A stylish way to hang your coats

20 September 2012, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

As you may have guessed, the last two weeks have been quite hectic, due mainly to my open studio – thank you to all who were able to come and I do hope you enjoyed your visit! Now that I’ve got back to my normal routine, I’ve had a bit more time to work on my next idea…

The photos below show one of my new coat hook designs in the making. This one is just a sample and may receive a few alterations before being available to buy. I will make these in two, three and four peg versions. The two peg one being ideal for fixing to a door. The first two photos show one of the pegs being made. These are made from beech and are about four inches in length – I may shorten them a bit for the final design.

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Here we have all the components prior to being assembled. The backing board is 23mm thick and made from marbled beech. The pegs are spaced 120 mm apart and sit in a 20 mm hole. The natural edge is at the top and will be visible when the board is full of coats. Future examples will also be made from elm and spalted beech, with natural edges and character aplenty.

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Each peg has been cut to accept a wedge from behind. When glued and wedged, the pegs will not come loose.

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Glued up and finished. There are two holes pre drilled either side for mounting – screws and wall plugs will be supplied as standard. I will also include colour matched wooden plugs for filling in the holes.

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These will be for sale on my website quite soon in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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  1. Gravatar of michael hitchens
    michael hitchens15 October 2014 21:30

    Do you supply the pegs only. I would like them in softwood for painting I would only 6no and about 3inch projection.
    Thank you

  2. Gravatar of Jonathan Leech
    Jonathan Leech15 October 2014 22:20

    Hi Michael,
    Yes, I can supply the pegs only. I prefer to use hardwood, since it gives a better finish - there will be no difference in price. Are you looking for the same profile? I estimate them to cost aprox £7 each.

    Many thanks
    Jonathan

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