I have been looking for an extra long coat rack forever. With no avail, I decided to make my own 5 foot long coat rack.
The materials and instructions are as follows:
1 7in x 5ft x 1 in piece of wood (I used pine from home depot and had the cut to size. It was less than 6 dollars if I recall.)
5 Cast Iron hooks ( I purchased mine off ebay. They needed some tlc as they had rust on them, so I scrubbed them with Bar Keepers friend and spray painted)
10 One inch wood screws
3 Two inch wood screws to mount coat rack to wall
For wood I distressed it using a hammer and a chisel. This is not an exact science so just go at it and get out all your stress. For a darker stain I would distress more, as the stain does tend to hide the marks.
After wood is distressed, stain with desired wood finish, do a couple of coats to get desired color and let dry. Cover with a coat of polyurethane. Let dry overnight.
Measure out the hook locations. For my 5 foot wood, I had 5 hooks, the first hook starting at 6 inches, second at 18, third at 30, fourth at 42 and fifth at 54, leaving 6 inches on each side.
Predrill small pilot holes for the hooks if wood is too hard to place screws directly in.
Attach coat hooks onto wood using 1 inch wood screws.
To mount the coat rack I found the studs and screwed the coat rack directly into the wall using the 2 inch wood screws. Since this is a coat rack that will see much use, I highly recommend finding the studs, or at least using the proper anchors to attach to your wall.
The screws I bought were steel color so I took a black sharpie and colored over them. :)
|My empty wall.|
|Cast Iron Hooks from Ebay (20 for 30 dollars, in bad shape but nothing that spraypaint and Bar Keepers Friend couldn't fix). Bar Keepers friend does remove rust BTW.|
|Some of the materials displayed.|
|Final coat rack.|
|Distressed the wood using a chisel and hammer.|