I never seem to have enough hangers and the cardboard tube that some are made with won't hold up to some of my heavy coats. I didn't have any money for stronger hangers, but what I have plenty of is fiberglass tent pole that I found in a dumpster.
Step 1: Gather Materials
All that is needed is a hanger of the card board tube variety, a fiber glass pole, a hack saw, pliers, and sandpaper.
Step 2: Tearing
Pull the card board off the hanger. This shouldn't be too hard.
Step 3: Cutting
Compare the pole to the hanger frame to see where to cut it. This pole has a bungee cord in it that I wanted to save so I use my hacksaw to cut around it. After the pole is cut it"s ends should be sanded to prevent splinters.
Step 4: Assembling
Straighten out the exposed wire ends of the hanger and insert them into either side of the pole.