Quilt Rack

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Project by Hawken posted 01-31-2013 02:10 AM 1579 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a free-standing Quilt Rack out of oak. The base/legs are laminated bent oak. This came out good, but I have built a better bending jig so I hope the next ones will be better. The top is fully rotational, allowing the quilt to be displayed in any position. I may go with a wider rack next time to allow more of the quilt to be displayed… Don’t know yet.

I finished it with 220 grit sandpaper, except the end grain that I finished with 320 grit. Then 2 coats of tung oil and 3 coats of polyurethane since quilters are a finicky lot (sorry, honey) and don’t want wood oil or stains to bleed into the quilt… .

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 02:38 AM

Very nice. I’ve often told my gal pals that woodworking is a lot like quilting, just with wood!
I agree that maybe a wider rack, but hard to tell without seeing a quilt on the stand. If you get a chance, maybe you could add a picture?

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 03:13 AM

Hi Sandra,
Unfortunately this already left the shop. The rack is 15” on the outside, approx 13” for the quilt.

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#3 posted 01-31-2013 04:37 PM

Great idea on the rotating top, like the design, looks really elegant with the wood and legs.


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