Building blocks are one of the most popular toys available, and if you’ve got kids you probably have more than one set of blocks. Instead of storing or giving away your extra set of blocks, use them to build this cute hat rack for your growing kids.
A drill press will make this job much easier because you need to make sure the hole goes straight down and not at an angle or else your blocks won’t line up correctly. But we used a small table vise and a cordless drill, which worked out great.
To make the top of the hat rack, bore a hole the size of the big dowel into the bottom of the rectangular block. Switch out drill bits and make the four holes — one on each side — for the hat rack pegs. Drill those holes at about a 45-degree angle.
Drill a pilot hole into the bottom end of the dowel to accommodate a wood screw. Drill another pilot hole through the bottom of the base. Insert the dowel into the base and fasten with a wood screw. Add a little dab of wood glue to make sure it stays seated on the base.