Coat Rack from Scraps
Coat rack to hang coats, purses, hats, or as in my case- towels.
Use your Scraps and adjust dimensions accordingly. No set rules.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
To Creat the hooks, start with a rectangular piece of wood that is approximately 3/4" by 1 1/2" and about 4" in length. Cut bottom at 45 degree angle.
Measure 1/4" from top corner and, from there, draw a line at a 65 degree angle . Use a jig saw to cut along the marked line.
Use a jig saw to cut along the marked line.
Make sure the piece you chose for behind the hook is the same width as that of the hook. (See Picture)
Cut bottom of back piece at 20 degree angle so hook fits flush against it.
Lay your scraps alongside each other and play with the sizes and patterns until you are happy with the way it looks. Then, use wood and nails or screws to join, being careful not to split the wood. Also make sure not to overlap location of screws. See Picture.
Again, Im sure there is a better way of doing this, but this is all I could come up with at the moment. It did seem extremely sturdy in the end and so far, its still doing a great job of hanging my daughter's towels.
I welcome any suggestions or improvements you would like to make to this plan.
Hope you like it! I thought it was a cute project idea and perfect for making use of scraps.
Ana, I don't know how you do it- this is my first time posting a plan and Im exhausted!