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
. 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.
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)