Monday, July 12, 2010
R/Co. Project: Hanger
A long piece of 3/4" thick wood, a skil saw, a wood rasp, sandpaper and not enough time on my hands and we are ready to go to work late into the night...
Have this old wooden hanger that I like so decided to start there for a pattern to build from. Of course made a few modifications to fit what I was after.
Lay out the pattern on the wood.
Set it up and chop chop. (side note: A band saw would be a much better tool to cut out the hangers, but don't have one... yet.)
After the hard edges are softened up a bit with the wood rasp time to go in and smooth it out with some sand paper.
Once nice and smooth time to add some color to the wood with some dark wood stain. I love this part cause it really brings out the grain of the wood and its unique caricature.
Building useful things that are way cheaper to buy already made, is super fun... Go on give it a try. Your friends will laugh at you and call you crazy and your clothes might not hang just right, but you will always be stoked to pick up them off the floor and hang 'em on something you made...
'Keep 'Em Flying'