Hammer Coat Rack

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Project by Dwinkel5 posted 05-23-2012 09:05 PM 5724 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…. this is my first project post on Lumberjocks. A simple coat rack I built for my brother-in-law for his birthday. Being a builder, I think he really liked it.

The back is made from red oak and maple. The hammers are made from hammers….. Finished with BLO and a few coats of paste wax.

Although it was a pretty simple project, I learned a lot about the sanding and finishing process.

Questions, comments, and suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 09:14 PM

Like it! Welcome to LJ’s

-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 09:15 PM

I believe I have seen it all now. I really like some of the unique projects on LJs and this is another good one. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 09:49 PM

That is a unique design, great build and an excellent project idea.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-23-2012 10:17 PM

I like it. It would make a nice additional to the shop.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 10:17 PM

You just gave me a real good idea for my tool cabinet. I’ll find some small headed hammers, cut them square an inch or so below the hammer head and make them in to a door pull.


-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 05-23-2012 11:17 PM

very unique! love the hammer concept. a real bang!

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 01:53 AM

How are you attaching it to the wall ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-24-2012 02:59 AM

Very creative! A great project to be enjoyed for many years. Congratulations!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Nate Meadows

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#9 posted 05-24-2012 03:12 AM

Outstanding! I really like your idea!

Welcome to LJ. You will find the people here full of warmth and kindness!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#10 posted 05-24-2012 07:54 AM

That is cool. I like it….. Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-24-2012 08:08 AM

Love it!
So funny idea.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 05-24-2012 12:36 PM

very original, very nice. cordiales saludos

-- demonio , San Justo ,Santa Fe, Rep├║blica Argentina

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#13 posted 05-24-2012 01:28 PM

Gotta jump on the bandwagon and say that this is pretty awesome!! Unique concept and very cool. And welcome to LJ. These folks are AWESOME. And it’s a great place to come for advice, inspiration, reviews pror to big purchases, or just to show off your work. Great project bro, and welcome aboard.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#14 posted 05-24-2012 02:06 PM

Thank you everyone for the feedback!

I have been a member for a bit, but too busy working on my house to really “get down to business” and build something worthy of posting. Although this thing is fairly simple, it was a good opportunity to use several tools that haven’t gotten enough love lately.

Dusty56 – I didn’t provide any mounting capability…. I told him that once he figures out where he wants to hang it, I would route some keyhole slots or whatever else makes sense.

- Dustin

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#15 posted 05-24-2012 05:20 PM

I like it. Great idea!

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