For my tie and belt rack, I’ve chosen to use mostly wood in order to adhere to my Organic aesthetic. The spin wheel will be made from a section of an actual tree.
I cut a section from a tree near my house and it is around 9 or 10 inches in diameter. This piece should be perfect for my project.
I am still trying to determine what design would be best for incorporating the rotational aspect of the project. My first option would be to use a simple mounted bearing and screw that into the wood that will serve as the wall attachment. See the image below:
My second option would be to use a small turntable. This design, which may add stability, would involve screwing the turntable into both the wooden attachment piece as well as the tree section itself. With this design, some of the metal turntable may be visible which could take away from the organic aesthetic of my project.
I still might experiment with the shapes of the main wood pieces in order to expand the aesthetic of my project. The current shapes are simple and direct, which do no match my organic theme.
(Mcmaster Carr 2017. https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-mounted-bearings/=16qadhp)
(Mcmaster Carr 2017. (Mcmaster Carr 2017. https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-mounted-bearings/=16qadhp)