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Vertical reclaimed wood contemporary art wall coat hanger

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I saw a beautiful reclaimed wood contemporary art piece that is also a practical coat hanger. It would be a perfect entry way addition. At $265, the original

(http://www.etsy.com/listing/119182720/modern-wood-wall-art-sculpture-vertical?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=art_mid&gclid=CMq1q6H3-rgCFY9xQgodL3QACg)

is way out of my price range for accessories so I thought, "Hey, I can make that." .  I headed out to the garage, started rummaging through the wood scraps and with about 2 hours of actual labor, I had my own knockoff designer coat hanger ready to grace my entry way.    

Tools used:

square
ruler or measuring tape
wood screws (1/2 inch)
wood glue
wood stain (what I had around already - walnut, ebony, cherry and golden oak)
polyurethane finish (interior, satin)
safety equipment
table saw
screwdriver
sandpaper (220)
 
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Step 2: Cut boards to size

I cut the horizontal board to 24" and lightly sanded it.

I ripped the vertical boards to random widths and then cut them to 12" and sanded them as well.  I used a table saw for this. If you use power tools make sure that you are familiar with your tools, the manuals and that you operate them safely. You are responsible for your own safety. I still have all my fingers and plan to keep it that way.

Be sure to protect yourself from dust, random things that might get in your eyes and from noise while you're at it.

I had a piece of 1/4 inch plywood that I used as a backer. I cut it to 18" x 24" 




BigMrTree1 year ago
Nice job!! Looks great!! Beautiful wood grain selections, I also like the contrast of the walnut along the bottom!!
Beautiful job putting it all together!
ToddKrejci11 months ago
Very cool. I am gonna try it this weekend Thanks for keeping it simple
JoLoveN1 year ago
Love it! My dad used to make wood stuff a lot when I was younger & has put away his tools long time ago. Might see if I can borrow them to make one myself, or maybe I'll start small & make a key holder like that. I voted 4 ya!
webdeblee (author)  JoLoveN1 year ago
Thanks! I was just starting to take an interest in woodworking about a year and a half ago. My father passed away shortly afterward, and now most of my tools were once his. It feels good to keep them in use.
Very nice project and step-by-step! I love wood grain :)