How to Make Wooden Hangers How to Make Wooden Hangers
A wooden hanger is generally better for garments than a wire hanger. You can even custom make them with just the right curve for your clothes. Here are 5 steps you can use to make yours.
Step 1 – Make a Template
Lay a wire hanger on a 1-inch piece of flat wood. Use a pencil to make a mark at each end of the hanger. Make a slightly curved line from one mark to the other.
Step 2 – Cut Out the Template
Use a jigsaw or band saw to cut out the template you just made, leaving a curved piece of wood 1-inch thick.
Step 3 - Round the Edges
With a router, round the edges of the curved piece you made. Finish smoothing the edges with sandpaper.
Step 4 – Attach the Metal Hook
In the middle of the curved wood piece, and at the top of the curve, drill a hole with a bit that is smaller than the diameter of the metal hook. Then screw the hook into the hole you drilled.
Step 5 – Finish
Finally, varnish or paint your finished hanger.