The ideal hat rack should be decorative as well as functional and be located near the most frequently used entrance of the home. Dedicate space in your house for hanging outer garments, removing shoes and, of course, hanging hats.
A wooden hat rack made of vintage porcelain door knobs mounted on the wall is an inviting and welcoming look for a foyer or mud room. Different styles of hat racks can be used in other rooms of the house as well.
Sporty Hat Racks
Honor the sports enthusiast at your house by making a hat rack pertaining to his favorite sport. For the golfer, cut a 1-by-4 piece of wood about 30 inches in length. Use a reciprocating saw to remove three to four golf club heads just at the point where the head meets the shaft. Insert these ends into snug drilled holes interspersed over the wood. Hang the hat rack onthe wall and place hats on the golf heads.
A vintage boat oar functions well as a hat rack with just a little work. Simply attach wood pegs along the length of the oar to hang the hats on and secure onto the wall. Baseball bats and hockey sticks can be adapted easily with wood pegs down the center.
Double-Duty Hat Racks
Hat racks can be designed to perform double duty by accommodating both hats and additional outer garments. Mount several different styles and finishes of hooks onto a highly polished wood board to make for a more interesting piece. Alternate the positioning of the hooks on the board to get maximum display space for both hats and coats.
You could apply this same idea using large drawer pulls on which to hang the hats instead of actual hooks. Likewise, instead of polishing the wood, prime and paint the wood base in a vibrant red to draw deserved attention to this unique piece.
Space-Saver Hat Rack
This minimal hat rack makes the most of every inch of available space and can be installed quickly into a corner of the room. Buy a 3-foot length of chain, small key rings and stainless steel organizing clips to make this rack. Use needle nose pliers to pry apart the chain, slip the key ring through, clamp the chain together and thread the stainless steel clip onto the key ring.
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