SCOTTY’S DIY

Scotty Cam shows you how to make a ver­sa­tile tie or sun­glasses rack.

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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.

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