Once again I am way behind on posting... I actually finished this project in October but just now loaded all the pictures onto the computer! Anyway - I needed a place to hang all our aprons in the kitchen and have been loving the old yard stick coat racks I've been seeing around the web. I didn't have any old yard sticks and I was not about to pay the $8 per yardstick I was seeing online. Instead I found wooden rules on clearance at Office Max (I think I payed about $0.50/ruler), some scrap wood in the shed, and hooks to match my knobs and drawer pulls at Walmart. After I cut everything to the right size I used wood glue to attach the rulers to the wood and then rubbed the whole thing with Americana Decor deep brown Creme Wax (from Michaels) to make it look vintage.