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DIY Lego Coat Rack
DIY Lego Coat Rack
DIY Lego Coat Rack
DIY Lego Coat Rack
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  • DIY Lego Coat Rack
  • DIY Lego Coat Rack
  • DIY Lego Coat Rack

DIY Lego Coat Rack

This Lego coat rack is the perfect addition to a kid's room or mud room. The best part is, it's easy to build. My boys love this, and although I built this one for a charity project, I'm sure I will be building another one for my own kids very soon! More details here:

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First, cut down your 2×4 to the size you desire. The one I made is 36 inches long, and I used my miter saw. Use a sander to sand it smooth. Cut your dowel rod into 1/2″ thick slices — I also used my miter saw for this. Sand the edges as they will most likely be a bit rough or splintery after you’ve cut them.


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I decided to create the following pattern: long Lego (with 6 dowel pieces), coat hook, short Lego (with 4 dowel pieces), coat hook, long Lego, hook, short Lego, hook, long Lego. I didn’t do much measuring at this point, I just laid out my dowel pieces in the position I wanted them (leaving the “hook” spots blank at first) and eyeballed it to make sure everything was even.


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Next, I dotted a little bit of wood glue on the backs of my dowel pieces and nailed them in place with my brad nailer. I made sure my brad nails sank into the wood enough that I could patch over them so they would not be visible. Using a putty knife and paintable nail hole filler, I camouflaged the brad nails.


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After the nail hole filler had dried, I began the process of painting my “Legos.” This was the most difficult part of the whole project! I wanted nice, crisp lines, so I used painter’s tape to divide my Legos. I did one color at a time, allowed it to dry, then reapplied my tape to paint the “Lego” next to the one I had already painted. I used a combo of a foam brush and a small artist’s paint brush to get in all of the nooks and crannies. It probably could have used two coats of paint, but one coat was ok. I sealed the whole thing with Minwax Polycrylic.


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I positioned my hooks where I wanted them and marked the holes with a pencil, then drilled small pilot holes.I screwed the hooks on, and then attached D-Rings to the back to hang it on the wall.


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With two little boys who love Legos, I’m sure I’ll be making another one of these for our house very soon.


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Vladimir
Vladimir

Handsomely! We liked!


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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy
Category: Crafts & Decor,

Materials Used:

  • 2x4, Wooden dowel, coat hooks, wood glue, nail filler, acrylic paint, foam brushes, d-rings, polycrylic

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