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Toggleable Log Coat Rack

I have been intrigued by toggle coat racks similar to this one

I like the mechanics of them, but all the ones I have seen were of a more modern style than suits my taste. So I set out to do a similar toggle idea, with more of a log style.

I started with a mango log (limb) and made the toggles from 4/4 cherry. The finish is 100% Tung Oil, with no stain.
For something that looks pretty simple, it turned out to be pretty complex. Leave it to me completely over engineer something as simple as a coat rack. In the end though, I like the look. The mango has some amazing natural colors to it and I think the cherry makes a nice compliment to it. It is also the first bit of furniture that I have made, that is fun to play with.

If you want more details with a lot more photos and explanation:
http://www.timberframe-tools.com/natural-timbers/log-toggle-coat-rack/

Much nicer than the other styles I have seen.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Thanks L/W It is actually one of my favorite creations. It makes me smile every time I use it.

Very creative and unique,very nice.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Thanks a1Jim.

Very nice, neat project.

-- -- Soli Deo gloria!