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Manly man's hanging rack.

Manly man's hanging rack.

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This hanging rack was made for a customer for his bathroom, to be used as a towel rack. The request was for something unique to match the "manly" and industrial decor scheme. Having previously worked on " industrial pipe" furniture many times before, I knew this would be perfect!

I began by lightly distressing a piece of rough pine. To do this, I like to use various kitchen tools (such as a potato masher, a fork, and a serrated knife) and other tools in my tool box (hammer, screws, crow bar, etc) to make dents, scratches, imprints, and other impressions in the wood to make it look old. I did not need to do much distressing here as the pine was rough and already had a lot of character. Next, I stained the wood in a dark walnut stain, then applied a couple of coats of polyurethane for protection. Finally, I assembled the hooks and screwed them into place. These particular hooks were assembled from: one flange, one elbow, one cap and two 1" nipples to connect the three together. As per the customer's request, the hooks were left unpainted so that the iron finish would match other grey/charcoal finishes in his bathroom. 

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Nativity scene advent calendar.

Nativity scene advent calendar.

Red, cream, and gold Christmas stockings.

Red, cream, and gold Christmas stockings.