Copper Reindeer Coat Rack

Copper + birch make an endeering combination — we can't rein in our excitement over this easy, DIY decor piece.

HGTV Dream Home 2019 in Whitefish, Montana

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Oh deer! We can’t get enough of this mountain-chic piece. Create an animal-themed statement with a few simple steps and add just the right amount of rustic charm to your home.

Materials Needed



Fashion the Head

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Begin by creating the head of the reindeer. Using 5-inch birch logs, lay out a base of three logs next to one another. Use a 1-inch hole saw to drill a hole for the copper pipe to slide into. To do so, clamp two pieces of scrap wood to your work surface close enough to cradle the log and prevent rolling. About 1/2 inch from the end, drill approximately one inch into the log. Repeat with a second log.

Complete the Structure

Place the three logs beside one another on their ends and face the two drilled logs with holes out. Secure by screwing two brackets on the ends of the three logs, drilling pilot holes to prevent splitting. Once the brackets are attached on the end, lay the bundle down and further brace with a small corner bracket between each log. Repeat with two more logs and then a final log on the top.

Attach the Antlers

Wearing protective gloves, remove all price tags and markings from copper pipes with nail polish remover. Cut the pipe according to the cut list using a copper pipe cutter. Mock up the antler shape using the photos for reference, and secure copper pieces together with E-6000 glue. Use small scrap pieces of wood to hold the copper at correct angles while glue sets.

Attach Antlers to Head

Once the glue sets, spread some glue into the two pre-drilled holes in the birch logs. Fit an antler into each side and allow to dry. Attach two sawtooth hangers on the back of the logs, and hang the rack on the wall.

HGTV Dream Home 2019 in Whitefish, Montana

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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