After looking for a coat rack in home improvement stores and online, I still could not find the right size and shape I wanted.
Therefore I decided to make a DIY coat rack using industrial hooks for organizing our coats, shopping bags, and totes in our mudroom.
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**I purchased this lovely market tote while on vacation in Seaside, Florida, but I found this similar one online.
How to Build a DIY Coat Rack
Since the space for the coat rack was only 20 inches wide, I had to make a custom coak rack.
Supplies and Tools
- Lathing lumber (you can use any type of wood for this project)
- Cast Iron Hooks or wall hooks
- Nails 1/2 inches long
- Finishing paintbrush
- Gloves (these are my favorite ones)
- Tack cloth
- Measuring tape (this is my favorite one)
- Chop Saw
- Eye protection
- Wood pencil
After gathering my supplies, I am ready to build industrial pipe coat hooks for my command center wall.
Measure and Wood Cuts
I selected lumber from my scrap wood pile since I only needed a 20″ finished length of cut lumber.
Since the lumber had some damage, I used the area that was in perfect condition; therefore, I paid nothing for the lumber.
Sand and Apply Wood Finish
After cutting my lathing, I sanded it by hand with a piece of sandpaper. However, you can use a palm sander to achieve a smooth finish.
Once I was satisfied with the smoothness of the wood, I cleaned it off with a tack cloth. Note: Using a tack cloth is a great idea to remove all the sawdust before finishing your wood. I like using a water-based finish since it dries fast, and the cleanup is easy and fast.
Next, I painted on the finish with long strokes following the grain in the wood. After 30 minutes, the finish was dry to the touch to attach the flanges and hooks.
My first step was to measure the flange’s diameter to calculate the spacing between each one. Then, once satisfied with the flange placement, I marked the centers with a pencil.
The screws included with the hooks were too long, so I used a 1/2″ screw instead.
Note: You don’t need to drill pilot holes for this project. However, you can use a spot of wood glue to hold the flange in place while attaching them to the wood.
Note: make sure the writing on the flanges is facing the same direction. This will ensure a custom look to your finished coat hooks.
Installing Wall Mounted Coat Rack
Using a level and measuring tape, I marked the wall with very light pencil marks for the coat rack board’s placement.
This wall coat rack is perfect for a wall by your front door to hang your coats.
Using a drill, I installed a screw on either side of the hook board to attach to the wall.
Wall Coat Rack Additional Notes
- For your wood finish, dry times follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- You can finish your wood with stain, paint, wax, or any way you like.
- You don’t have to use pipe hooks for this project. Your choice for hook styles is endless.
This is another idea for a coat rack that is part of our DIY hall tree.
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