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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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    1. Step: 1

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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.

    2. Step: 2

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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.

    3. Step: 3

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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.

    4. Step: 4

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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.

    5. Step: 5

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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.

    6. Step: 6

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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.

Comments (4)


  • Handsomely! We liked!
    By Vladimir, on August 8, 2015

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm My grand-kid will love this for Christmas
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • I love this project and plan on making a few of them. Which diameter of dowel did you use? Thanks!
    By Dstethem, on August 10, 2016

  • Clever project! What are the dimensions of the 6 piece and 4 piece lego sections? Also, what is the diameter of the dowel? Thank you.
    By TTB, on May 15, 2017

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DIY Lego Coat Rack

by DIY On the Cheap
Aug 01, 2014
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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:

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 6b34cdce c6d4 4d7f 9361 8e71639ce2fe

    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.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge a72179b2 4e9f 42b7 964f 09c3c6f9990f

    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.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 25a08dfc 9d9f 4f37 915b 7b8ea015270e

    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.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 3d0c5122 340a 4f3f bc0f 9086e4b56745

    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.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 221734ea 1494 4017 98fb 94ef60dcd606

    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.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 0cd1e271 1cf9 4657 bb0d 6ef78299cbf7

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