Baker’s Rack

This bakers rack was delivered to my client today. It is 16″ x 48″ x 96″. The shelves are polished 3/8″ glass. This thickness of glass will support 8 lbs. per square foot.

It is entirely hand forged, utilizing mortise and tenon joinery, as well as rivets and collars. The mortises were drilled, not forged.


The finish was obtained by blackening with the carbon from an oxy-acetylene torch. The iron was then heated and 100% bee’s wax was then applied. Coppery highlights were added utilizing “Gilders Paste (TM)” after waxing. Re-heating the metal with the torch, the paste was allowed to flow, and blended into the wax.

The flowing motifs cascading down the front of the piece were applied to mimic the wall sconces, as seen in the image below.


The ball feet on the back side were threaded, and act as risers to level the piece.
The main frame was forged from 3/4″ square bar. Tenons were pulled out from the bar to form the joints.
……Dan Nauman
“Every artist was at first an amateur.” ….Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  1. Mark Novak - February 12, 2011 Reply

    This is a beautiful piece. I’ve admired your work since one of your gates was featured on the cover of Anvils Ring. The details of smooth curves uniformly following into spaces created by sharp corners is masterful. Thank you for sharing your work.

  2. Gail Tallman - July 19, 2011 Reply

    Dan- I am a childhood friend of Toni’s. I saw Della’s obit recently and wanted to give Toni my condolences. Here is my e-mail address and hope she writes to me. Sincerely, Gail Tallman
    rodney 0@earthlink.net

  3. aerial nye - November 10, 2014 Reply

    Hi my mom has been searching for a bakers rack just like this. I was curious if you still make these. If so I an very interested. Looking at a price and size. Thank you so much. Beautiful work.
    Aerial C Nye

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