Christian H. Becksvoort was challenged to build a clothes tree to match a pencil-post bed he’d made, but the idea just wouldn’t work on paper. He came up with a hexagonal tapered post with three cyrna legs, secured with sliding dovetails. Becksvoort explains how he ripped the stock into a hexagon with 1-1/2-in facets and how he cut the bevels. He details how to shape and dovetail the legs using either a router or hand tools, and how to make and install the pegs and finial. A detailed drawing accompanies this project article.

From Fine Woodworking #85