Batman coat rack

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Project by hickeymad posted 11-01-2012 04:31 PM 2668 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here in our household, we have a coat problem. A serious coat problem. Too many coats, not enough closet or hanging space. Coats end up strewn on the ground (where guess who get to pick them up), or stuffed into a too-crowded closet. This coat rack was my partial solution to the problem (though I’ve since discovered that the number of coats in a household is apparently exponentially proportional to the number of places to hang them). Anyway, I was feeling whimsical and wanted to get my curves on so I designed a piece with a batman feel – complimented by the bat coat hook I found at Hippo hardware here in Portland. The wood was from a locally harvested white oak I acquired at a garage sale. It was a steamed, knotty piece, but I like the way the imperfections look on the finished rack. The rack also holds my collection of African walking sticks and various umbrellas.

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#1 posted 11-01-2012 11:26 PM

That looks great but I was suprised to see the flying bat! When my grandfather was promoted to officer towards the end of the war, he talked about being assigned a “bat man” who was sort of like a butler; responsible for keeping all his kit and uniform in order. This stand is structured a lot like a bedroom “valet” that you hang your pants and jacket on, so I thought there was some kind of connection.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 11:33 AM

Missed this one when you posted it. The problem with coats is that we jam them all in the same closet together where, in the dark confined spaces, they breed. Yours is a well-crafted and whimsical solution to the problem.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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