Outdoor Faucet Handles as Coat Hooks

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We used old outdoor faucet handles to make a coat hook shelf for our laundry room to store kids backpacks and coats

Isn't this such a cute and functional shelf/coat hook area! Follow along below to see the steps we took to complete this.
I found two boards while digging through a wood pile in my parent's barn and then applied two different type of stains to achieve the color I was looking for. (I did the same technique for the pipe shelves). I found brackets at Home Depot that worked perfectly.
My husband found double ended self tapping screws at the hardware store. These are not your normal screws. There are wood threads on one end and machine threads on the other end. We used these so that the faucet handles could screw onto the machine thread end to create the hook.
Start by pre-drilling where you want the hooks to be placed. Justin used a 3/16″ drill bit and then hand screwed the wood threaded end into the hole. Then in order for the faucet handle to not move you will want to screw a nut on before the faucet handle is put on.
Once all the handles are screwed on and a nut has been screwed on the front you are done! Now hang coats, backpacks or decor til your heart is content!

Suggested materials:

  • Wood boards for shelf/coat hooks   (Parent's barn)
  • L brackets x 2   (Home Depot)
  • Wood Screws/self tapping screws   (Home Depot)
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Amy Duyck
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