Step 6: Map Out the Hook Placement

painter's tape marks the diameter of an antique column for hanging hooks
Photo: Laura Moss
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Determine the locations for the top row of three coat hooks by wrapping tape around the column to find its diameter. Remove the tape, divide its length by 3, and mark the spacing. Then put the tape back on the column and use the marks as a guide.
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    Tools List

    • carpenter's pencil
      Pencil
    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • combination square
      Combination square

    Shopping List

    Wood column

    6 coat hooks with screws

    Circular wood plaque

    Three open-ended boxes
    (8-, 10- and 12-inch square)

    Wood screws

    Painter's tape

    Wood glue

    Paint (small sample pot)

    1 quart clear acrylic polyurethane