Honeysuckle Coat Hooks

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Invasive honeysuckle is cut from the hedgerow between fields.

Invasive honeysuckle is cut from the hedgerow between fields.

I can’t help it;  since last Friday, I have required every person who walks through the door to stop and admire our new honeysuckle coat hooks.  I love them!  Made from invasive bush honeysuckle, they are the epitome of a win-win project:

we cut down the invasive plants, and we made something both useful and beautiful from them.

Branches are cut close to the trunk, making natural hooks.

Branches are cut close to the trunk, making natural hooks.

 

 

 

 

Each piece of honeysuckle is peeled, ends are rounded, and rough places are sanded.

Each piece of honeysuckle is peeled, ends are rounded, and rough places are sanded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurrah for Robin Chesnut-Tangerman who shared the idea, showed examples that he had made at home, and guided students through to the completion of the project.

 

Congratulations to the students who persevered through cutting, carving, sanding, oiling, drilling, and mounting.

The board and hooks are oiled before the coat hanger is assembled.

The board and hooks are oiled before the coat hanger is assembled.

 

 

 

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Each hook has screw holes drilled before attaching.

Each hook has screw holes drilled before attaching.

 

 

 

 

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