Bent Lamination Quilt Rack

Marc Spagnuolo

This elegant quilt rack features bent laminated legs, brass rods for hanging quilts, a lower shelf for additional storage, and a CNC-cut epoxy inlay just for fun. This project will teach you some new skills including design and the art of bent lamination using a vacuum press.

Measurements: 32" W x 18" D x 34" H

  • 12 lessons
  • 165 min
  • $65.00

What will I receive?

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction (11 videos in total) showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What will I learn?

  • Designing to fit within a space
  • Creating a curved template
  • Creating a curved bending form
  • Sizing laminations
  • Bent lamination with a vacuum press
  • Vacuum press alternatives (discussion)
  • Aging brass
  • Clever half-lap style joinery
  • Mortise and tenon joinery
  • Aging brass
  • Finishing with Rubio Monocoat

What will I need?

Materials: 5 BF of 4/4 Hardwood, 4 BF of 8/4 Hardwood, three 3/8″ Brass Dowels, and one 1/8″ Brass Dowel

Please note that not all of these tools are absolutely required and alternatives should always be considered.

  • Bandsaw, Circular Saw (or Track Saw), Drill, Oscillating Spindle Sander, Disc Sander, Drum Sander (or Planer) for cleaning up laminations, Vacuum Press (optional – a clamping form can also be used), Jointer, Planer, Miter Saw, Table Saw, Dado Stack, Router with edge guide, Chisels.
  • Curved Drawing Templates
  • Lee Valley Drawing Bows

Bits & Stuff

About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of Hybrid Woodworking and Essential Joinery. He has contributed articles and video content to, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also one of the hosts of the Wood Talk podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as at various Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.