I do like to support local artists and craftsmen when possible, but at $75, this was not an option for me at the moment. In addition, I had a couple of extra branches and wood laying around. And of course, as always, if it can be built, I will build it.
I have been teaching my girlfriend how to do basic handiwork, and for this project, I largely instructed and supervised while she assembled it. She did most of the sawing, nailing, and assembling.
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Step 1: Supplies and Materials
- 1/2'' or 3/4'' plywood or hardwood
- branching branches ( I used 6)
- nails and/or screws (1'' or so will do)
- 2 hanging hooks
- handsaw for cutting the branches
- table saw, miter saw, chop saw, or handsaw to cut the frame.
Step 2: Step 1: Cut and trim the branches
Trim the bottoms and tops of the branches if needed to make the branches stand upright. If you have a branch or two that has a weird lean or curve to it, leave it- it adds character. One of my branches had two branching sections (double the usage!)
Also, if desired, trim the ends of the branching sections where your coat will hang.