Introduction: Flatpack Coat Hanger

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A product made from sheet material.

Step 1: Getting Started


  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Small drill bit and a 9 mm drill bit
  • Dremel with cutting tool
  • Files
  • Sanding paper (40, 80, 120, 240, 320)
  • Small brush


  • 6mm MDF 210 x 600 mm
  • Epoxy glue
  • M6 metric thread
  • 2 flat washers
  • 2 M6 Nuts
  • 7 mm hollow metal tube
  • Hobby glue

Step 2: Cutting Shape

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  • Print the template 2 times on A4 printing paper.
  • Glue the templates onto the MDF with the hobby glue.
  • Saw a rough shape with the jigsaw out and saw then on the black lines of the template.
  • Drill two holes on the + mark, start with a small drill bit and drill then a hole with the 9 mm drill bit.

Step 3: Sanding

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  • Use files for places you couldn’t saw with the jigsaw. Then use the sandpaper for the finishing.
  • Use first the rough sandpaper to finish off with the soft sandpaper.

Step 4: The Hinge

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  • Cut a 22 mm metric thread with the Dremel (1).
  • Cut a 12 mm hollow metal tube with the Dremel (2).

Step 5: Assembly

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  • Prepare the epoxy glue, follow for this the instructions on the package of your epoxy glue.
  • Using a small brush, apply glue on the inside of the nut and on the metric thread, screw them together.
  • Wait until the glue has dried.
  • Assemble the coat hanger.
  • Apply on the other side of the coat hanger glue on the metric thread and on the second nut.

Wait until the glue has dried and now you have a working flatpack coat hanger.

Step 6: Usage

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guyzo35 made it! (author)2015-11-18

I love this design! I made mine super quick last night before I'm off traveling next week. One thing I noticed is that your hole location limits the diameter of the rod on which you hang it on, so I added a few extra holes to mine to make it more universal. Thanks for the inspiration!

eggfooyoung (author)2015-11-13

Awesome design! I can totally see this done on laser cutter as well!

eggfooyoung (author)eggfooyoung2015-11-13

Also, instead of using all the hardware you did, try looking for Chicago screws. They are basically like the thing you used, but all in one.

kiran13xtreme (author)2015-11-09

Awesome design, would love to buy one or hope to make one soon. Keep sharing :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-11-08

Clever design

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rafununu (author)nancyjohns2015-11-09

Yes, you're right, each instr. is commented by this guy. If there is a special prize for posting a maximum comments, sure he'll win it.

ZiddiK (author)2015-11-08

amazing idea, thank you for share

philcross (author)2015-11-08

This could be handy in the gym bag. easy to slip over the hook in the lockers.

smiliviola (author)2015-11-08

How do you put it on a clothes rod?

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