Step 7: Hang the Hooks

securing a hook to an antique column with a hand-held screwdriver
Photo: Laura Moss
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Drill pilot holes for the screws that come with the hooks, and use a screwdriver to turn them in by hand so as not to strip the soft metal. Repeat the measuring and installation process with 
the second row of hooks, but be sure to offset them from the row above.
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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