The stick and umbrella rack shown by Fig. 1 is intended for use where there is not room for a hall stand. Prepare two pieces of 3/4-in. walnut or mahogany 3 ft. 11 in. by 3 in. by 3/4in., and two pieces each 2 ft. 6 in. by 3 in. Plane these and gauge them to thickness and width, and halve the corners together, taking care to keep the frame square. Knock it to pieces, shape the corners, etc., clean up carefully, and fill in with French polish; then glue together. Next prepare two pieces, each 1ft. 9 in. by 3 1/4in., for the rack, and shape them as shown by Fig. 2. Polish them and fix them to the frame with three or four screws through the back. Then turn ten hat pegs (Figs. 2 and 3), which may be polished while in the lathe. They can be fixed to the frame by 1/2-in. dowels, turned on the back ends and glued into centre-bit holes in the top and bottom rails of the frame. Brass hat pegs may be used if preferred. The rack can be finished by polishing.

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Fig. 2.

Stick and Umbrella Rack.

Stick and Umbrella Rack.