LumberJocks

Wooden Hangers

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-29-2021 11:08 PM 790 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are prototypes for making solid wood hangers. I keep having the plastic ones break and the wood ones we buy have the rod held in with a little pin nail and they come loose so I tried making a solid design.
These were just made from scraps of 1/2” mahogany and cherry that I salvaged from some raised panel doors.
They are 1/2” x8” x 15 1/2” and finished with semi gloss enamel

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





22 comments so far

View Eric's profile (online now)

Eric

1371 posts in 958 days


#1 posted 01-29-2021 11:25 PM

Great idea, and they look very nice. I would be concerned about the grain breaking.
Now on the lighter side you have been busy or you have to much time on your hands.

-- Eric, building the dream

View lew's profile

lew

13358 posts in 4840 days


#2 posted 01-29-2021 11:50 PM

They look pretty cool.

Like Eric, I was wondering about the grain direction in the hook area.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

8046 posts in 4438 days


#3 posted 01-29-2021 11:58 PM

First time seeing a hanger here on LJ’s. They look good and I think they are thick enough at the hook so the grain may not be an issue if you handle them with respect! Nice work Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View JCamp's profile

JCamp

1335 posts in 1635 days


#4 posted 01-30-2021 12:34 AM

Very cool. Seems like that is a expensive way to go but you might be on to something. Sell them as “lifetime hangers”. Others have mentioned breaking. If that becomes a issue I might laminate a thin piece of wood on each side of the hook and that should help.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

8863 posts in 3350 days


#5 posted 01-30-2021 12:36 AM

Those do look nice. I’ll be curious to know how they work for you.

View Cliff 's profile

Cliff

1909 posts in 2809 days


#6 posted 01-30-2021 12:41 AM

Good Prototypes. The Shape looks right I will look forward to seeing the hangers on Site.

Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

View pottz's profile

pottz

16925 posts in 2069 days


#7 posted 01-30-2021 12:43 AM

damn jim there you go showing off again-lol.man thank god my wife isn’t on here because id be making 30-40 of those tomorrow! those are beautiful man.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

7076 posts in 1906 days


#8 posted 01-30-2021 12:53 AM

I agree, they do look great.


Like Eric, I was wondering about the grain direction in the hook area.
- lew

However, as a showpice… who cares! I dare say that because…

... I keep having the plastic ones break and the wood ones we buy have the rod held in with a little pin nail and they come loose so I tried making a solid design.
- Jim Jakosh

At a few cents per plastic hangars, I could not justify the time spent which could be used more productively elsewhere (says he who is also guilty). Put a realistic $ value on your time and you may find wooden hangars could cost $100 each.

Sorry JJ, this time…
  • execution and looks 100%
  • practicality 0%.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View pottz's profile

pottz

16925 posts in 2069 days


#9 posted 01-30-2021 01:02 AM



I agree, they do look great.

Like Eric, I was wondering about the grain direction in the hook area.
- lew

However, as a showpice… who cares! I dare say that because…

... I keep having the plastic ones break and the wood ones we buy have the rod held in with a little pin nail and they come loose so I tried making a solid design.
- Jim Jakosh

At a few cents per plastic hangars, I could not justify the time spent which could be used more productively elsewhere (says he who is also guilty). Put a realistic $ value on your time and you may find wooden hangars could cost $100 each.

Sorry JJ, this time…
  • execution and looks 100%
  • practicality 0%.

- LittleBlackDuck


hey dont be a sour puss duckie,those are not about whats cheaper,meaning your or the hangers,but whats more beautiful and will last a generation.hey you can go back and make puzzles that no one wants or make beautiful hangers.for those that dont know our relationship,the duck and i are kinda of friends….kind of-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

7076 posts in 1906 days


#10 posted 01-30-2021 01:26 AM


hey dont be a sour puss duckie,those are not about whats cheaper,meaning your or the hangers,but whats more beautiful and will last a generation.hey you can go back and make puzzles that no one wants or make beautiful hangers.for those that dont know our relationship,the duck and i are kinda of friends….kind of-lol.
- pottz

Hey pottzy, you should know me better than that when you use the word cheap... cost is a 4 letter word missing from my vocabulary. Also ”A neat job” comment without a smart-arsed backhanded retort is something I avoid.
I am just being the devil’s advocate… They are beautiful and will last longer… but they will be hidden in a dark wardrobe covered in clothes that no one will be able to see (maybe some burglars).
Now if they were used to hang a mink coat displayed in the entrance hall that every visitor would see, you would not get a comment from me.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

9229 posts in 3494 days


#11 posted 01-30-2021 02:11 AM

Hangers??? OMG. Nice looking though.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

7076 posts in 1906 days


#12 posted 01-30-2021 03:23 AM



... the duck and i are kinda of friends….kind of-lol.
- pottz

Back to back the faced each other,
drew their swords and shot each other!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View mel52's profile

mel52

2063 posts in 1349 days


#13 posted 01-30-2021 03:29 AM

My wife would still find a way to mess them up, and then not know what happened to them. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

View Dark_Lightning's profile

Dark_Lightning

4562 posts in 4194 days


#14 posted 01-30-2021 04:03 AM

If they are flat, I’d buy the proper thickness of Baltic birch and machine the shape in a stack of them. I despise and haven’t used wire hangers in decades, (“NO wire hangers! No wire hangers!”) 8^) and I don’t appreciate that the plastic ones break if you look at them sideways.

A spindle sander would help with truing up the cut edges and a chamfer or round over bit could make short work of the sharp edges. Looks like an easy CNC job for some enterprising individual(s).With a little work, BB ply hangers could be the next US-made clothespin bonanza…even if the wood doesn’t grow in the US. I’d look into it if I was about 20 years younger. I’m too old for another job, and I have what I need to live. If I had any space, I’d put one of my sons on it.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

10370 posts in 3128 days


#15 posted 01-30-2021 05:36 AM

Fine looking hangers Jim. That’s all we use in our house. Were they easy to make. Seems harder than they look.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

showing 1 through 15 of 22 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com