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Lego coat hanger for child's bedroom

This Lego block coat hanger is a colourful and fun way to encourage young children to hang up their clothes. It's made using a piece of pine and a large pine dowel that is glued together and sprayed with Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover in bold primary colours.

 

Piece of pine or supawood 100mm wide x 900mm length
Pine dowel pine curtain rod approx. 34mm diameter
Pattex No More Nails adhesive
180-grit sandpaper
Wide masking tape
Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in your choice of colours
Wood glue
Jigsaw, mitre saw or handsaw
2 picture hangers or keyhole brackets

You will find everything you need for this project at your local Builders Warehouse.

 

1. Use a mitre saw or jigsaw to cut the dowel into 50mm long sections. There are 22 blocks on the Lego coat hanger shown here. Use 180-grit sandpaper to sand the edges of the blocks.

2. Arrange the blocks on the length of board before you glue the blocks down. Place a small bead of Pattex No More Nails adhesive to the underside of each block and press in place.

GOOD TO KNOW
Once the adhesive was set, I also added a screw through the back of the board and into the block.

3. Mask off each colour block and apply 2 to 3 light, even coats of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint. Let this dry and then carefully peel off the masking tape and re-apply to paint the next block.

GOOD TO KNOW
Apply a thin layer of wood glue to the cut edges if you are using supawood to seal the edges and use less spray paint.

Mount the Lego coat hanger onto the wall by securing 2 picture hangers or screw 2 keyhole brackets to the back of the frame.

 

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