I Love DIY Coat hooks and I love Old Boards. Are you like me and have a love affair with old wood? Do your neighbors think you are slightly off your rocker because you are begging them for their old fence boards? Do you drive around your city after a windstorm and look for people throwing out old fence boards? Then you have come to the right place to upcycle your old wood!
Maybe you have a pile of old boards that looks something like this pile? I have too many old fence boards and old wood boards in my garage to count. I have a pile of my “special” fence boards. These are old boards that came from an old picket fence built in the 20’s. I scored a giant van full of them years ago at a Farm Estate Sale. It was amazing, $40 for as much old wood, old boards and old furniture as I could squeeze into my car.
I have used these old boards for many things over the years, I always save all the pieces of old wood. I use them to top off upcycled furniture, and the end parts are great for making Vintage Coat Hooks!
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You can use whatever hooks you prefer. I happened to have a whole bunch leftover from some old projects. I get mine from Amazon, there are two different kinds. I love these because they look like Vintage Reproductions. I use both the small hooks and bigger Double Hooks.
Begin by cleaning off the boards, depending on how rough the boards are, give it a good sand. Old wood can be super splintery. I didn’t sand mine too much as there was some great chippy paint on them. You can go ahead and put your favorite sealer on them at this point too. I used DIY Paint 100% Natural Clear Wax. It’s my favorite top coat, it sets up quickly and it is really easy to use.
Once the wax dries, buff your piece. At this point, add a D ring hook to the back for hanging, you want to put that on before you add your hooks!
Now it’s time to add your hooks! I drill a small pilot hole with my drill. I usually eyeball where on the old fence post or board to put it, but if you are the measuring type, you will have better success that it will turn out perfect!
Hope I inspired you to make some of your own DIY Coat Hooks from Old Fence Boards or Old Wood. If you have made things with old fence boards, please let me know! I would love to hear. If you have questions re any of the products I used or process, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me with questions.