Coat hanger rack

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Project by MT_Stringer posted 07-18-2013 03:47 AM 1419 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had to give up a little wall space today. My sweetie asked for a way to hang up her clothes hangers. The dryer is immediately left of the picture.

So I built a shelf with a bar for her hangers. I couldn’t just throw it together. So I rounded the corners, routed the edges and added three shaker pegs just because I could. :-)

Got a BIG attaboy for this little job. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 12:52 PM

I may need to borrow this great idea. We sponsor Midshipmen from the Naval Academy, and on weekends during the school year we never seem to have a good place to put all the hats and coats. I was thinking of doing something with a lot of coat hooks, but this idea with the shelf would probably work much better.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 01:10 PM

It looks darn good to me Mike however it’s dual role as a shelf looks like it would be restricted by the air-con. Isn’t there a better place for it to utilize the dual role?

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 04:00 PM

Thanks Rich. Be my guest. I had the 1 1/4 inch oak dowel left over from a previous project so it dictated the size of this project…36 inches.

I bought an 8 foot piece of white pine, cut the back to 36 inches and the top to 39 inches. If room is available, you could buy 4 foot dowels, and get a little more width out of the shelf – say 47 1/2 for the top and 45 1/2 for the back. That way an 8 foot board would yield two shelves with nothing but sawdust left over. :-)

The shaker pegs are 3 1/2 inch long and fit a 1/2 inch hole. I bought them at Hobby Lobby.

@harry – thanks. That is (was) the last remaining bare spot on the wall of my one car garage/shop. The dryer is to the left so that makes it easy for us to get the clothes out of the dryer and grab a hanger. We both knew ahead of time the shelf would be of little use but that’s OK by me. She is happy and that is what counts. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 09:13 PM

what women makes us do lol

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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