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  • Any woodworkers here that might be able to help the quadman out?

    We've been looking for a wall mounted "coat rack" for our entryway. Those at Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Walmart etc.... are all either painted (we want ours stained), stained too light/too dark, too big/small and/or don't have the kind of hooks that the Mrs likes. And, you KNOW.... the hooks have to be "just so" to please the Mrs. :salute:

    Well, I've found the proper hooks (don't ASK me how much they cost :hissyfit:), but I can't seem to find any unfinished wood "blanks" that seem to be the right size or have any kind of decorative appearance. I mean, I could just slap up a stained piece of 1" x 6" or 8" and mount the hooks.... I mean it WILL have coats on it most of the time after all. But NOOOooo, that isn't good enough. :fryingpan: It's got to "look nice" when there aren't any coats/jackets hanging there. :kissass:

    So, I was wondering if anyone could take a piece of nice stainable 5/4 stock, chamfer the corners and round over all of the edges and come up with something like this for me....



    Thanks in advance.
    John W.
    Indy

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    Need a little wood, John? :)

    If nobody comes through, google or eBay unfinished coat rack or unfinished pine coat rack. You might find exactly what you described or something else that'll tickle the misses' fancy even more. You might even look for finished coat racks on eBay and ask the seller to send it to you unfinished. That'll expand your design and wood species choices.

    Or here's a place that'll do exactly what you want on the cheap: Mike's Woodwork By Design

    Stewart
    "The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones."

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    • #3
      drop Rube Crowley a line, this is a brainer for him...
      "Let the floating wall float" - m-fine

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      • #4
        Need a little wood, John?
        Here, here.... I'm not talkin' about THAT kind of wood.... they have pills for that now I guess. :p
        John W.
        Indy

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        • #5
          Originally posted by arthurs
          drop Rube Crowley a line, this is a brainer for him...

          Arthur.... is Rube a forum member here? Although, I guess I COULD check for myself.... :doh:
          John W.
          Indy

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          • #6
            He sure is....he made the bases for my 9's...

            http://www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum/member.php?u=2294
            "Let the floating wall float" - m-fine

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            • #7
              Originally posted by arthurs
              He sure is....he made the bases for my 9's...

              http://www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum/member.php?u=2294
              Thanks Arthur. I just emailed and PM'd him. I appreciate it.
              John W.
              Indy

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              • #8
                Assuming your going to go through the color match that she wants?

                If you strike out let me know John. Maple and Oak I have easy access to.

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                • #9
                  John - betcha there's an unfinished furniture store near you that either has what you want or could make one to your specs.
                  Ray

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ray3
                    John - betcha there's an unfinished furniture store near you that either has what you want or could make one to your specs.
                    Yeah Ray.... I thought of that. The one I stopped by (Woodcrafters) had all kinds of "knick-knacks," frames, shelving - some even with pegs (although, I don't think the Mrs would accept pegs after seeing these hooks she likes), boxes, plate racks and what-nots.... but nothing like what we were looking for. They didn't do any custom work. I even went by a Trophy/plaque place and they didn't have anything quite like we were looking for either.

                    Originally posted by TooManyToys
                    If you strike out let me know John. Maple and Oak I have easy access to.
                    Thanks Jack. I'm looking at some cool exotic woods now. If I find something I really like, I could just have it sent to you. If it's not too expensive, something exotic with just a clear coat would look nicer than a plain old piece of Poplar or Oak (Maple can be difficult to stain depending on it's hardness) stained to "try" and match other wood in the room.
                    John W.
                    Indy

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                    • #11
                      Hey Quad...

                      I'll PM you.

                      Thanks Art.
                      Mark A Crowley

                      Thus quoth the raven, "Nevermore".

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                      • #12
                        Here is a link to a local place that I've gotten some nice hardwood products and plywood from. Much nicer than the Lowes/Home Depot stuff:

                        http://www.bairdbrothers.com/mm5/mer...oulding-130S4S

                        Here's a link to a place I've order from that has a lot of exotics. Be warned, planing will be necessary with some of the stock from this place (still need to buy a planer...grr).

                        http://www.hardwoodemporium.com/

                        I'll agree with you about maple being difficult to stain after finishing my bathroom trim. The combination of rock hard areas that are impervious to stain and a few porous areas that soak it up like a sponge can drive you nuts. I ended up getting some wood dye from Joewoodworker, and mixing it in with amber shellac. I then wiped it on quickly with a stain pad, making sure not to leave any excess. It turned out decent, but I think I'd rather work with pine! I'll do birch, cherry, or walnut next time, or just stick with oak.

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                        • #13
                          If you have a Wood Craft store near you might be worth a look for exotic wood.

                          BTW that piece would be easy to make with a milter or table saw, even a jig saw would work, and a router table. Might need a drill press to get the hooks on perfect.

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