This step by step diy project is about how to build a coat rack. If you want to keep your cat really fit and in a good shape, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many woodworking projects and plans to choose from, so take a look over the rest of the project if you want to enhance the look of your home with a one-of-a-kind project.
We recommend you to invest in high quality materials when building the wall coat rack, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Use a pencil to mark the cut lines before adjusting the size of the components at the right dimensions. Align the wooden components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, especially if you want to use the cat tower for many years in a row. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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How To Build a Coat Rack
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- A – 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 36″ long BACK
- B – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 36″ long TOP
- C – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 6 1/2” long SIDES
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 7″ long, 1 piece – 37 1/2″ long TRIMS
- D – 5 pieces of hangers HANGERS
- 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 3 ft
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 6 ft
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 6 ft
- 5 hangers
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Building a coat rack
First, build the frame of the coat rack. We recommend you to build the back of the rack out of 1×8 lumber and the top component out of 1×6 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes along one edge of the top component and secure it to the back slat using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are flush, before inserting the screws.
Continue the project by attaching the sides. As you can notice in the diagram, you have to build the components out of 1×6 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and make the curved cuts using a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Drill pocket holes along the edges and secure the sides into place using 1 1/4″ galvanized screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
In order to enhance the look of the coat rack, we recommend you to attach 1×2 trims to the exterior of the structure. Therefore, cut the ends of the trims at 45 degrees, as in the diagram and lock them to the top component using finishing nails and glue. Leave no gaps between the components.
One of the last steps of the project is to attach the hangers to the back of the coat rack. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to place the hangers equally spaced and to secure them into place tightly.
Top Tip: Drill pilot holes through the back slat and insert 4″ galvanized screws into the studs, after making sure the rack is perfectly horizontal.
After assembling the coat rack we recommend you to check if the components are locked together properly. Insert the galvanized screws properly, making sure they are at the same level with the wooden surface.
Top Tip: Don’t forget to take a cover the components with stain, if you want to enhance the look of the wooden rack and to make it stand out. Use glue to lock the components into place.
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