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Monkey business tree-shaped coat rack

Make a tree-shaped coat rack or hanger out of 12mm SupaWood and paint this in your choice of colour for a fun coat rack or hanger for a child's bedroom. Arrange with your local Builders Warehouse to cut half a sheet down to size, or make more than one and give them as gifts.


Piece of 12mm SupaWood - 750 x 1000mm
No More Nails adhesive
120- + 240-grit sandpaper
Choice of paint to finish
6 of 4 x 40mm cut screws
Dremel DSM20 Cutting Tool or jigsaw and clean-cut blade
Drill / Driver + assorted bits
Countersink bit
Tape measure and pencil



1. Mark the sheet of supawood into a 10cm square grid. This will make it easier to draw the tree shape onto the board. Don't forget to draw shapes for the base and 2 supports.

2. Place the board on a workbench and clamp securely. Use a Dremel DSM20 Cutting Tool or jigsaw to cut out the shapes. Sand all the pieces with 120-grit sandpaper to remove any uneven edge and then with 240-grit sandpaper to smooth.

3. Use Pattex No More Nails adhesive to secure the sections to the base. Once the adhesive is dry, I like to pop a couple of 4 x 40mm scews through the base for added security. Drill 3mm pilot holes and countersink before driving in the screws.

Paint is your choice of colour with Plascon Velvaglo, Plascon Sure Coat gloss enamel or Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.


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