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Build the Simple, Free-standing Coat Rack shown on the right with just a few tools and a small investment in materials! It is very easy to build a Coatrack like the one shown at the right!

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Material List:

1" Solid Wood: 11.5" x 11.5": One piece for the Bottom Tier/Platform

1" Solid Wood: 8.5" x 8.5": One piece for the Middle Tier/Platform

1" Solid Wood: 6.5" x 6.5": One piece for the TopTier/Platform

1" Solid Wood: 2 1/8" x 66":  Four pieces for the Legs

1 1/4" Kreg Screws:  24

Eight Coat Hooks


Wood Glue

Tool List:

Measuring Tape


Table Saw

Miter Saw

Palm Sander

Router w/1/4" Rounding Bit and an Ogee Bit or desired edging bit

Drill/Screw Gun

9/64" Tapered drill bit w/5/16" Counter Sink Shank

Kreg Pocket Hole System

Two Pipe Clamps


Step 1, Cut the Coatrack Pieces - Select the Materials. 

Select the 1" Solid Wood: 2 1/8" x 66",  Four pieces for the Legs; Using a Miter Saw, cut each end @ 5 degrees, as shown above.  Using a Sander, sand all four pieces.  Using a Router with desired bit, router the two, outer edges (the long side) of each piece.  Using a ruler, mark a line on the inside of the four legs (the short side) the measurements for the placement of the Platforms, as shown above @ 2.5", 39.5", and 64.5".

Select the 1 x 12 Solid Wood; Using a Table and/or Miter Saw to cut the three square Platform pieces: 11.5", 8.5", 6.5".  Using a Ruler, measure and mark at each corner 1 3/8", as shown above.  Using a Miter saw, set the saw blade at 5 degrees and set the table at 45 degrees; cut each of the corners at the 1 3/8" mark. Using a Kreg Pocket Hole System, drill two pocket holes at each corner of each piece on the under side (the side with the larger surface).  Sand the top and bottom surfaces.

Step 2, Assemble the Coat Rack- Select all pieces

Select One Leg and the Bottom and Top Platform pieces;  Using glue, clamps and Kreg Screws, attach the Bottom and Top Platform pieces on the marked lines (the lines marked in Step 1).

Select another Leg and line it up on the marked lines at the top and bottom, opposite of the previous Leg; Using glue, clamps and Kreg Screws, attach the second Leg.

Select the third and fourth Legs and line them up to the marked lines; Using glue, clamps and Kreg Screws, attach the third and fourth Legs.

Select the Middle Platform and line it up using the guidelines; Using glue, clamps and screws, attach the Middle Platform.

 Step 3, Finish the Coat Rack- Perform a final sanding and Poly the finished rack; add Coat Hooks of your choice.


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