50/50 Project: Wood Dowel Hat Rack

This project adds storage for bags and hats without taking up too much space.

50/50 Project: Wood Dowel Hat Rack

This project adds storage for bags and hats without taking up too much space.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials
(3) 6' wooden dowel rods
¾ yards twine or leather straps
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
(3) rubber pads to fit ends of dowel rods
Pencil
1" drill bits
Drill

Steps
  1. Drill a rubber pad onto one end of each dowel. Those ends will be the “feet” of the hat rack

  2. Stand all three dowels together on a flat surface. Using a pencil, mark drill holes on all three dowels to drill the holes evenly



  3. With the drill and a 1" drill bit, drill a hole through each wooden dowel 1½' from the top, using the pencil marks as a guide



  4. Line up two of the drilled dowels and insert wire through both of them, leaving about 4" of wire sticking out on each end



  5. Wrap the wire around the dowels two times

  6. Insert another piece of wire through the hole in the third dowel, and position it diagonally with the other two dowels. Tightly wrap the last wire around all three dowels



  7. Secure the dowels by twisting the loose ends of the last dowel wire together. Tuck in the wire end

  8. Use a hot glue gun to wrap and cover the wire with leather or twine



  9. Continue to wrap the leather or twine around the wire until the wire is covered



  10. Place the hat rack in the desired room and accessorize with hats and bags