You might not think that coat hangers are ideal for holding most things other than tailored garments, but you would be wrong. The Hang On system by Pog Architecture demonstrates how these durable wooden trusses can be combined into unexpected structures to form an entirely different type of storage item: the shelf.
Four timber hangers are bolted together with their hook ends facing out and their pants rails facing in. These form a square that can be extruded into a deepening cubby with the incorporation of several adjacent modules.
For the sake of neatness, the Hang On units might be relieved of their side snags while their upper an lower metal loops might prove to be useful. Like series of hanger ledges can be hung above and below one another to produce shelving that requires little carpentry and few adhesives.