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
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
I wanted the coat hanger to be about 24" x 18" overall so I planned on using a nice walnut 6 inch wide board and cut the vertical pieces to 12 inches.
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.