Introduction: Scrap Wood Coat/backpack Hanger

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Quick and easy coat rack or backpack hanger

Step 1: Cut Lumber

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Rip 2x4 cedar slightly off center down the length of the board

Step 2: Assembly

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Lay out the wood in your desired pattern. lay a wavy line of wood glue between the bottom 2 pieces of wood and clamp together. Screw three 2 1/2 in. wood screws through each end and middle of the board (you may need more or less depending on the length). To prevent splitting you may want to predrill the holes before screwing together.

Once you have the bottom two pieces assembled, add the next pieces one by one by removing the clamps, adding glue and then screwing from the top followinging the above steps .

Step 3: Hooks

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You can use just about anything for hooks (doorknobs, railroad spikes etc.). I used the legs off an old iron patio chair I had lying around. make sure to attach them securely and with proper glue or hardware

Step 4: Mounting

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locate studs in your wall to screw into or use 75 lb drywall anchors. mount the rack by screwing directly through the middle row of wood.


schnurrbart made it! (author)2014-09-26

I needed to build a coat rack for my entry way for the upcoming winter and this design seemed like an interesting/fun build. I didn't have much scrap wood lying around so I bought a 2x2x6' post and a 1x10x8' board and cut them to some different sizes. I had some wood stain around from past projects so I used three different wood stains on different boards to make it stand out. I also added a shelf on the top to leave keys, gloves, etc on when I hang up my coat. As for the hangers, I found some cheap curtain hold-backs at BB&B that worked nicely. Thanks for the idea and the inspiration!

Awesome, it looks great!

M3G (author)2014-06-22

Nice work!

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