I stopped a amusing little DIY challenge over the weekend. It’s been riding me loopy that I didn’t have a spot to hold my backpack, hoodie, and hat every day, so I constructed a novel answer! Let me introduce you to a hat + coat rack I pieced in combination, painted, and hung at the back of the entrance door in my studio.
Mass produced coat and hat racks have been just a bit too uninteresting for me, I sought after one thing extra distinctive, much less ubiquitous!
I measured out my wall house and conceptualized a easy diamond form with knobs connected, then off I went to Lowe’s to shop for the lumber and provides. I bought 2 8 foot lengthy three” x ½” birch forums.
To recreate this you’ll additionally want flush mount hangers (noticed underneath), 4 mending brackets (noticed underneath), polycrylic protectant, white paint, picket filler, a protractor, measuring tape, painter’s tape, and miter noticed.
All the rack measures 30” in width via 60” in top, it’s simply five toes tall. To succeed in this dimension I used a protractor to measure a 30 stage perspective for the highest and backside cuts.
Set the miter noticed on the similar 30 stage perspective (double test your pencil line at the board) and make the highest and backside angled cuts.
While you’ve lower the 4 angles, set them in combination on the most sensible and backside joints then measure the place they overlap, mark with pencil, and make secondary cuts that shape the center joints.
At the start I used to be going to make use of my Kreg Jig to protected the joints in combination however as a result of this board is simplest ½” thick birch I opted as an alternative for flat mending braces on the again they usually paintings completely! Simply watch out the place you protected them to permit your self to middle the knob later.
Any imperfections the place the joints meet can also be hidden with picket filler (sand it when dry prior to portray or making use of protectant.)
To succeed in the 2 tone end, I first added one coat of Polycrylic to seal the picket. It’s more uncomplicated to proper paint errors in this gloss coat vs. a uncooked picket floor.
Subsequent I used painter’s tape to create the white stripe. Word: you’ll get a cleaner line if you happen to peel again the painter’s tape when the paint is rainy. Permit the primary stripe coat to dry, reapply the painter’s tape, and repeat the method via portray a 2nd coat of white then peeling again the painter’s tape all over again.
Permit paint to dry, proper any mini errors with a broom (or your fingernails) then upload an extra coat of Polycrylic to present it a shine and offer protection to the outside.
To hold it flush to the wall I used those hangers. I put in them 16” aside at the again of my hat rack so that they’d fit up with the wall studs. (Or imagine the use of drywall anchors if you’ll’t hit the wall studs.)
To complete it off, I added six gold knobs that I discovered on-line, they’re this Lew’s brushed brass knob.
All by itself when no longer in use, it’s a groovy geometric set up, I like the medley of picket + white + gold! I have already got a replicate in my access, however I additionally concept this is able to glance fab if you happen to added a reflected again to it!
I styled it with a couple of hats from my assortment…
… however on extraordinary days, I’m a backpack and baseball cap woman, so it is a extra actual image of ways I take advantage of it!
I’m so proud of the way it grew to become out, and its slender profile that hides at the back of my access door!
Sensible, beautiful, and distinctive!