Scotty Cam shows you how to make a versatile tie or sunglasses rack.
Make a tie rack – it’s easy!
BEGIN WITH MEASURING TAPE; PENCIL; PIECE OF TIMBER (I USED MAPLE); DROPSAW OR HANDSAW; SANDPAPER; CORDLESS DRILL & 25MM SPADE BIT; TIMBER STAIN; CLEAN RAG; ROPE; UTILITY KNIFE
STEP ONE Decide how big your tie hanger will be. This depends on how many ties you have! My rack will be about 700mm long. Using measuring tape and pencil, mark length of tie rack on timber. Using dropsaw or handsaw, cut timber to size. If using power tools, wear ear and eye protection. STEP TWO Use sandpaper to smooth all edges of timber. STEP THREE At each end of timber, measure and mark 50mm in from top and sides. STEP FOUR Use spade bit to drill two holes where marked. (This makes deeper holes on the back of the tie rack for rope knots, so the rack can hang flat against a wall.) STEP FIVE Using clean rag, rub timber stain into timber. STEP SIX Measure a piece of rope that’s a little longer than the tie rack. Using the knife, cut rope to size.
STEP SEVEN Thread rope through one hole from front to back, tie a knot at end of rope and pull rope taut so knot sits inside hole. Repeat at other end of tie rack.