Brand New Branches
Rising tall, with arms stretching out as if to serve, the shapes of trees & branches are naturally endowed with excellent coat rack skills. Of course, hacking branches into various forms of racks is no new hack idea, yet new takes on the old trick renders it full of fresh hack-appeal. As we do not all have access to fallen trees in our back yards, I´ve also gathered some clothes rack ideas where a fallen branch or a couple of twigs will suffice to get you ready to make, among other things: Hanging Clothes Racks, Rods, Coat Racks & Coat Hangers…- Enjoy!
More is more
Fallen tree+Paint. Like the quirky style? Get more of it in my previous post on talented designer Nic Parnell
”If a tree dies, plant another in its place”/ Carl von Linné
Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me /William Jerome
Natural branches+black rope.
Irregular branch+white paint. DIY Tutorial here
Another painted example, using chains to lift the rod, D.I.Y tutorial available here.
Natural branch+2 hooks
For Toddler treasures
Easy Peasy Towel rack
Piece of drift wood+hooks
For Precious organizing
Twig+Paint+Small hooks. Like the painted twigs? More of those in this previous post
Gettin´ Twiggy with it
Frame+Pieces of twig+Glue+Screws. Go to D.I.Y tutorial here
Tweak´a´Twig Clothes Hanger
Coat Hanger Head+Twig. You don´t really need a tutorial for this one, do you?
The variety of stuff you can make with some branches are endless. The scope of application stretches far beyond the wardrobe. I´d like to finish off this post by sharing some pieces by designer Sebastian Errazuriz, who works a lot with the branch aesthetic. He works with Baltic plywood, but i´m thinking his pieces might inspire some real-branch hacking action to make shelves and tables inspired by his quirky cool creations.