Introduction: Nailed Board Coat Hanger

About: Touring lighting bloke, when I'm home I'm in the workshop, the need to make stuff is strong.

It's a coat hanger made from nails and a board...

Step 1: You Want to Do WHAT?

So my Son comes up to me the other day and asks; "Do you have a big nail and a hammer?"
"Of course" say I, "what do you need it for?"
"I need somewhere to hang my bag in my room."
So, as you parents out there will know, a teenage boy will take the easiest option, even if it involves banging 6" nails into my walls.
Needless to say, I wasn't forthcoming with said "big nail" and hammer, but I did come up with a cheap, quite funky looking alternative, that won't take big chunks out of my plasterwork.


Pallet wood
5 X 6" nails


Step 2: Recycle

I found some pieces of an old hardwood pallet I'd salvaged, and some "big nails".

Firstly I ran the timber through the Tablesaw to clean up the edges and cut it to length (24")

Step 3: Hammer Time

After I'd sized my timber, I marked a centre line and then 5 holes for the nails, and 2 for the mounting screws.

Next I measured the width of one of the nails, and got a drill bit about 1/2mm smaller, to ensure a tight fit.

Once the holes were drilled, I countersunk the 2 for mounting and hammered the nails through the others, using a block to set the depth.

Step 4: Time to Turn Up the Heat

Now for some hot stuff, I ground off the extra bit of nail sticking through so it was nice and flat.
And then got out the MAPP gas and heated and bent them.

A bit of a wire brush, and some oil on the wood, and we're done.

Almost as quick as just banging a nail into the wall.