I've accumulated quite a few straw hats here at the Hawaii House. What to do with them? I saw a similar idea somewhere in blogland and figured "I can do that!" I couldn't find an oar (reasonably priced) in Kona so ordered one from Pottery Barn (at least it was on sale) I planned on hanging my new Monkey Fist...but at 5'...the oar isn't really long enough to hold several hats and my knot. Oh well...I think it looks pretty cool and one more WHITE wall is decorated.