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Just a simple coat rack for our entry foyer, of a design based on dozens of images found on the web. I used a flexed strip of wood to scribe the arc; not a true circular arc, but it's pleasing to my eye. The decorative square tenon pegs are ebony from piano keys that I salvaged years ago. The mounting screws for the rack are hidden behind 2 of the iron hooks, which I found online from Kennedy Hardware.

A non-woodworking friend asked how I made the square holes for the arts & crafts "motif" in the center. I told him a square drill, of course. I don't think he believed me.

I also made the doorbell cover seen above the coat rack a long time ago, maybe 20 years or so. I'm thinking I should refinish it to better match the coat rack.

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Very eye catching.
Well done.
 

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good looking coat rack. And you matched the doorbell really well for being 20 years later!
 

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Steve, your design is terrific: the arc, the 4 cutouts, materials. VERY WELL DONE. Thanks for sharing.

Where did the coat rack hardware come from. They're very nice too.

Mike
 

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Thank you for the nice comments, I appreciate them.

BigMig- The hooks are from kennedyhardware.com. They have an extensive selection of, in their words, restoration hardware that usually won't be seen in local stores

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That is really nice looking. I've always like the arts and craft style.
 

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Love it - simple and cleanly done. You used a mortising bit for those square holes, right?
 

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Nice coat rack my wife wants a coat rack my next project.
 

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The square mortises in the center and screw plug covers and the arch on the bottom give it a true A & C look.

Do you own a mortise machine?
You did a great job on the squares.

I made one from a leftover piece from a mirror frame I built I wish I saw yours before I made mine.
 

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Do you own a mortise machine?

- James E McIntyre
Not a dedicated mortiser, but a Delta mortising attachment for my drill press. It takes a while to install & align, but I'm retired, so time is in ample supply. I do check craigslist & Facebook marketplace regularly, and a mortising machine is something I watch for.
 

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Do you own a mortise machine?

- James E McIntyre

Not a dedicated mortiser, but a Delta mortising attachment for my drill press. It takes a while to install & align, but I m retired, so time is in ample supply. I do check craigslist & Facebook marketplace regularly, and a mortising machine is something I watch for.

- Stevedore
I have one of those. They're rough on my bench top drill press. I had to brace the table to the drill press stand.
I make so many square mortises that I bought a Powermatic bench top no. 701. It works fine. I only wish it had an X & Y movement feature to move the wood piece.

Good luck on your hunt.

Best Regards,
James Mc
 
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