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DIY Coat Rack & Mail Center


DIY Huntress
DIY Huntress
DIY Huntress
DIY Huntress

Multipurpose solutions for small space living has never been easier. Create a simple, yet practical coat hanging and mail center for your home in just a few easy steps. Download the free PDF plans for the full list of materials and tools needed to create your very own welcome center!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Cut your 1x10 board into a 24" long backer piece for your coat rack.

    2. Step: 2

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      Cut your 1x2 board into a 21" long support board.

    3. Step: 3

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      Cut your 1x5 board into a 21" long front panel.

    4. Step: 4

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      Use your 1x2 support board to mark the location of your shelf. This piece will be added 6" from the top of the board.

    5. Step: 5

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      Pre-drill pilot holes into your back board. This will help with attaching the support beam without splitting the wood.

    6. Step: 6

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      Optional: Sand & stain all of your pieces prior to attaching them together. You can also do this step last.

    7. Step: 7

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      Attach your support beam to the coat rack backer board by screwing 1 1/4" wood screws into the back of the piece. Add wood glue to the front for a stronger bond.

    8. Step: 8

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      Nail & glue the front panel to your support board.

    9. Step: 9

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      Add coat hooks to the empty space below the mail shelf.

    10. Step: 10

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      Attach hooks to the back of the coat rack for hanging.

    11. Step: 11

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      Hang your coat rack on the wall!

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DIY Coat Rack & Mail Center

by DIY Huntress
Aug 12, 2018
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Multipurpose solutions for small space living has never been easier. Create a simple, yet practical coat hanging and mail center for your home in just a few easy steps. Download the free PDF plans for the full list of materials and tools needed to create your very own welcome center!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
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    Cut your 1x10 board into a 24" long backer piece for your coat rack.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 638671d5 59bb 4863 ac84 8718aeb0f879

    Cut your 1x2 board into a 21" long support board.

  3. Step: 3
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    Cut your 1x5 board into a 21" long front panel.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 18d7186e 4e63 463e a7bc 493b730050db

    Use your 1x2 support board to mark the location of your shelf. This piece will be added 6" from the top of the board.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 02e7d350 8d69 4cbd a8b8 91a0966387ba

    Pre-drill pilot holes into your back board. This will help with attaching the support beam without splitting the wood.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 2b927894 bb39 4af2 98b1 280b606f023a

    Optional: Sand & stain all of your pieces prior to attaching them together. You can also do this step last.

  7. Step: 7
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    Attach your support beam to the coat rack backer board by screwing 1 1/4" wood screws into the back of the piece. Add wood glue to the front for a stronger bond.

  8. Step: 8
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    Nail & glue the front panel to your support board.

  9. Step: 9
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    Add coat hooks to the empty space below the mail shelf.

  10. Step: 10
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    Attach hooks to the back of the coat rack for hanging.

  11. Step: 11
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    Hang your coat rack on the wall!