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Rustic Coat Tree

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

An exercise in hand-tool use and an approach to minimalism

“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

William Morris


I like simple things, there is an honesty about them and a respect for the material they're made of, and in my mind, nothing comes as close to that concept as rustic furnishings do.

I set out to make a hall tree using readily available materials and with a minimum of processing. I decided on using only hand tools, as would have done an 18th century craftsman. Pictured below are the tools I used.


Here is a link to a video that shows the process, https://youtu.be/WKu9CQFJF-g








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