Coat hooks don't necessarily connote hall trees. A simple J shape is the basic
form, with two holes for screws to attach to the wall. More interesting is a
pair of J shapes, one longer, the other shorter, with matching holes to make a
coat-and-hat. Then one gets fancy, with a single piece J shape with a kick out
at the top, for a coat and hat. All require a form board, but are simple.
Trivets can be as simple as a ring of 1/8 to 1/4 thick by 1/2 to 1" wide bent
into a ring and tacked, glued, or wired where the ends cross. 6" to 8" diameter
serve a number of purposes (I have a a ring about 7" fia, 1/2 high for 1/4 by
1/2" oak on my counter by the stove. It is sized for my favourite cast iron
skillet) More work is a spiral form. Wind the wood around a mandrel several
times and strap it in place. When released, the relieved tension will give a
nice spiral. You need to experiment to find the core for the mandrel and the
appropriate number of turns to get the desired finish size.
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