By pmiller in How-to, Tutorial, Wood Projects Posted April 18, 2018 Tags DIY,Instructions,woodworking
Woodworking has always been a passion of mine and so has making things. Like my tagline says Country Roots. Modern Living, Made in America. This coat hook represents everything I am. I love simple clean designs and I don’t like seeing fasteners or screws that hold things to the wall like coat hooks.
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In this video I provide you step-by-step instructions to make this amazing modern coat hook You can download the detailed blueprints and plans here. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them in the comments below.
- 4/4 Walnut
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw
- Dovetail Router Bit
- Router Table
- Orbital Sander
- Power Drill
- Phillips Screwdriver
Research is the number one thing you must do before any DIY project. I personally have a hard time with this discipline because I want to get right into woodworking and building. I think one of the best places to do research is Pinterest and YouTube. Subscribe to Pinterest boards and YouTube channels like mine that inspire you and follow people on Instagram and Facebook that provide you a healthy feed of helpful information. If you haven’t yet please followed me or subscribed to my channels. I know it doesn’t sound fun and you may think researching a DIY project will delay the building and woodworking project but trust me it will only save you time. I did a lot of research for this project to understand minimalist design. I knew I wanted to have everything that held the coat hook in place to be concealed. I wanted clean and simple lines. The more simple a design the harder it is to produce…you would think it would be the opposite but trust me it is not.
Materials are the second thing you need to consider. This is an important step. I like to use Walnut wood in most all my projects because I love the way it looks and it is a hardwood so it holds up to dent’s and wear and tear more that softer woods like pine and popular. The DIY steps for building the modern walnut coat hook are rather strait forward. I would consider this a mid-level build for your average builder. The most complex part of the build is getting the router bit adjusted and tuned correctly.
Select the lumber you want to build your hook out of, I would recommend walnut. If you have any questions about the plans or blueprints please contact me or reply to this post and I will be happy to help you.
Make sure you take the time to measure everything correctly. I always say measure 3 times and then 3 more times to get it right. After you measure everything take a scrap piece of lumber and run it through your router to get the setting and depth set correctly. You may have to sacrifice some of your good lumber to do this. I consider this payment to the woodworking gods, just kidding. You can watch and pause my video at each step of the build process. Again if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. If you purchase the plans you get priority access to me via email and can answer any question you may have.
Assembly is the best part in my opinion. It is when you get to see things come together. After you have cut everything now is the time to sand and prep all the pieces to be assembled. Because there are only 4 major parts to this build, assembly goes rather quickly. The first think you want to assemble is the mounting bracket. You want to make sure it fits correctly. Some minor adjustment will be needed like extra sanding and drilling the pilot holes for mounting to the wall. After the slide is fitted correctly you will want to glue up the top cap this holds the sliding mounting bracket in place. I have tested the strength of this bracket with my wood glue fully dried with 50-75lbs and it did not break. Once the top cap is assembled additional sanding is needed to get everything looking good. It is important to note that you should make the top cap a bit larger than the size of the base hook. The last part that you assemble is the hook. I use a vice to hold the hook in place and a bit of glue before I screw the screw in place. Check out my YouTube video for full details. If you haven’t already please subscribe.
The last step to this build is applying a nice coat of danish oil. My go to danish oil Waco and is made by Rust-Oleum. They are a good company and fully stand behind their products. You can purchase Waco danish oil on Amazon here.
That is it, you are done! Congrats, you now have built a wonderful modern coat hook. You are now a member of the DIY club. Let me know what you think of this tutorial and video. If you are interested in other things I build for my home check out my other blog posts here. You can also join me on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with my most recent projects!