I was shopping for unique hooks for our rustic cabin, and I was flabbergasted at the cost of the most interesting ones. Searching for cheaper alternatives, I cruised online and unearthed a heap of creative ideas. Then I rooted around in the old junk box and voilà—distinctive hooks with a real DIY feel. If you’re looking for a coat rack that expresses your DIY life, start digging and get creative! Here’s a gallery of new ideas to spark your imagination.
-Marcia Roepke, Art Director
The hitch pins for light-weight towing bars make a lighter weight rack.
Look for a variety of old doorknobs at antique stores and reuse stores.
An expanded wire lath background complements the décor of various styles of Mason’s trowels.
If you like a more commercial décor, visit the plumbing department for pipes and valves.
Change the hook size by screwing them open or closed.
Mix and match large lag screws and/or carriage bolts.
Faucet handles work well in bathrooms for hanging clothes and towels.
Cleats are small and inconspicuous and can be mounted almost anywhere on a solid surface.
Hand screw clamps help create a woodworker décor and make strong racks.