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April 16, 2015

Cabin Fever Coat Rack

Wow it's been one crazy hectic winter for us and finally it appears Spring is on the horizon. Hooray with a capital H! While we burrowed in for the last of winter the Mr. decided to work on few more pallet projects to beat cabin fever. 

Out of the board cut-offs that remained from a few previous pallet wood projects, he was able to put together this little beauty of a Coat Rack/Hall Tree with a shelf.  Before it was even complete, it was quickly claimed by one of our friends to place in their entry way.....Trash to Treasure!

Overall it measures about 40 inches long, 16 inches high and has a 5 inch wide shelf along the top for display/storage. 

I thinned a medium color wood stain with some naphtha to add a little color contrast to the grain and texture.  An added benefit to stain tinting is the ability to even out the sometimes huge variance in color of the wood, because not all pallet wood is the same tone, age or species for that matter.  Finally, finished with a few coats of satin poly - extremely lightly sanding between coats.

In the end it was a great way to use up the cut ends of projects! 

It's been awhile since we posted some of our projects, forever amazed at how quickly life get's crazy & time passes. We'll be posting more of our winter projects soon.

Think Spring! ~K

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