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Project by clieb91 posted 03-19-2008 02:51 AM 1504 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so I went back to the real basics on this and slowed down and took the time to learn to better use some of my tools. They do not look like much but I got a good amount of practice on Router Table, and taking my time on sanding down and finishing a project. If you look at my last two you can tell I did not take as much time on the finishing.

The best part about these though is that they are very useful and as you can see have already been put to use.

I actually made three coat racks, I used the one I hung in my shop to make some mistakes with and used some cheaper hooks on that one. I also made a matching key board which I still have to mount.
The high one is 36” inches long while the low one for my daughter is 24” (she loves that she has a place to hang her coat now)

Thanks All.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 03-19-2008 03:11 AM

cool. i think that the finish looks great. keep up the great work!

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#2 posted 03-19-2008 03:45 AM

very useful. I made a tie rack similar to that. Great work.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#3 posted 03-19-2008 04:22 AM

Nice work – I often have to make myself slow down and do things the way I know that they should.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 03-19-2008 04:27 AM

Nice projects. Sometimes we need to just get in the shop and do a quick build simply to complete something quick and relatively easy. It serves as a nice break in the routine. It is wonderful that you made such a useful project as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-19-2008 04:27 AM

Looking good. I’m glad you made one low enough for the little one. Makes her feel special I’m sure.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 05:11 AM

If it is made by hand, it can never be “not much”. Looks great!

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#7 posted 03-19-2008 05:23 AM

I love the fact you thought enough to make a special coat rake for your daughter. Your a great Dad and that’s one of the most important projects of all. Looking forward to more great projects.

-- Billp

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#8 posted 03-19-2008 10:13 AM

Good job. Also, nice that you made your daughter feel special with her own coat rack.

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#9 posted 03-19-2008 07:00 PM

A very nice rack. Your daughter must be very happy about her rack.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 03-20-2008 02:08 AM

Thanks everyone, My daughter loves that she knows where to find her coat. I mounted it a little high on purpose so that she kind of grows into it. She is though very good about taking her coat off and handing it to us to hang up. Looking forward to when she can hang t up herself, though not with too much anticipation if you know what I mean :) (18 months and it went by like a blur)


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 03-20-2008 12:29 PM

great project chris . enjoy it as it will get much more blurry ! lol good job

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#12 posted 04-02-2008 03:13 AM

That cool coat rack for the kids is just a beginning! As your children grow up… You’re gonna feel real good now & then when you hear…..


-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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