When you have as many hats as I do, you start running out of places to store them! Still, it is nice to have a few on display, even if it means you have to be wary of dust! I had seen simple wooden hat stands online and thought "I can make that!" and an idea for a DIY was born. I'm no woodworker, but I figured I could find the supplies for such a basic project at my local craft store. I needed a few screws from the garage too, and I asked my dad to help me so I could photograph the process!
|vintage turned hat stands|
|vintage floral stands|
You will need:
-5/8" Wooden dowel
-Wooden discs or plaques (for the bases)
-Wooden spheres or more plaques (for the tops)
-Hand held saw (or something fancier I suppose)
-Paint or stain
First decide how tall you'd like your hat stand to be and cut the dowel to the correct length with a saw. Make sure this cut is straight across so that your hand stand will be level in the end and not lean to one side or the other.
Pre-drill into each side of the dowel with the drill so that the screw won't split the wood when you go to assemble the hat stand later.
Drill into the center of the wooden bases and tops in order to next screw them onto the dowel.
The sphere topped stand required a different method of construction. Instead of screwing it on from the top, you have to drill the underside with a 5/8" drill bit so it fits onto the dowel like a cap. Once you have the sphere cored use wood glue to secure it on top of the dowel.
It was super simple to put these two stands together, though I'll admit I have the advantage of my dad's help and all of his tools! Do you display any of your hats or do you keep them all safely stored?