Tapestry holder is post about For The Home bookmarked by phillip with ID 12227994779 was uploaded on 06-04-2019 and has been viewed 91,773 times.
This project went through a lot of design changes.I have a very old crib blanket that my grandmother made years ago and I wanted to display it.The challenge was to find a way to secure it without damaging the fabric.
First, I looked at commercial tapestry rods to get a sense for what is available and how they work.There are many methods used, most involving spring-loaded mechanisms that clamp the fabric in place.I thought about using a system like that, but it became over-complicated and my designs looked silly.
Another method is to essentially have two parallel dowels that hold the tapestry into place with gravity.That might work, but I wanted something a little fancier.I decided on a system using a dowel split down the middle which would then be pressure-fit into holes in the ends of the turned finials.
This seemed like a simple, elegant solution, until it came time to drill one inch holes two or three inches deep into oak endgrain.I got about an eighth of an inch before deciding this was ridiculous.I woke up that night with a plan that seemed perfectly simple.
The next morning we got to work.Why 'we'? I had a...