Intro: Tie Rack
My husband is very fond of Ties... :) ! It means, whenever he goes shopping he ends up buying ties. The result, even after discarding old ties...numbers doesn't come below 100 !! It is a big hassle in the mornings searching for a tie from the huge lot specially when he has a particular tie in his mind!! Desperately we needed to organize the ties in a way easy to access and choose.
We bought many tie racks but they didn't workout for us..:( ! So I set out to make a rack. And out of the wooden slats made one. During the course of shifting house, I disassembled it. And later had the idea of making the height of the legs shorter to adjust it to another part of the cupboard!
I wanted to share this simple project in the instructables but I don't have the step by step pictures of the basic frame...but am sure that by looking at the finished frame itself everybody can understand it! I will be happy if it is in any way beneficial for the reader... :) !
slats(I took 3 different sizes 1", 1/2" and 1/3")
- First of all I would like to mention that I didn't use any motor devices...only the basic hand tools. The length of the slats can vary regarding the space where we are going keep...! I wanted it to be inside the cupboard. And should be strong enough to hold the whole lot. So I decided to use the 1" slats for the frame and the legs. I will be giving the measurements which I used to make this tie rack.
(all the pieces were cut and sanded by the sandpaper to make it smooth, so the silky materials of the ties will not be spoiled or torn !)
2 of 20" (1" thickness)
2 of 27" (1")
2 of 17" (1")
14 of 15" (1/3")
2 of 16" (1/2")
2 of 18" (1/2".)
To make the basic frame, used two 1" slats (length 20") as the sides , and used almost 14 of 1/3" slats (length 15") between the side frames , with a gap of 1" within each small slats. Each slat was nailed firmly to the sides so it is strong enough to carry a set of ties.
At this point itself the rack(better a smaller version of it) will serve the purpose by hang/nail it inside a cupboard, wall or behind doors! But we had issues such as amount of the ties, not wanting to nail or drill cupboards/wall and exposure to dust!! So I decided to give legs and keep it on a shelf inside the cupboard...The rack should be in a slanted position so all ties can be viewed at a glance and will be convenient to take and keep them back. So I needed legs in two sizes!
To join the frame with the legs, we need to measure how much slanted we need the frame to be (I used 15" for front and 17" for back legs) and cut the points of the frame diagonally to fit in to the legs and nail them securely. Because of the thin legs and to keep the rack more steadier I joined all four legs with 1/2" slats (like in some stools) and nailed them. Nowadays choosing a tie is a peaceful event ;)! Thank you for reading!!