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Carpenter themed fathers day coat rack

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This is my coat rack i made with a carpenter theme. For the wood i used a 1x12x6 oak board,Five claw hammers and two quick squares.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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(1) 1x12x6 piece of red oak

(2) Five  claw hammers

(3) Two quick squares

Step 2: Cutting The oak wood boards

Step 1 ~ I decided to cut the oak  rack boards 9 inches wide by 3 feet long.

Step 2 ~I used a 1/2 inch round over router bit to bevel the edges.

Step 3 ~ I measured  in 3/8 of a inch on the top board and drew a line down the edge of the board for the screws

Step 4~  I drilled seven  1/8inch   holes And installed the black specialty screws to assemble the rack.

Step 3: Claw hammer configuration

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Step 1 ~ Find the right height and angle for the claw hammer.

Step 2 ~  Mark and cut the hammer handle.

Step 3 ~ Pre fit the hammer head  to the board and make sure its the angle and height you desire then cut the other four hammer handles.

Step 4: Assembling the hammer heads

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Step 1~ Pre drill the hammer heads with a 7/32 drill bit.

Step 2 ~ Pre drill the board with a 1/4 inch drill bit.

Step 4~  I used 1 1/2 inch long by 1/4 inch tap con screws assemble the hammer heads to the board.

Step 5: Assembling the quick squares

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Step 1~ I marked and  drilled (4)  3/16 inch holes in each quick square.

Step 2~ Assemble the quick squares to the board with # 6  Screws

Step 6: Protective finish

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Step 1~I like using this Minwax Polycrylic water base for the protective finish because it drys fast and doesnt have a odor.

Step 2~ Mount to a wall and enjoy your Carpenter themed coat rack.
I made this for our pastor that is a carpenter also awesome project
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  GlennPruett1 year ago
thank you
cdog5571 year ago
I've made like 20of them for my family.
rojo1 year ago
Thanks I'm building one for the workshop your very creative
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  rojo1 year ago
Just remember .Its a good idea to use those concrete tap con screws they work very well
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  rojo1 year ago
ah thank you for the nice comment
I had not seen this project until I saw the finalist in the Father's day contest. This is what I call pure creative genius :). AWESOME. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you very much .
Largrin1 year ago
What a great idea. And it looks great. Brilliant!
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  Largrin1 year ago
Thank you very much
Very nice
might try this with used tools and some pallet wood
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  peterman9211 year ago
The hammers came from harbor freight tool store for 2.99 each the squares were 3.00 each
nice
Nick705871 year ago
That is a really good idea. Great craftsmanship on your part too.
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  Nick705871 year ago
Thank you for the compliment
Phil B1 year ago
I like it.
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  Phil B1 year ago
Thanks phil
bob30301 year ago
This is really cool! I think any Father would be grateful to receive this as a gift. Good job.
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  bob30301 year ago
Thank you very much
ChrysN1 year ago
That is so clever, what a great gift!
coolbeansbaby68 (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
Thank you very much
TrueGeek681 year ago
OK. I am inspired to produce one of these this weekend for myself. I am a father, why not treat myself! Great idea!