Turn humble plumbing parts into a high-style wall hook with a host of finishing options.
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For tools, materials, and instructions on finishing these wall hooks, see the separate story on applying aged metal finishes.
Apply thread-locking fluid to the threads of both tees. (Work quickly. Thread-locking fluid has a working time of about 10 minutes.)
Screw a pipe nipple into all the openings of both tees. Apply thread-locking fluid to two 90-degree elbows and screw them onto the two pipe nipples opposite each other. Rest the elbows on a flat surface and adjust them until they’re even and 90 degrees to the third pipe nipple. Repeat for the other tee.
Screw the flange to the third pipe nipple on the tee. Rotate the flange so that none of the mounting screw holes are blocked by the tee.
Apply the metal finish of your choice to the assembled wall hook and mounting screws. (The aged black iron finish is shown.) Estimated cost: $48 for two wall hooks using the finishes shown.
When installing the wall hooks, try to drive at least two screws into a wall stud.