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March 01, 2011

Make a coat rack from old forks and release your inner blacksmith - [Video]


Eric R

Thank you Mag's.
This will be a great project for the old silverware we were going to throw out.
I enjoy your videos.

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Hold the coat hook at the marked position on the wall. Drive the screws that you remove in Step 1 through the mounting holes and into the wall stud with a screw gun.


what was the least expensive way to melt or bend the forks i was planning on just using a pair of pliers will this work and what do i use to adhere them to the board.


You have to heat the metal if you want it to curve and twist. Using pliers alone will be frustrating. A simple propane torch is the cheapest way to heat a small area of the fork to the point of being malleable (i.e. when the metal gets to a creamy orange colour). I drilled holes in my forks and screwed them to the board so that they could hold a lot of weight.

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