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DIY Coat Hanger

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Build this cozy coat hook to organize the winter-wear clutter as the weather gets chilly. Hang it by your front door for a convenient place to drop coats on your way in, and they’ll be there waiting for you to grab them your way out of the house. Get creative and choose colors that fit your space.  Let us know how your project turned out in the comments below!

How to Make a DIY Coat Hanger

  1. Have the board cut to size at your local home improvement store when you purchase it. Sand your board for a softer look. Even if you don’t have many rough edges, sanding truly adds a finished, professional look to any piece.

  2. Paint Wood

    Use 3 strips of tape to separate the board into 4 sections. Then, trace “HOME” letter stencils onto wood with a pencil. Now, paint your wood carefully and stay outside of the stencil – you can paint over tape (carefully – avoid soaking tape with paint). Allow paint to dry fully, rip off tape to reveal clean lines.

  3. Coat Hanger Drill Pilot Holes

    Do not start this step until your paint has dried completely! Drill 3 pilot holes for the hooks using your 12V MAX* Cordless Lithium Drill/Driver and a drill bit.

  4. Coat Hanger Attach Hooks

    Also using your 12V MAX* Cordless Lithium Drill/Driver, screw in and secure the 3 coat hooks to your sign.

  5. Coat Hanger Hang

    Using your drill, attach picture mounting hardware to back of sign. Be careful to measure appropriately, or your sign may hang crooked!  Find 2 studs in wall. Drill a screw into each stud. Attach wire to hardware, and hang sign evenly.