This step by step diy woodworking project is about coat rack stand. Building a wooden coat rack for your hallway is a straight forward process and can be done in several ways. In this article we show you plans for a classical coat rack made out of common materials. Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related plans, as there are many designs and woodworking projects to select from.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue t the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Projects made from these plans
Coat Rack Plans
- A – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 30 1/2″ long SUPPORT
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 13 1/2″ long SUPPORT
- C – 4 pieces of 1×4 – 3 1/2″ long LEGS
- D – 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 70″ long POST
- E – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 13″ long BRACES
- F – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 5 1/2″ long, 1 post finial CAP
- G – 4 coat hangers HANGERS
Building a coat rack
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the base for the coat rack. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and make 45 degrees to the ends, as in the diagram.
Drill pocket holes at the ends of the short components, align them to the long component and secure them together using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a cloth.
Continue the project by attaching the 1×4 legs to the base. Cut the legs out of 1×4 slats and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Attach the legs to the bottom of the base and secure them into place by using finishing nails and waterproof glue.
The next step of the project is to attach the vertical post to the base of the coat rack. Drill pocket holes along the four bottom faces of the post and center it to the base, as described in the diagram.
Make sure the edges are flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to create a rigid bond between the components. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled. Use a spirit level to check if the post is vertical.
In order to add support to the coat rack, we recommend you to fit 2×4 braces to the bottom of the structure. Cut both ends of the braces at 45 degrees and smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Plumb the post with a spirit level and then fit the braces to the base of the coat rack. Secure the braces to the coat rack with 2″ screws after drilling pilot holes. Leave no gaps between the components.
If you want to enhance the look of the coat rack, we recommend you to attach a piece of 2×6 lumber to the top of the post. Center the slat to the post and secure it into place with waterproof glue and screws. Then, fit a post finial to get a really professional appearance.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the rack from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the coat rack in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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