Key hook and coat rack

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Project by bhuddah posted 03-29-2008 05:30 PM 2135 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this piece on the cover of a woodsmith magazine, I always hated the cheesey looking wooden key with hooks for our car keys that we had hanging in the kitchen so this became a winter time project for me. As usual Red Oak was my choice because all of our cabinets and the kitchen table is oak anyway, but I just love Red Oak.
From the pictures you’ll see that there isn’t really four small drawers, it is one large false drawer front that drops done and is held in place by a roll joint. It offers quite a fair amount of storage space for things like our sunglasses, a flashlight, small emergency radio. The top it6self also works as a shelf for displaying trinkets and seasonal items for the holidays.

-- some days are like driving in oncoming traffic

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 05:48 PM

Very Nice, I especially like how you made the front drop opening up to a large compartment, drawers are nice but I like your idea better. Keep posting…...your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 05:52 PM

Very nice.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 06:18 PM

i also like the drop down drawer…the red oak is beautiful..

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 03-29-2008 06:37 PM

I had seen this project in Woodsmith and have considered building one myself (too little time so far!).
I like how yours came out. I like Oaks (white and red) as well. looks great.

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#5 posted 03-29-2008 06:43 PM

In the woodsmith there was a couple of different variations on how you could cut the end pieces but I liked the looks of the curved ends the best. The drop down door is a really neat feature and there is a lot of space in there.

-- some days are like driving in oncoming traffic

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#6 posted 03-29-2008 06:44 PM

Pretty nice. I like the large opening.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 07:08 PM

That is very nice. The hidden storage is a nice feature.

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#8 posted 03-29-2008 07:57 PM

You did a good job with this. Small drawers would not really add anything to the piece. The single opening better serves its intended purpose.

Nice post.

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

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#9 posted 03-29-2008 10:25 PM

Nice functional piece. I like the drawer look with storage behind. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 03-30-2008 02:24 PM

You did a really nice job on this. I love the stain color looks great.

-- Billp

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#11 posted 02-21-2010 05:48 PM

I was looking at your location…. it appears you live near me. I live on the west side of Greece near Ridge

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