Making A Wooden Hook General Woodworking

This is a pretty simple one, a wooden hook that can be used to hang up coats or other items. You could make a few of these and they would be perfect to  mount on a coat rack. And while I may do that as well, my immediate need is for a hook to hang up my compressor air hose. Right now, I’m using the handle on the door for that:

Before painting the cabinet, I just had a piece of wood cut at an angle to hang the hose from, but I think I can come up with something that looks a bit better. I used the classic hook shape and a few common objects to draw it out on a piece of maple:

This has the very handy upper and lower hook typically used for coat and hat.

Then cut it out on the band saw:

Then rounded over the edges on my router table:

This left some burn marks that had to be sanded away. I used a homemade flap sander for most of it and finished it by hand.

I then gave it two coats of wiped on water based polyurethane to protect it and keep it clean before mounting it on the door and hanging the hose:

I made a short video going through the build from start to finish:

I made a printable template for the hooks:


The template is in a pdf format and has two hooks on a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 printer paper. Set your print to “portrait” and “full size” or “no scaling”.