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

(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

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

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

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

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.
<p>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...</p>
<p>very nicely done . Hope he liked it </p>
<p>I think your idea is wrong you have to make sure the hammer rests on the wood . I made this few days back :)</p>
<p>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. </p>
What angle did u use to cut the hammers
<p>Ya know im really not sure what it was lol ill have to check . 30 degrees im pretty sure </p>
<p>I do not understand ... you guys can use other kind of hook too. That will be less costly and easy to use.</p>
<p>the hammers came from harbor freight tools . they were 4.99 each ...</p>
<p>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!</p>
<p>thats awesome very nice job</p>
Thanks for the idea :)
<p>looks awesome good job </p>
<p>that is coolbeansbaby!!!</p>
<p>thank you buck</p>
<p>I think your idea is wrong you have to make sure the hammer rests on the wood . I made this few days back :)</p>
I made this for our pastor that is a carpenter also awesome project
thank you
I've made like 20of them for my family.
Thanks I'm building one for the workshop your very creative
Just remember .Its a good idea to use those concrete tap con screws they work very well
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 .
What a great idea. And it looks great. Brilliant!
Thank you very much
Very nice
might try this with used tools and some pallet wood <br>
The hammers came from harbor freight tool store for 2.99 each the squares were 3.00 each
That is a really good idea. Great craftsmanship on your part too.
Thank you for the compliment
I like it. <br>
Thanks phil
This is really cool! I think any Father would be grateful to receive this as a gift. Good job.
Thank you very much
That is so clever, what a great gift!
Thank you very much
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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