A goal of mine this year is to make some things for our use. While I sold many cutting boards, salad servers and spoons last year, we use plastic junk versions ourselves. I much prefer mine, but at the end of the day, I’d rather sell something I made than keep it for myself. This attitude unfortunately means although I’m a furniture maker, our house is rather sparse in the furniture department, beds without frames, etc. etc. Below is a pic of our current coat rack situation. It’s basically a collection of hooks I had lying around that was added on to this piece of pine the previous owner had used as a coat rack. surprisingly it was only held onto the wall with a few brad nails…
yes, that’s a saw… doesn’t everyone keep a saw on their coat rack? So I had an idea for an antler coat rack, without having to take out a few Bambis…. I designed a new rack using a walnut back with 4 baltic birch “antlers”.
The finish is simple boiled linseed oil on the oil, and a few coats of polyurethane on the baltic birch.
The “antlers” are attached by a mortise and tenon joint, but I used epoxy to glue them in. Finally, the whole thing was attached to the wall using some keyhole hangers with screws attached to studs. Likely a better attachment than the old coat hanger… I might put up a few of these on Etsy in the future, time will tell.