Upcycle Your Cassette Tapes Into Retrodorable Coat Hooks

Upcycle Your Cassette Tapes Into Retrodorable Coat Hooks

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jan 19, 2011

Although we shifted from cassettes to CDs and from there to digital music, we still have a few cassettes around the house gathering dust. Now that we've spotted this neat coat hook on ReadyMade we know exactly what to do with those old cassettes that will not only keep them from the landfill but will also make a great gift. Did we mention the coat hook is pretty retrodorable?

Jeff McClure could not bear to throw away his old cassette tapes having fallen hard for their classic iconic looks. He decided that instead of binning the tapes he would turn them into coat hooks, and voila the cassette tape coat hook was born. The project takes about half a day to complete and is rated by ReadyMade as an Easy project.

To make this project you will need: 4 cassette tapes of the same color, 5×11-inch piece (approximately) of routered wood (available at Hobby Lobby and Michaels), flat or semigloss paint or stain (optional), picture-hanging kit (containing sawtooth hooks and picture-hanging hooks), tube of high-strength two-part epoxy(suitable for gluing plastics; he likes Loctite's Plastic Epoxy), and 4¾-inch wood screws with ½-inch countersink heads. The tools needed for this project are: a drill and bit that corresponds with the screws and a fine-tooth saw

We think these coat hooks would make a great gift for the retro and/or music geek in your life and are a great way to upcycle unplayable cassette tapes.

Check out the project on ReadyMade for the complete instructions.

For some more cassette DIY projects, check out these posts:

(Images ReadyMade and Flickr member _sarah_ licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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