Beech Coat Tree

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Project by JoeinDE posted 10-01-2011 04:34 PM 13631 views 8 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I found a plan available online in the Nov 1992 Popular mechanics issue for this coat tree. The wife has wanted one of these and this plan was her preferred design. The plan calls for using white oak, but I decided to use beech instead. I found out the Beech burns really easily with power towels so I spent a fair amount of time using my hanf planes to remove burn marks. At this point it is “naked” as my wife decided that she wanted to see how it fares without a poly coat. The plan called for staining the oak, but I like the look of beech and my wife agreed. The hardware is from one of the big box stores, but I wish I had waiting since Rockler has garment hooks on clearance right now (at about 25% of the big box price). I was going to put some walnut plugs in the screw holes, but my wife said that she is fine with the exposed holes for now. It can always add them later. The surfacing was all done with hand planes and scrapers.


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#1 posted 10-01-2011 05:24 PM

well done… quite useful, too. Your really don’t notice the screw holes unless you are looking for them. At least she didn’t ask for hooks from….

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