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If you have been following me for a little while, you might have noticed that my room has been in a little bit of an overhaul since the last few months of last year, with making my headboard, refinishing my desk, updating my bedspread and curtains with NoMoreRack.com, and now making a coat hanger out of the same barn wood as my headboard.
I personally wanted something to hang up my current purse and my coats and jackets, so I could quickly grab or put away the items when I needed it didn’t need it, but I didn’t want to buy one at the store, so I just made my own.
DIY Barn Wood Coat Hanger
What you need:
Find the hooks you want to use on your coat hanger and open them. Place them on the board you are using, and play around with the placement you want. My board was 36″ long and I ended up placing my three hooks 8″ apart.
After you have played around with where you want to place all your hooks, measuring the distance you wish, take a sharpie marker and mark the screw holes.
Since I was using barn wood, I had to take a steel brush and clean it, removing dirt and spider sacs. If you are using barn wood, I suggest you do the same thing.
Now with those marker spots that you made for your metal hooks, grab your drill and pre-drill the holes, so you can put the screws through easier.
If you have a philip drill bit, feel free to use that to put the screws to your hooks in. I used a hand screwdriver, due to the fact that the barn wood was a little to tight to fit, so I put a little elbow grease into and got those little screw puppies in.
To hang your coat hanger up, take your stud finder and mark where your studs are behind your wall. (Generally, they are 16″ apart). Mark the distance on the top of your coat hanger and pre-drill the holes through the coat hanger board and drywall. Then take the screws and use your drill to drill the screws in. Pull on the coat hanger to make sure it is firmly secure and can hold a good amount of weight.
This was a simple DIY that has been so awesome in my room and holds everything and anything I wish it to hold. It keeps my purse and jackets off the floor of my room and closet.
How much did it cost me?
I bought three hooks for a total of $12. I was given the wood for free from distant family. The tools I used were all my dad’s, who gave me permission to use it, with the understanding that I take care of it when I was finished.I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.