Poplar (Chap. Iii., Par.
42) or any soft wood.
1 pc. 7/8"x4 3/4"x18" S 2 S
Hanger. 1 pc. Cop. Bess. rod 5/32" x8" Hook. 1 Cop. washer 5/32".
A coat hanger should be more than simply a place to hang a coat; it should be so shaped as to keep the coat from wrinkling. This design provides a support for the collar, which is often omitted in a shop-made coat hanger. Notice in the picture that the top is not a continuous curve. If you will experiment by hanging the coat on a hanger made with a continual curve, and then on a hanger made like the illustration, you will see how much more satisfactorily this shape protects the form of the shoulders and collar of the coat.
A pole such as a dowel rod or a broomstick furnishes the most convenient arrangement for a wardrobe, because it will hold a great many coat hangers like this without crushing the garment. This pole is simply a horizontal rod placed at the convenient height and so none of the garments will touch the wall when they are hanging in position.
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Suggestions For Original Design
If this piece of material is furnished S 2 S, it will not be necessary for you to plane the surface, for it will be smooth enough for you to lay out your work. Select the best surface, and make it the working face (Chapter II., Paragraph 2); plane one edge perfectly straight and square (Chapter II., Paragraph 4) for a working edge. Plane one end perfectly square with the working edge and the working face (Chapter II., Paragraph 5). It will not be necessary for you to plane the other edge, nor the other end, but you should make all measurements from the working edge and working end. With a lead pencil, carefully lay out the work on the working face. You will see in the drawing that some of the curves are to be laid out with the compasses; some of these may be drawn free hand. You may use your own ideas in laying out this piece of work, but it is most important that you make the two sides of the coat hanger alike. Whatever curves you use must be the same on both sides. With the turning saw, or coping saw, saw as laid out. With the drawing knife, or wood file, carefully round all the curved edges of the coat hanger.
In the front view, as shown in the drawing, the inside line indicates where the round edge begins. You may leave a well-defined line here on each surface of the work, or round it down, making a perfect, continuous curve, as you see fit. Sometimes the under side of a coat hanger is not rounded; you may leave these edges square if you like. Be sure that you remove all irregularities, making the coat hanger perfectly smooth.