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Turn a metal coat hook into a personalized room decoration. Add designs with a woodburning pen and wood stains for a dash of color.
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From the 1 x 6, cut a piece 10 inches long. (If you don’t have a saw, ask a Lowe’s associate to cut the piece for you.) Sand the front face, edges, and ends smooth. Then sand to round over the front-facing edges and corners.
Use your computer to print out a name in a font you like. (Use a large, boldface font if you have space -- the letters can run vertically or on a diagonal.)
Rub a pencil over the back beneath the letters and trace the letters to transfer them to the wood. Then add other designs as you like to fill the space under and around the garment hook.
Use the woodburning tool to go over the patterns. Work slowly and press lightly, letting the tool do the work. Experiment with different tips on scrap wood before trying them on your project.
Lightly sand the burned surfaces and apply colored stains where you like. After the stain dries, spray on two coats of semigloss finish.
Position the hook on the wood block and mark the locations of the mounting screws. Drill 3/32-inch pilot holes. Then use construction adhesive to mount the block on a wall. (You can tape the block in position until the adhesive dries.)
Screw the hook on the block using the pilot holes.