Flatpack Coat Hanger




Introduction: Flatpack Coat Hanger

A product made from sheet material.

Step 1: Getting Started


  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Small drill bit and a 9 mm drill bit
  • Dremel with cutting tool
  • Files
  • Sanding paper (40, 80, 120, 240, 320)
  • Small brush


  • 6mm MDF 210 x 600 mm
  • Epoxy glue
  • M6 metric thread
  • 2 flat washers
  • 2 M6 Nuts
  • 7 mm hollow metal tube
  • Hobby glue

Step 2: Cutting Shape

  • Print the template 2 times on A4 printing paper.
  • Glue the templates onto the MDF with the hobby glue.
  • Saw a rough shape with the jigsaw out and saw then on the black lines of the template.
  • Drill two holes on the + mark, start with a small drill bit and drill then a hole with the 9 mm drill bit.

Step 3: Sanding

  • Use files for places you couldn’t saw with the jigsaw. Then use the sandpaper for the finishing.
  • Use first the rough sandpaper to finish off with the soft sandpaper.

Step 4: The Hinge

  • Cut a 22 mm metric thread with the Dremel (1).
  • Cut a 12 mm hollow metal tube with the Dremel (2).

Step 5: Assembly

  • Prepare the epoxy glue, follow for this the instructions on the package of your epoxy glue.
  • Using a small brush, apply glue on the inside of the nut and on the metric thread, screw them together.
  • Wait until the glue has dried.
  • Assemble the coat hanger.
  • Apply on the other side of the coat hanger glue on the metric thread and on the second nut.

Wait until the glue has dried and now you have a working flatpack coat hanger.

Step 6: Usage



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10 Discussions

Awesome design! I can totally see this done on laser cutter as well!

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Also, instead of using all the hardware you did, try looking for Chicago screws. They are basically like the thing you used, but all in one.

Awesome design, would love to buy one or hope to make one soon. Keep sharing :)

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2 years ago

amazing idea, thank you for share

This could be handy in the gym bag. easy to slip over the hook in the lockers.

How do you put it on a clothes rod?