Coat Hooks From Cheap Spoons




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Some time ago went shopping to buy some coat hooks. I was appalled by the cost of them so decided to make my own.

It occurred to me that cheap stainless steel cutlery might just do the trick. My idea worked quite well I think. And with some more thought and care I believe they could be made to look really good.

By the way. I'm sure I can't have been the first one to come up with this idea, but I haven't seen it before.

All you need to make these simple hooks are:
  • Spoons. As many spoons as you want hooks obviously. I guess there would be no reason not to use forks or splades or even splorks if that's what you like. I got some really cheap spoons from the two dollar store. Old silver could work nicely too. Make sure the handles are fairly strong, you don't want them to sag under the weight of a winter coat.
  • A hammer and something heavy to use as an anvil. I actually used an anvil as an anvil and it worked brilliantly.
  • A drill.
  • Screws and something to drive them with.
  • Something to attach your hooks to. This could be a wall, or a slab of timber which could be dressed up nicely and then attached to a wall, or a piece of furniture.

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Step 1: Flatten the Spoons

Carefully flatten your spoons with your hammer. Try not to make too many nasty dents in them. A slightly rounded hammer makes it easier to be neat.

Step 2: Bend the Handle to Make Your Hook

Try to bend the handles evenly to a nice hook shape.
See the pictures.

Step 3: Drill Holes for the Screws

I found that one screw near the tip of the spoon was ample. But there's nothing stopping you from using more screws if you wish.
A centre punch makes positioning your drill easy.

Step 4: Secure Your Finished Hooks in Position

Simply screw your hooks into their final position and you're done.
Hangs some hats and coats on your new hooks and stand back and enjoy the sight of a job well done.

I hope you enjoyed this simple ible. Please feel free to comment.

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    11 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I had a friend drill holes in old spoon silverware and the spoon side turned up for hanging things on. I like your idea, too.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I love the idea. Sadly I think the heavy coats I have would bend the spoon the first time I tried to use it. However I do have a few fedora hats I like to wear and this would be a perfect idea to use for them.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very slick. You usually can get silverware cheep at thrift stores (may take some work to find enough that match though). If you are making these, and have a drill press, you could even find a way to drill them without flattening them, and put the concave side of the spoon towards the wall, might make for a neat effect.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thanks. And Good idea. I tried it and it works well. drilling the hole was easy from the concave side.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Is there a reason why you wouldn't drill before bending? It seems to be a better way to get a good hole without the handle interfering.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    No reason at all.
    I just wanted to see what it would look like before drilling. I did have to straighten the hook slightly to get the drill in, but that's no trouble.

    Thanks Penelope. I suggest spoons with nice thick handles. Also you can reduce the lever-arm by making a tighter curve if you are worried about heavy garments pulling the hook straight.