was not my first choice for a finish but I was down to a few days and I new I could rely on this to be dry in time. I have had good results in the past with finish.

One problem that I did have was the very fine sawdust from the Blood wood would imbed itself into the Maple. So I had to go back over the Maple being careful not to sand the Blood wood.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. [email protected]

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#1 posted 02-02-2007 10:23 AM

Fisrt, Tom, welcome to LumberJocks. This is an unusual and very creative piece. What is the material that forms the heart? I looks like metal. How did you do the light colored rings on the upper rails? Do they go around the rails? I like it – hope to see more of you work soon.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 02-02-2007 05:55 PM

Very nice Tom, I like design with all the curves. I had the same problem with different colored woods when sanding a wood turning.
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 02-02-2007 07:19 PM

oh my—this is lovely.
My Mom quilts (alot), although she says she is about done. She made 7 quilts between September and Christmas—7 queen size quilts…
Anyway, I currently have some quilts on a boughten metal quilt rack but looking at this – metal just does not cut it!!
I love the curved line; to me it looks like a piece of quilter’s thread and the heart definitely portrays the love put into not only a quilt but also this beautiful piece of workmanship.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 08-03-2008 09:53 AM

Very nice

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#5 posted 10-16-2012 06:35 AM

Fantastic job. I love its design elements as well.
No wonder that you made it your avatar.
Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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