Thursday, October 4, 2018

Scrap Wood Hat Rack

My son never liked wearing baseball caps until the last year. Once he started accumulating hats and hanging them on his curtain rods, I decided I needed to make him a rack for them. Since we have a ton of scrap wood, I started racking my brain on how to use what I had on hand to make a hat rack.

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!

After looking on Pinterest for inspiration, I ended up on this simple design using a common 1" x 8" board and square molding.


Supplies Needed for Scrap Wood Hat Rack


1" x 8" board cut to length
1 piece of square molding
Rapid Fuse wood adhesive
Paint (I used Deco Art Outdoor in White and Blue)

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!
I laid the baseball caps out on my board to determine how many hooks I needed to cut and four worked best. I also used a pencil to mark where I wanted the hooks to go. After cutting the molding pieces with the chop saw, using a 45 degree angle, I glued them onto the board. Yep, just glue...no nails! I offset the hooks to add a little more interest to the piece.

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!

I painted two coats of white onto the board, letting dry in between coats. The white was a little too plain, so I decided to add a pop of color on the ends of the hooks. My son is a Duke fan and his room is a red, white, and blue theme, so I decided to go with a Duke blue color that I had on hand.

I taped off the bottom half of the hooks and painted the top half with two coats, letting it dry in between.

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!

This was one of the easiest projects I have ever done and I did not spend a dime! Sometimes it pays to be a hoarder of paint and wood scraps. 

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!

I simply hung it by using wall anchors/screws, but you could also use a french cleat or picture hangers, which would be hidden on the back.

Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!

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Make this easy hat rack using scrap wood!


2 comments:

  1. Love this, Mary! Isn't is great when you spend $0 on a project?

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it is always a bonus to use supplies I have on hand!

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