Rack’ Em Up!

Rack 'Em Up!

This idea comes from Man-Made DIY, who, in turn, took inspiration from another designer. I love how the internet works.  I made a further spin-off of this when I made the jewelry stand for my niece.

This is a hat rack/coat rack/anything kind of rack made from fallen tree branches.  The wooden frame is made from old boards we scrounged out of our tipsy garage.  Don’t tell my landlord.

The branches came from fallen trees on that construction lot near our house.  You might remember that we cut down a bunch of saplings there in order to build our wattle fence (which I still haven’t finished, sorry).  These branches were ones that had already fallen due to hurricane-strength winds, or ones that were part of trees uprooted in the construction process.  So no trees were harmed in the making of this project.  Well, no trees were harmed by US, at least.

Rack 'Em Up!

We made two large racks, one for my dad and the other for Mrs. Nice.

First we cut up the planks we found in the garage, into 2 20″ lengths and 2 8″ lengths for each rack.

Rack 'Em Up!

With difficulty, we screwed them together.  The wood was pretty warped, so one one of the racks it came out a little crooked.

Rack 'Em Up!

Then we sprayed them black, because the wood wasn’t particularly interesting, visually.

Rack 'Em Up!

Then we cut lengths of branch to fit inside the rack frame.

Rack 'Em Up!

After sorting out what looked good where, we screwed those in as well.

Rack 'Em Up!

I later sprayed the top and bottom of the racks again to hide the screw marks.

Rack 'Em Up!

A finishing touch was a rusty bolt glued onto my dad’s.

Rack 'Em Up!

And some shells for Mrs. Nice.

Rack 'Em Up!

We left off hanging hardware because we weren’t sure where they were going to hang them.

Rack 'Em Up!

They look pretty good, all things considered.

Rack 'Em Up!

Functional, too.

Rack 'Em Up!

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

6 thoughts on “Rack’ Em Up!”

  1. I love these! They’re adorable and they look like something you could find in one of those really pricey we’re-cooler-than-IKEA European furniture stores, except it would probably be made out of plastic in the store. I want one!

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  2. Too cute. I have been looking for a coat, hat scarf hanger for my side entry. I need it high enough off the ground that my labrador will not hit it. So this is pefect and goes with my furniture.

    Thanks

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    1. You’re welcome — just make sure your lab doesn’t decide to make off with some of the sticks. While we were in the process of putting ours together, our corgi was very interested in the scraps …

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    1. Not at all. They were pretty aged when we picked them up in the first place and we made sure to use sturdy ones with good twigs coming off, so they’ve both held up well to regular use (hats and coats and scarves mostly).

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