Kelly Mehler’s quilt rack can be built in a day from just one walnut board, using a tablesaw, bandsaw, and router. He explains how to make efficient jigs and patterns that will ensure symmetry, reduce trial and error, and be set up to make another quilt rack whenever you want. He explains how to shape with the patterns and jigs and advises you start with a 4/4 board that is at least 11 in. wide and 10 ft. long. He routs the mortises and handholds in the ends and then explains how to cut the tenons and fashion the stretcher and rails. The project is straightforward, but it’s easy to make a mistake, so you must be careful laying out your parts before glue-up.

From Fine Woodworking #84