The necktie is a symbol of sophistication and power. It is the finishing touch to a well-dressed man’s outfit and can make a woman feel confident and stylish. Wearing a necktie can also be a sign of respect and professionalism. Whether you are dressing for a job interview, an important meeting, or a night out on the town, a necktie is always a good choice.
Organizing my husband’s ties used to be a huge challenge for me. No matter how meticulous I get, arranging them ever so carefully, his tie drawer will be a mess by the end of the week. Inevitably, I would find ties crumpled up at the bottom of the drawer, or tangled around other ties.
It was a never-ending battle. And so I have to start with the process of arranging them again. You bet I constantly nagged him about it – but nothing happened. I guess I’ll just have to do it myself then. That’s just the way it is with men, they never listen!
I was on the brink of losing my sanity when a friend of mine gave me a tie rack hanger that she made herself. I don’t know what I would have done without that tie rack hanger. It’s helped me keep my husband’s ties organized and out of the way, and it’s been a total lifesaver. I’m so grateful to my friend for making it and giving it to me.
I’m so glad I found this tie rack hanger! It’s been such a game-changer for me. I wanted to replicate the hanger so I could give some to friends. Fortunately, my husband loves to work with his hands and has great woodworking skills. He was able to quickly make a few more hangers for me. Now my friends can enjoy the same benefit of having a stylish and organized way to hang their ties.
As of today, I have given more than a dozen tie rack hangers to family and friends. I personalize them with names or quotes. Needless to say, the gift is a huge hit! I love seeing the joy on their faces when they open up their new tie rack hanger, personalized just for them.
Materials needed for this DIY tie rack hanger:
- Dowel Rod
- Wood glue
- Table saw
- Drill with drill bits
- Measuring tape
We will be making a 15″ wide hanger with 2 vertical pieces that hang down to the end. This will be great for hanging neckties in your closet, in line with your clothes. The dowel rods going across will make it easy to hang the ties and keep them organized.
Let’s start with the hanger! You can download a hanger design of your choice and trace them into the wood you have. Cut them off with a saw, and then use a file to smooth off the edges. Then we can proceed to prepare the vertical pieces of the hanger, you can opt to have a 1″x1″ piece of wood with a length that suits you.
You can then mark the vertical pieces and drill the holes in them. Now that you’ve marked and drilled the vertical pieces for dowel insertion, take care to ensure that both pieces have the same measurement. This will ensure that your tie rack is level. Dowel placement can be tricky, but with a little patience, you’ll get it just right.
Next, cut the dowels to the desired length of the tie rack. Make sure it won’t exceed the hanger’s width. You can always trim the dowels later if needed.
Finally, you can assemble your tie rack hanger, start by sliding in the dowels on the vertical pieces into the drilled holes you made a little earlier, and secure them with glue. To complete your project, you’ll need to connect the vertical pieces to the hanger. You can do this by drilling pilot holes and then connecting them with screws. Be sure to use screws that are long enough to go through the hanger and into the vertical piece.
Would you need to have a tie rack hanger organizer for your husband or father perhaps?
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Watch the tutorial video below to learn how to make a DIY tie rack hanger.