Of all the things I have made, shelves have been constant and the simplest of them all, Read more
I started by cutting the heads off of the hammers leaving enough of the body attached to the head so the screws can be drilled in easily. I put them aside and started on the shelf (main body). The pallet wood was measured and cut down according to the designated space on my wall; I ended up with three longer pieces and three shorter pieces, these shorter pieces were glued to two of the longer pieces and then screws reinforced the bonding. The other longer piece of pallet wood was glued and screwed on to the longer side of the boards (this is the shelf area). I thought if I am going to be putting hammerheads on this I might need additional support for the thing. So I cut two pieces of steel and affixed it to each side of the shelf/coat rack, I added some clear coating and set it aside to dry. Now it was time to pick up our hammerheads and drill holes for the screws as well as drill holes on the coat rack to hold the hammerheads in place on the coat rack itself. For this adjustment, I used a three-inch screw and larger washers to secure them from the back of the shelf (they were very heavy!) Finally I added a couple of D-rings to the back of the coat rack so I could hang it on the wall and now it’s a unique wall shelf and coat rack that everyone asks me about when they come to visit me.