Introduction: Carpenter Themed Fathers Day Coat Rack

Picture of Carpenter Themed Fathers Day Coat Rack

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.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

(1) 1x12x6 piece of red oak

(2) Five  claw hammers

(3) Two quick squares

Step 2: Cutting the Oak Wood Boards

Picture of 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

Picture of Claw Hammer Configuration

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

Picture of Assembling the Hammer Heads

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

Picture of Assembling the Quick Squares

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

Picture of Protective Finish

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.


afraseribm made it! (author)2017-06-19

Thanks for the instructions, made a few variations but I like the way it turned out. Made this for my dad, great Fathers Day gift...

very nicely done . Hope he liked it

shallu.singh.73 made it! (author)2015-02-23

I think your idea is wrong you have to make sure the hammer rests on the wood . I made this few days back :)

Its not that my way is wrong . Your way looks good also. But i didnt want the hook of the hammer touching the wood. it takes away the look of the hammer.

What angle did u use to cut the hammers

Ya know im really not sure what it was lol ill have to check . 30 degrees im pretty sure

craftvideos (author)2016-06-17

I do not understand ... you guys can use other kind of hook too. That will be less costly and easy to use.

the hammers came from harbor freight tools . they were 4.99 each ...

KeithD21 made it! (author)2015-12-26

I messaged you last week asking about the screws you used. You requested a picture upon completion. Here it is! One of the screw heads snapped off when I was driving in the speed squares, but other than that it was pretty successful for my first attempt. Thanks for the help!

coolbeansbaby68 (author)KeithD212015-12-31

thats awesome very nice job

Fergswooddecor (author)2015-09-06

Thanks for the idea :)

looks awesome good job

buck2217 (author)2015-07-01

that is coolbeansbaby!!!

coolbeansbaby68 (author)buck22172015-07-06

thank you buck

shallu.singh.73 (author)2015-02-23

I think your idea is wrong you have to make sure the hammer rests on the wood . I made this few days back :)

GlennPruett (author)2013-07-21

I made this for our pastor that is a carpenter also awesome project

thank you

cdog557 (author)2013-07-18

I've made like 20of them for my family.

rojo (author)2013-07-08

Thanks I'm building one for the workshop your very creative

coolbeansbaby68 (author)rojo2013-07-10

Just remember .Its a good idea to use those concrete tap con screws they work very well

coolbeansbaby68 (author)rojo2013-07-08

ah thank you for the nice comment

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-07-07

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 .

Largrin (author)2013-06-16

What a great idea. And it looks great. Brilliant!

coolbeansbaby68 (author)Largrin2013-06-17

Thank you very much

GlennPruett (author)2013-06-11

Very nice

peterman921 (author)2013-06-08

might try this with used tools and some pallet wood

The hammers came from harbor freight tool store for 2.99 each the squares were 3.00 each


Nick70587 (author)2013-06-08

That is a really good idea. Great craftsmanship on your part too.

Thank you for the compliment

Phil B (author)2013-06-07

I like it.

coolbeansbaby68 (author)Phil B2013-06-08

Thanks phil

bob3030 (author)2013-06-07

This is really cool! I think any Father would be grateful to receive this as a gift. Good job.

coolbeansbaby68 (author)bob30302013-06-08

Thank you very much

ChrysN (author)2013-06-07

That is so clever, what a great gift!

coolbeansbaby68 (author)ChrysN2013-06-08

Thank you very much

TrueGeek68 (author)2013-06-07

OK. I am inspired to produce one of these this weekend for myself. I am a father, why not treat myself! Great idea!

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