Monday, April 19, 2010

Steamship Coat Rack

Steamship Coat Rack

This coat rack was made from recycled oak. Three skinny strips were laminated together lengthwise. There are screws that were countersunk and dowels covered the heads. When doing a project like this it is important not to “sink” the screws were the chimneys of the “steamship” are to be sunk, otherwise you risk potential weakening in finished structure as well drilling through the screw issues.

The “Steam Posts” were made from a recycled broken broom handle. Just because something is broken in one place does not make the whole of it worthless.

Contrasting stains were used to offset the posts from the “Hull” in appearance.

The brass fixtures that are mounted to the studs behind the drywall were purchased from Lowes home improvement store.

With stylistic design this coat rack accentuates the entrance to our house. I didn’t think of christening it with a name. Just not appropriate.

God Bless,

Thomas Paul Murphy

Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy

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