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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Easy How to Project - Build a Planked Coat Rack

Planked Coat Rack

Coat racks are great for organization! Not only do they organize – well – “coats” but they can also organize backpacks, dog leashes and harnesses, tote bags, etc. and they are easy to make, too!

Planked Coat Rack with Coat Hooks

1-1/4” pocket hole screws
Wood glue
Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
1 - 1x2 at 6’
1 – tongue and groove beaded plank at 8’
I used scrap pieces of tongue and groove planks left over from another project. The pieces were about 10” long. I drilled pocket holes in the top and bottom of them so that I could secure them to a 1x2 board.

coat rack project

The length of the 1x2 will depend on the length of the planks when they are assembled. Just insert the tongue in the groove for each of the planks then measure the length and cut the 1x2. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 1x2 pieces. Secure the planks to the 1x2s using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

coat hooks on a planked rack project

Cut two more 1x2 pieces that measure the height of the assembled piece and secure them in place with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the pockets holes in the longer 1x2s.

Any stain or paint can be used on this piece. I chose a blue stain.

easy diy coat rack

Once the finish is dry, hooks can be added. I used double coat hooks in a nickel finish and screwed them to the front of the planking. I added hangers to the back – I normally use soda can tabs with a washer and a screw. A French cleat can be used, as well as d-ring tabs, whatever your preference!

diy coat rack close up

diy coat rack finished product

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