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.
ruler or measuring tape
wood screws (1/2 inch)
wood stain (what I had around already - walnut, ebony, cherry and golden oak)
polyurethane finish (interior, satin)
Step 1: Gather wood scraps
First step - gather boards that were all about 3/4 inches thick, and at least 13 or so inches long so that there would be enough to cut them square on the ends.
Step 2: Cut boards to size
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"
Step 3: Fit, Design and Stain
Wait impatiently (or read a good book) for stain to dry and repeat if you'd like.
Step 4: Attach boards to backer, add finish
Attach the hanger while you are thinking about it and clean any glue that might have squeezed through off the front of the boards.
When the glue is dry, spray or brush on a finish. I used interior polyurethane. Wait, repeat, wait, repeat.
As always, read and follow the directions for your products.
Step 5: Add hooks and you are done!
I used a ruler with a 90 degree edge to be sure to get the line right. I also used a drill to pre-drill the holes for the screws to make sure they didn't end up crooked.
Now enjoy your work of art!
Thanks for reading, hope it was helpful. This is my first instructable so any feedback would be great.