It occurred to me that cheap stainless steel cutlery might just do the trick. My idea worked quite well I think. And with some more thought and care I believe they could be made to look really good.
By the way. I'm sure I can't have been the first one to come up with this idea, but I haven't seen it before.
All you need to make these simple hooks are:
- Spoons. As many spoons as you want hooks obviously. I guess there would be no reason not to use forks or splades or even splorks if that's what you like. I got some really cheap spoons from the two dollar store. Old silver could work nicely too. Make sure the handles are fairly strong, you don't want them to sag under the weight of a winter coat.
- A hammer and something heavy to use as an anvil. I actually used an anvil as an anvil and it worked brilliantly.
- A drill.
- Screws and something to drive them with.
- Something to attach your hooks to. This could be a wall, or a slab of timber which could be dressed up nicely and then attached to a wall, or a piece of furniture.
Step 1: Flatten the Spoons
Carefully flatten your spoons with your hammer. Try not to make too many nasty dents in them. A slightly rounded hammer makes it easier to be neat.
Step 2: Bend the Handle to Make Your Hook
Try to bend the handles evenly to a nice hook shape.
See the pictures.
Step 3: Drill Holes for the Screws
I found that one screw near the tip of the spoon was ample. But there's nothing stopping you from using more screws if you wish.
A centre punch makes positioning your drill easy.
Step 4: Secure Your Finished Hooks in Position
Simply screw your hooks into their final position and you're done.
Hangs some hats and coats on your new hooks and stand back and enjoy the sight of a job well done.
I hope you enjoyed this simple ible. Please feel free to comment.