Repurposed Electric Guitar into a Coat/Garment Rack
We have an electric guitar that was given to us by someone who was cleaning out their attic. I wanted to repurpose the guitar and after much contemplation decided to make it a coat/garment rack.
I cleaned the guitar up a bit. It took me a little while because I ended up having to take some of the guitar apart in order to clean it better. When I was putting it back together I had mixed feelings about taking it apart in the first place. It was much cleaner but it was a pain re-attaching all the pieces. One thing I didn’t re-attach was the strings.
I took a trip to Lowe’s and got some silver garment hooks that would match the silver on the guitar. I then placed the hooks on the guitar where I wanted them and marked the screw holes with a sharpie. I ended placing 6 hooks about 5 inches apart.
I had my husband’s help on pre-drilling the holes. This was the most important step especially when drilling into the neck of the guitar. We found it much more difficult fastening the hooks onto the neck of the guitar than the body.
The hooks were attached using a screwdriver.
Once all 6 hooks were attached there was nothing left to do but figure out how to hang the guitar on the wall. Due to the body and neck not lying flat on a given surface I had a dilemma. I bought these D-hangers in two different sizes at Lowe’s that I hoped would do the trick.
Two small hangers were fastened to the back of the body and the big hanger was attached to the back of the headstock.
With the two different sized hangers the distance from the guitar to the wall was balanced and would now hang on the wall without problems. My husband and I also thought it would be neat to use a guitar strap to hang it, or fastening hooks into the wall and placing the guitar on them. I tried the guitar strap hanger. Here are pictures of the results of using the D-hangers and the guitar strap. 🙂
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