How to: Make a Branch Hook

Category: Shelter / Difficulty Level: 1
Posted: 2013-03-29 14:57:32
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This is a cool rustic way to hang things, and a great way to make use of outside Spring-cleaning brambles from bush or tree-pruning and refuse...if painted/varnished, carved, or otherwise decorated this would make a cool and unique gift idea.

Inspired by The Art of Manliness article, "How to Make a Coat Hook from a Tree Branch"...this is The Urban-Abo version. ;)


Citation:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/01/29/how-to-make-a-coat-hook-from-a-tree-branch/

Instructions

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1). You will need the following:

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2). With cutting tool cut at least 1" from the top of the (smaller) hooking branch. Notice how the hammering tool is used to control the cut. Of course a saw can be used, this is a technique that works pretty well with out "modern" tools

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3). Trim the hooking branch if desired...

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4). Now cut at least 1" from the base of the hooking branch...

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5). Now split the base trimmed branch perpendicular to the hooking branch.

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6). You now have the basic branch hook, almost done.

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7). Here, I am taking my cutting tool and twisting a start-hole.

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8). With my drilling tool, here a modern electric drill, I start a fairly large hole; at least one that is larger than the head of the screws I intend to use...DO NOT drill all the way to the other side of the branch!

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9). Switch out drill bits to a smaller size, and drill all the way to the other side of the branch in the larger started hole. The purpose of using two differnent sized bits is creating a counter-sink to allow the screw head to sit flush or sunken in the branch.

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10). Voila! Your branch hook is now ready to mount on to your wall.

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11). Using your drilling tool or a screwdriver you can mount your new rustic-style branch hook.

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12). Give it a test run with whatever you wish to hang. Of course the branch can be stained/painted, varnished and even carved into with or without bark to match your style or taste. Have fun! :)

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