Friday, January 22, 2016

How to Repair Maple Wooden Suit Hanger

Fig.1 360 degree swivel rod hook
hanger Description
By Gary Boutin

Tools and supplies
Broken wood hanger
Glue (wood)
Rubber bands Large

Its so easy when our personal things break down like this Maple suit hanger to just throw it away and purchase another new suit hanger. This maple hanger has been doing its duty of holding my work suits for over twenty years and it seemed that repairing the damaged hanger was better choice than spending six dollars to acquire a new hanger. 

This post shows the five steps to saving a Maple wooden suit hanger.

The top of the hanger has a chrome 360-degree swivel rod hook. A coat hanger is a wood device in the shape of human shoulders designed to aid the hanging of a coat, jacket, sweater, that prevents wrinkles. The wooden hanger resembles a flat piece of wood cut into a boomerang-like shape, and with the edges sanded down to prevent damage to the clothing. The wooden bar locks the trousers between a metal wire. Most quality wood hangers are using wood grown in the United States Of America: Bamboo, Beech wood, Birch, Cedar, Red Cedar, Cherry, Maple, Mahogany, and Walnut. Quality hanger also use a high-gloss finish, brown flocking and brass hardware while their counterparts use satin finish, black flocking and chrome hardware.
Fig.2 Pants clip
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the parts description of a wood hanger. Fig.2 shows the metal clamp which pulled out from the top part of the shoulders wooden frame.
Step 2: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows the hanger clamp is in need of repair. Fig.4 shows a metal wire was  roughed up so the wood glue would adhere to the shoulder wood frame.

Fig.3 Hole for pant clip
Fig.4 Rough up pant clip
Step 3: Fig.5 through fig.7 shows the application of glue on the metal clamp and the wooden part of the hanger.
Fig.5 Plastic protect
counter top
Fig.6 Titebond 
wood glue
Fig.7 Apply the 
lue liberally

Step 4: Fig.8 through fig.10 shows the clamp wire was being pressed into the wood frame. Titebond wood glue was the adhesive used to glue the clamp to the shoulder wood frame. 
Fig.8 Push in 
metal pin
Fig.9 Remove 
excess wood glue
Fig.10 Use rubber
bands if needed

Step 5: Fig.11 and fig.12 shows the wood hanger has been repaired and is holding a pair or slacks.   
Fig.11 Repair worked
Fig.12 Job finished

Note: Cedar is a natural insect repellent and inhibit mildew smells. A wooden hanger can be purchased in bulk between 74-cents to three dollars. 

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1 comment:

  1. Wood Suit Hangers from Bizarkdeal

    It's the little things that let me take pride in my home. Replacing my plastic white coat hangers (you know the ones) made the entire closet feel classier. Very good quality and beautiful appearance.