My Latest Insulator Coat Rack ...(the shabby version)

I thought I would make some new insulator coat racks to sell, and therefore decided to stick with the neutral insulators. I crackled painted and scraped the paint before drying to get a heavily distressed look on the baseboard before adding the clear insulators. I'm liking the finished product!

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  • Dee Lynch
    Dee Lynch
    on Mar 7, 2016

    Great Idea, but I didn't understand about the huge wooden dowel screws that were on the posts they were on???? Could you explain further please?

    • Creatively Living
      Creatively Living
      on Mar 7, 2016

      @Dee Lynch Yes, I know, it's sort of confusing. Insulators were originally used on powerlines. They were attached by being screwed on with the big wooden dowels (that they are screwed onto). I was lucky enough to get the beams/wooden "dowel screws" and insulators off my parent's farm. Most of the time people find insulator at yard sales and the wooden screws are not available.

  • Barbara Miller
    Barbara Miller
    on Aug 29, 2016

    how do you fasten the insulators to the wood?

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