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Be The Envy Of All Your Friends With This Clever DIY Coat Rack

Just a bunch of rebel hangers switchin' up the game.

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Sometimes, all you need for a better solution to an annoying problem is a shift of perspective.


Flip your old wooden hangers to build a neat-looking coat rack.

If you don't have this stuff already lying around your house, you'll need to grab a few things...

1x 5½ x 24-inch piece of wood, $27.42

Wooden hangers, $16.99

1¼-inch wood screws, $5.79

1¼-inch wire nails, $5.76

Hammer, $7.94

Drill, $17.99

Drill bit set, $4.91

Sandpaper, $6.38

Full list of supplies here.

1. Cut a 1 x 5.5 x 24 inch piece of wood ($27.42) and drill ($17.99) 5 holes that are equally spaced across the bottom of the board.

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The holes should be about an inch away from the bottom edge.

2. Use a jigsaw to cut 5 wooden hangers ($16.99) about an inch from the center. Use the sandpaper ($6.38) to smooth down the edges.

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Family Handyman has helpful tips if you haven't used a jigsaw before.

3. Drill a hole in the hanger. Use a 1¼-inch wood screw ($5.79) to attach it to the board.

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4. Secure the thin beam of the hanger with a hammer ($7.94) and a 1¼-inch wire nail ($5.76).

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5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until all of your hangers are attached.

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6. Hang your crap.

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Watch the full tutorial here.

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