DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Add a modern touch to your home with this charming, wooden DIY coat rack that is perfect for entryways and foyer areas. We’ll show you how to cut the lumber, assemble and paint or stain this DIY project so you’ll have a convenient place for all of your coats, hats and scarves.

Skill Level: Intermediate
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  1. Step 1 Create the Bottom of the Rack

    Create the Bottom of the Rack

    Using your mitre saw, cut one end of the two 7′ long pieces of pine on an angle of your choice making them the “bottom” such that when you lean the coat rack against the wall, thebottom of the pieces will sit flush on the floor.

    Lay the two 7′ long pieces on their sides and parallel to each other approximately 2′ apart. On the other (“top”) end of the 7′ long pieces, place a 2′ long piece (9′′ x 3/4′′) flat in between themand drill/screw on the outside of the two 7′ long pieces to attach them all together.

  2. Step 2 Insert the Supports

    Insert the Supports

    Turn the coat rack on it’s side and insert the 2′ long piece of 2′′ x 3′′ in-between the two 7′long pieces approximately 16′′ from the bottom to serve as support for Step 4. Drill/screw to secure.

  3. Step 3 Create the Bottom Shelf

    Create the Bottom Shelf

    Place the second 2′ long (9′′ x 3/4′′) piece on top of the 2′′ x 3′′ support (from Step 3) and drill/screw to secure. This will serve as a bottom shelf and/or ledge.

  4. Step 4 Attach the Dowels

    Attach the Dowels

    Measure where along the top board you want to place the three 4′′ dowels. Use wood glue to attach them and provide additional support (optional) by drilling/screwing to secure in place.

  5. Step 5 Paint or Stain your Coat Rack

    Paint or Stain your Coat Rack

    Paint or use your favourite wood stain on the entire coat rack and you’re done!

This article was published in partnership with Craftberry Bush.  

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