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Making Coat Racks - Easy Ways

Jun 19, 2008
Making coat racks is not as difficult as it may seem. In fact, you can easily make a coat rack with a couple of pieces of wood, large sized dowel, screws, sandpaper or sander and stain or paint. The first thing to making coat racks is to decide on the size and style. For this example, a children's sized coat rack will be used. You will need a piece of wood, 2x4 or 2x6 at 3-4 feet in length works well for this. Sand the corners and ends and along the length. This will form the center bar. Take two smaller pieces of wood that are the same length and cut one in half, these will be used for the base as found on many coat racks so be sure that the pieces are large enough to support the coat rack. Then use screws to attach the two cut pieces at a 90-degree angle to the uncut piece so you form an X shape.

Once you have this in place you can screw the centerpiece in place to the base. This forms the basic design for these types of coat racks. Next take the dowel or you can use large C hooks if you like and place them where you would like on the center post. You may need to drill holes for this part of the process. Depending on what you are doing, you may want to paint everything prior to final assembly but most people simply paint after everything is assembled, wait for it to dry and it is complete. If a child is working on this project Adult supervision should be employed when making this project.

Wall mounted coat racks are even easier to make. Simply take a flat piece of wood at whatever depth and length you desire. Sand and design the surface as you like. You can leave it plain, bevel the edges, and do carving or even wood burning techniques. These types of coat racks can be designed with a great deal of creativity. You can even cut out themed designs if you desire. Then drill the holes for the pegs or hooks, sand the edges insert your pegs either with glue or screw them in. Then sand any glue or edging that might have been damaged and finish as you desire.

Coat racks that follow the hall tree design are going to take significant work, as they are larger pieces of furniture and usually require a significant amount of specialized tools as well as the room necessary to assemble the various parts as well as the piece itself. It can however be done by purchasing the majority of the pieces separately, finishing them and then assembling them as you like.

Coat racks make great additions to your home and can greatly add to your decorating theme, décor, or even help you to organize various types of things. They are also projects that for the most part can be done with every day household tools. They can be finished any way you like and styled to fit your preference.
About the Author
Megan Cherry writes for http://www.pegandrail.com If you are looking for a high quality well made coat rack step in and check us out, we manufacture a complete line of wall mounted coat racks from a shaker peg style coat rack to modern coat hooks with brass hooks or satin nickel for the brushed stainless steel look we even have a very modern looking hand rub white lacquer coat racks to go
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