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This will be a coat rack

Begun finishing the backing board. I am trying to figure out which stretch of hooks to use. Either the smaller hook section of 8 or the larger section of 6. Tough choice.

If anybody on this forum finds hooks like these, please let me know, I am happy to pay a fair and honest price for them.
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It's hard to say, but I would make two separate ones.

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It's hard to say, but I would make two separate ones.
Oh, no doubt about that. Just wondering which hook section looks better on this piece.

I'll get around to making more of these. I've already made a few. Each one was mine which I got to hang my coats on for a full 48 hours before they sold. Lol! People love these.
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I see 6 on one and 8 on the other. I'd go with the 6 on that board.
Did you miss count, or did I. Lol

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I see 6 on one and 8 on the other. I'd go with the 6 on that board.
Did you miss count, or did I. Lol
Me, ha! I fixed it.
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I'd probably go with the shorter length of hooks to show off more of the board. And I don't own that many coats!

What were those hooks originally used for? I've never seen anything like them.
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What were those hooks originally used for? I've never seen anything like them.
I was wondering the same thing.
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I'd probably go with the shorter length of hooks to show off more of the board. And I don't own that many coats!

What were those hooks originally used for? I've never seen anything like them.

they were tack hooks in barns and stables. things like reigns would be hung on them. i pull them out whenever i'm let into a barn that has them, auctions, etc. they're pretty hard to find. hard enough that i'm working with a foundry in amish country to cast them for me.
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they were tack hooks in barns and stables. things like reigns would be hung on them. i pull them out whenever i'm let into a barn that has them, auctions, etc. they're pretty hard to find. hard enough that i'm working with a foundry in amish country to cast them for me.

As many barns that I have been into and torn down over the years, I never remember seeing one. Thanks for the information.
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As many barns that I have been into and torn down over the years, I never remember seeing one. Thanks for the information.
they're not very common and are usually long gone. if you do see any please let me know!
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now i like that thats cool. make 2. where can i find hooks like that?
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now i like that thats cool. make 2. where can i find hooks like that?
I'd tell tell you but then I'd have to...

Truth is they are very hard to find. I see only a handful each year.

I might start having them cast. If I do, they would cost somewhere around $30 per section plus shipping. Just depends on if I can get them going.

I've made a few coat racks out of them. They sell super fast. They are unique and really different. The first one I made, my barber bought it so I get to see it when I'm there - he loves it.

This is the one he has. I've made a few others but don't have photos on hand.

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