Cut Your Boards.
Cut the boards according to the cut list.
3 – 1x6 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 – 2x6 @ 8 feet long
4 – 2x6 @ 17-1/2” long
3 – 1x6 @ 30” long
I recommend a miter saw for precision and ease of cutting, but a circular saw or jigsaw could be used. Use eye and ear protection (we are using the Ryobi PhoneWorks headset to protect our ears and enjoy our favorite music while cutting).
Begin Constructing the 2x6 Frame.
Attach the 2x6 that is 8 feet long to two of the shorter (17-1/2” long) 2x6s at the ends, drilling through the longer 2x6 into the end of the shorter board. Use glue and 2-1/2” self tapping screws. Outside edges are flush.
Attach remaining two 2x6 that are 17-1/2” long, with 30” of space in between. Use 2-1/2” self tapping screws and glue.
Drill two 3/4" pocket holes on each end of each of the 1x6 boards that are 30” long. Secure to the 2x6 boards that are 17-1/2” long, leaving 12” of space underneath, with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws and wood glue.
Attach with 2” wood screws and glue the 1x6 boards that are 8 feet long to the back. Attach top and bottom first, then center middle 1x6 and attach. Use glue.
Apply glue to front edges of project 3-1/2” up from bottom and attach the 1x4 that is 8 feet long to the front of the project with 2” screws.
Stain and Finish
Fill any exposed holes with stainable wood filler and allow to dry. Lightly sand project and vacuum off sanding residue. We stained our project with Rustoleum Early American followed by a clear top coat.
Hanging – Locate Studs
First locate studs in the wall behind the coat rack/organizer. Mark studs on the wall with a pencil.
We used the Ryobi PhoneWorks stud finder to quickly find studs using our iPhone.
Hanging - Leveling
We used the Ryobi Phone Works laser level to mark a level line at the base of where the project will be hung. We also transferred the stud marks from step 8 to behind where the project will be placed using the laser level.
After locating all the studs and marking the hanging location, it’s just a matter of holding the project up to our marks and screwing it to a stud. We screwed to every possible stud behind the project using 2-1/2” screws.
I added hooks to the front of the project by predrilling holes and attaching with a drill.
Enjoy your new coat rack!
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