Sutro Coat Rack and Beer Hammer

Posted By Matt Schumake | Updated: 03/06/2014 9:38AM


In his San Francisco Shop, Justin Godar pairs his traditional woodworking abilities with CNC technology to create fine custom furniture pieces.

His work includes octagonal bedside tables and half-circle office desks, as well as a dining set with thick, bookmatched walnut boards and matching chairs.

Godar often looks up from his workspace and takes note of the iconic Sutro Tower. With more visibility than any other landmark, he calls it "San Francisco's Eiffel Tower."

"As a furniture maker, I've often looked at Sutro Tower and thought its design would make a fine coat rack. So I built one -- and it did!" Godar says.

The Sutro Coat Rack is made of CNC precision-cut birch plywood, with a hand-rubbed oil-and-wax finish. The red-and-white Sutros are screen printed with an exterior-grade enamel.

It ships disassembled, along with a custom assembly tool which Godar says is necessary to make it whole: a plywood Beer Hammer. Also made from birch plywood, with maple face veneers, the hammer features an Osmo Polyx Oil finish with optional enamel ink graphics. It holds a standard 12-ounce can for additional weight and a rewarding period of reflection after assembly.

Name: Brian Godar
Company: Godar Furniture
Location: San Francisco, CA


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GA  |  March, 24, 2014 at 06:47 AM

A beer hammer? What the heck?


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