Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Crafts - Blanket Bar's!

I have been looking all over locally 
Dover Saddlery $19.90 + 6.95 shipping
** Dover's product description: Solid wood blanket rack with four 24" dowels with chain for hanging. 36" long, with 10" between bars for compact hanging at shows or in barn.

Nothing local and everything I found on line was reasonably priced until you figured in shipping.

So I got to thinking - this thing can't be hard to make - and more sturdy.   So off to the hardware store we go.

I purchased four 1 1/4" x 48" wood dowels, 20 foot of chain that will support 70 pounds, eye loops, and two rings.

My husband cut each dowel into two 24" pieces for a total of 8 dowels.   He then marked and installed the eye loops.

The hardest part was separating the chain link to attach to the eye loops in the dowels...

All most finished...

Finished product - 2 cooler/pad hangers !!

The best part - we made two of these for $46 !!!


  1. Hooray for you! It sure looks simple enough! Your blankets are going to look great hanging up there!

  2. Perfect! I love when stuff like this comes together. That's why my daughter made her own hay nets, she just liked her idea (and price) better. You guys did a great job.

  3. Very nice! And it will probably work much better for you than the retail one. Yours looks sturdier.

  4. very cool! you could be selling your stuff!

  5. ...awesome! I had no idea hubby was so handy! Musician and craftsman!

  6. Oh yay for wonderful husbands!!!! and what a wonderful idea

  7. Aiming for Grand PrixNovember 21, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Very nice!

  8. Handy Hubby and Creative You! Necessity (or Budget) is the Mother of Invention!

    Great job!
    This would also look cute and be useful in a bathroom to hang towels, or in a closet to hang pants, baseball caps or scarves!


  9. And now everyone knows why she keeps me around. ;)

    It was fun - nice to be able to use my brains to help the cause once in a while.


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