A Simple DIY Branch Coat Rack

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Living in the middle of a forest, I am obviously surrounded by branches. Some days they are the bane of my existence, falling on my metal roof with a loud 'CLANG!' and giving the lawnmower fits. But most days they can come in pretty handy. For instance, I currently have an entire wall of branches and saplings serving as a trellis for climbing flowers. Any project that uses this abundant resource catches my attention, and this particular one is destined to become a part of my home.

I have been kicking around the idea of a series of hooks or pegs made from a branch but did not manage to come close to this beautifully simple design from Instructables member slylee. Its genius lies in the fact that you do not need one long perfect branch for it to work. Trust me, the perfect branch is hard to find. Instead, a series of short pieces with protruding hook-like branches are held in place by a box frame.

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Even if you do not have access to a large supply of branches, you can still probably make this project happen. And, as slylee points out, it even creates a small shelf on top. Easy to build, looks great, completely customizable--we are hooked.

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(Images: Instructables member slylee. Via: One Pretty Thing)