The Ultimate Sports-Cap Hanger

Step-by-step instructions for building a display for your collection
By: Matt Fox
SH04F191ROOMBYROOM

SH04F191ROOMBYROOM

Whether you collect NFL team caps or buy hats in all the places you travel to, this hat hanger will bring them the attention they deserve. Here’s how to make it:

Materials and Tools:

1-by-6-inch poplar board of desired length
1-by-3-inch poplar board of desired length
router with Roman-ogee bit
drill
glue
drywall screws
sandpaper
primer and paint
pencil
coat hooks
wooded buttons
awl or nail
molly bolts

Steps:

1.Use a router with a roman ogee bit attached to route one edge of the 1-by-6 and one edge of the 1-by-3.

2.Place the 1-by-3 on the 1-by-6, creating an L-shaped shelf. Attach the boards by drilling pilot holes with a countersink along the 1-by-3, running a bead of glue along the top edge of the 1-by-6, placing the 1-by-3 in position and secure with 1¼-inch drywall screws. Lightly sand the edges of the board and apply a primer and paint the color of your choice. If you want to be a little fancier, you could use oak boards and stain the hanger.

3.Place the hats along the 1-by-6, allowing a little space between them (I left about an inch). Make pencil marks where the hats should be placed and drill pilot holes for the screws that came with your coat hooks and attach. The hooks should be placed about 2 inches from the bottom of the 1-by-3.

4.To mount to the wall, drill four pilot holes evenly spaced along the board. Make the holes large enough so that small wooded buttons can be placed in them. The buttons will hide the screw heads once the hanger is attached to the wall.

5.Set the hanger in position, make sure it’s level and push an awl or nail through the pilot holes into the wall. This will indicate where to place self-anchoring molly bolts. Hold the hanger back in position and attach with drywall screws. Hide the screws with the buttons, and touch up with paint.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Build a Fabric Hanger

Step-by-step instructions for making a simple rack for quilts and linens

How to Make an Easy Macrame Plant Hanger

By using basic supplies from the hardware store, you can make this easy macrame hanger to display your favorite houseplant. This project can be adjusted to fit any planter, and since the rope is polyester, you can also hang this project outdoors.

Wall-Mounted Hanging Votives

Metalsmith Sandy Cozad of Kearney, Mo., twists wire to create hanging votives.

How-to: Hanging Jewelry Storage

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

Ukulele Wall Hanging

This retro ukulele wall hanging is made with aquarium gravel.

Clever Faux Mantel Wall Hanging for the Holidays

No mantel? No worries — Santa will be sure to stuff your stockings when they're hanging from this clever faux mantel wall hanging made from a drop cloth, drapery hardware and chalkboard paint.

DIY: Hanging Mason Jar Storage

Steal this DIY idea from Shannon Quimby’s recycled kitchen featured in HGTV Magazine by following her step-by-step guide.

Expressive Box Wall Hanging

Marie Weichman embellishes this clay box wall hanging with objects that reflect her creativity.

How-to: Patterned Clothes Hangers

Follow the directions below to complete this DIY wallpaper craft from HGTV Magazine .

Build a Brass and Aluminum Wall Hanging

Assemble and display this geometric-shaped metal wall hanging using basic metalworking techniques.

On TV

Tiny House Hunters

6:30am | 5:30c

Flea Market Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Flea Market Flip

9:30am | 8:30c

Flea Market Flip

10:30am | 9:30c

Flea Market Flip

11:30am | 10:30c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Fixer Upper

1pm | 12c

Fixer Upper

2pm | 1c

Fixer Upper

3pm | 2c

Fixer Upper

4pm | 3c

Fixer Upper

5pm | 4c

Fixer Upper

6pm | 5c

Fixer Upper

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Fixer Upper

8pm | 7c

Good Bones

9pm | 8c

House Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Bones

12am | 11c

House Hunters

1:30am | 12:30c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Fixer Upper

3am | 2c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.