Artist Matt Brown says, It was pretty heavily cracked and pitted, with knotholes and so on. But, I had a plan. A technique traditionally used with a color-matched epoxy to the wood, to give an ‘invisible’ repair.
Upcycle pruned branches into coat hooks. No directions; was a 'for sale' item . but could use pallets for the frame. Make sure branch sections are well dried. Pre-drill branch and frame. Use wood glue and screws (or pegs) to connect.