Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Homemade Heavy Duty Coat Rack

It’s been fun to look around my house and see what I have {or can complete} to enter the latest contest at The CSI Project. This week’s theme is “Hardware Store” projects.

Once again (as in my last CSI entry), visitors’ questions pointed me to what I could enter. My guests bent over to investigate the feet of the coat rack my husband built for me. They were surprised to see how we’d used bookshelf brackets for feet and a balcony post for the body!
This was definitely one of those long awaited projects to be completed. Years back, we’d found these great metal shelf brackets and hooks—can’t remember where, sorry! We were thrilled that they fit so well on a balcony post from a discount hardware store! All the pieces were shipped over with our stuff to Germany. My husband cut the ends down, stained the post, and assembled it there. He still wants to find a post topper for it the next time we’re in America.
It has lived up to its potential holding a gob of coats through the winter, and now we can see it/enjoy it a bit more in this season!


  1. Oh it's gorgeous, i love it! Thanks so much for stopping by, glad you did! Enjoy your day!

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  3. What a great project. I love that it has a purpose too!

    Thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's hardware Store Challenge! We hope you will come back next week for the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge -- The MS Craft Department are our guest judges!!!


  4. Wow I'm thinking all reclaimed wood and brackets. pow! thanks so much doll, brilliant idea



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