Quilt Rack

With winter coming to an end, my wife wanted a rack to store her quilt. Having a small horse ranch, I decided to put to use some of the horseshoes I have laying around.

The rack stands 38 inches tall, 34 inches wide, and 13 inches deep, and accommodates two quilts.

The sides and top rails are 1/2 inch round hollow tubes. The horse scene is a piece of 1/2 inch wood covered with some scrap fabric my wife had laying around. The scene is held in place with two 1/2 inch square rods welded to the round sides.

A total of 14 horseshoes were used on the rack. I didn't want the feet to lay flat, so I built a jig to tilt the shoes upward and welded them on the underside with my Lincoln Electric SP-135T wirefeeder welder. (In hindsight, I should have used a welder with more output for this project). I purchased the welder about three years ago, and am completely satisfied with it.

I have used my welder to build other "horseshoe" projects including lamps (table and floor), gun racks, bathroom sets, and a mail box post. Since I purchased this welder, all of our horseback riding friends have lamps and racks for hanging their horse tack.



*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.