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How to Make a Hatstand

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Published July 12th 2012
I'm not very talented. But here is a hatstand I made, with a little help from my friends.
It's a little wonky/I think it has character.


Step 1.
Decide, after 1 year, you can no longer live without a wardrobe/that you're too old for a floordrobe, and that a hatstand would make a perfectly acceptable alternative.

Step 2.
Begin your design with paper (in bed, of course).
This is two sheets of paper, slid over one another.
This is two sheets of paper, slid over one another.


The design is a little something like this, except more like trees and less like robot rabbits. Oh yeah, and I added a base to stop it toppling over.
The design is a little something like this, except more like trees and less like robot rabbits. Oh yeah, and I added a base to stop it toppling over.


Step 3.
Buy two giant MDF sheets from Bunnings (I chose thick ones, for stability). Onto them, sketch your design.

Step 4.
Make a kind friend work long into the night.

I'm pretty sure he used a circular saw. Mostly I just remember getting sawdust up my nose.

Step 5.
Arrive home around midnight with MDF tree strapped onto car.


Step 6.
Carry heavy tree to local park for spray painting (after sanding thoroughly).

And voilà! You're finished. I also screwed in some handles (door knobs) to hang bags from. Come December, I like to add tinsel.

Here it is a few years later in my hallway.

And here is a mini jewellery-stand version I made for a friend.
Photo taken by Sunji Duff
Photo taken by Sunji Duff
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Cost: Approx $40 in MDF
Your Comment
Nice idea so creative. Its unique and to be proud of
by Julian Groneberg (score: 3|1802) 1703 days ago
I love it :). Having one myself (or at least vicariously through my partner), its a great addition to the house :).
Brilliantly written!
by Joshua Kolmus (score: 1|15) 1720 days ago
Thanks :)
by - (score: 2|799) 1717 days ago
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