Cowboy hat rack

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Project by AaronS posted 01-31-2014 12:35 AM 15789 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A cowboy hat rack I made from some left over barn siding. I found a couple of boards that had weathered differently and were different colors so the different colors are just from the wood. I didn’t use any stain, just a couple coats of spar polyurethane to give it an amber hue.

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 01:06 AM

Very nice Aaron! And timely too as I am looking for a hatrack design. You can add pics to your post any time and I would really like to see it without the hats. Please.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 02:01 AM

Hope the pictures help. I included a close up of the actual racks. Each is made from 5 pieces because I didn’t have any boards wide enough to make it one piece. The pieces are pocket hole screwed and glued on the back side. A biscuit jointer would probably work better, I just don’t have one.
I measured my widest crown and brim hat and developed the dimensions for the racks from that, making sure to leave enough space between hats and between the hat brim and back of the rack. Let me know if you would like any more information.

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 02:40 AM

Thanks Aaron, Those pics are exactly what I was looking for. I may saw those out on the bandsaw and avoid the joinery altogether as I have some really wide boards.

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-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 03:44 AM

That’s a really neat project. Most folks don’t understand that a cowboy hat needs it’s own kind of rack to keep the shape. I really like it. May have to copy your design. Good job

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 05:56 AM

Although I don’t have a cowboy hat, I know many who wear one. This would make a great present.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 04:41 PM

Great idea, that will keep the hats in shape, good work

-- Richard, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 04:48 PM

Very nice. Not too many people with winter cowboy hats here in Wisconsin, but I still enjoy this project.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 11:38 PM

Living in Calgary, this will be a great idea, thank you

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#9 posted 02-04-2014 03:34 PM

Cool build and great design. Beautiful barn wood and natural finish. That will definitely keep those cowboy hats in great shape.

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#10 posted 05-20-2017 04:27 AM

Very nice Cowboy Hat Rack. What is the distance between the top two and the bottom three?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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