Coat rack plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about coat rack plans. If you want to learn more about building a simple coat rack with storage for your entryway, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Check out the rest of the woodworking projects, as there are many plans to choose from and many ideas to use for your home.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the hall coat rack to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Coat rack plans

Building a coat rack

Building a coat rack

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 6 1/4″ x 13 3/4″ long SIDES
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 13 3/4″ x 34 1/2″ long BACK
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 5 1/2″ x 34 1/2″ long SHELF
  • D – coat hooks HOOKS
  • E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 2 1/4″ x 36″ long TOP

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a coat rack

Building the sides

Building the sides

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides for the coat rack. Therefore, you need to mark the cut lines on the 3/4″ plywood sheet and get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

 

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

 

The next step if to attach the back to the sides of the coat rack. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to drill pocket holes along the sides of the back. Align the edges with great care and insert 1 1/4″ screws to secure the components tightly. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.

 

Fitting the middle shelf

Fitting the middle shelf

 

Continue the project by fitting the middle shelf to the structure, as described in the diagram. Cut the shelf out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the shelf into place and secure it to the sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and use a spirit level to check if it is perfectly horizontal.

 

Fitting the cot hangers

Fitting the cot hangers

 

Fit the hooks for the cot rack and space them apart according to your needs. Choose an appropriate design for the hooks that matches the style of your home.

 

Attaching the top shelf

Attaching the top shelf

 

One of the last steps if to attach a 2 1/4″ wide piece of plywood to the top of the coat rack, in order to create another storage shelf. Align the edges with great care and secure the component to the structure by using brad nails and glue.

 

Coat rack plans

Coat rack plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the wood coat rack.

 

 

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