This is my coat rack i made with a carpenter theme. For the wood i used a 1x12x6 oak board,Five claw hammers and two quick squares.
Step 1: Materials
(1) 1x12x6 piece of red oak
(2) Five claw hammers
(3) Two quick squares
Step 2: Cutting the Oak Wood Boards
Step 1 ~ I decided to cut the oak rack boards 9 inches wide by 3 feet long.
Step 2 ~I used a 1/2 inch round over router bit to bevel the edges.
Step 3 ~ I measured in 3/8 of a inch on the top board and drew a line down the edge of the board for the screws
Step 4~ I drilled seven 1/8inch holes And installed the black specialty screws to assemble the rack.
Step 3: Claw Hammer Configuration
Step 1 ~ Find the right height and angle for the claw hammer.
Step 2 ~ Mark and cut the hammer handle.
Step 3 ~ Pre fit the hammer head to the board and make sure its the angle and height you desire then cut the other four hammer handles.
Step 4: Assembling the Hammer Heads
Step 1~ Pre drill the hammer heads with a 7/32 drill bit.
Step 2 ~ Pre drill the board with a 1/4 inch drill bit.
Step 4~ I used 1 1/2 inch long by 1/4 inch tap con screws assemble the hammer heads to the board.
Step 5: Assembling the Quick Squares
Step 1~ I marked and drilled (4) 3/16 inch holes in each quick square.
Step 2~ Assemble the quick squares to the board with # 6 Screws
Step 6: Protective Finish
Step 1~I like using this Minwax Polycrylic water base for the protective finish because it drys fast and doesnt have a odor.
Step 2~ Mount to a wall and enjoy your Carpenter themed coat rack.
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