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DIY Coat Rack & Mail Center


DIY Huntress
DIY Huntress
DIY Huntress
DIY Huntress

Building your own DIY 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

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

    2. Step: 2

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

    3. Step: 3

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

    4. Step: 4

      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

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

    6. Step: 6

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

    7. Step: 7

      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

      Nail & glue the front panel to your support board.

    9. Step: 9

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

    10. Step: 10

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

    11. Step: 11

      Hang your coat rack on the wall!

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DIY Coat Rack & Mail Center

by DIY Huntress
Aug 12, 2018

Building your own DIY 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

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

  2. Step: 2

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

  3. Step: 3

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

  4. Step: 4

    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

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

  6. Step: 6

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

  7. Step: 7

    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

    Nail & glue the front panel to your support board.

  9. Step: 9

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

  10. Step: 10

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

  11. Step: 11

    Hang your coat rack on the wall!