Thursday, 13 February 2014

My Mother's Coat Rack

So I made my mother a coat rack for Christmas.  Several years ago, my sweet Papa made me one, painted red and green, for a stocking hanger.  I love it.  In fact, we've used it fairly often as a front-door kids' coat hanger.  Then a couple of months ago when I was visiting my mom, I noticed that she, being short to begin with and now stooped from health issues, needed something like it.  I didn't want to part with my own stocking hanger, so I resolved to make one.

The post cost more than I was expecting, but all together it still fell close to my normal price range for mom's gift.  It's a bit taller and heftier than mine, so perhaps I could have shopped around to find a smaller post, but I am happy with how it turned out.  Initially I planned to paint it teal, but in the end decided on stain and wax.

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