Friday, March 6, 2015

How To Make A Picket Fence Coat Rack

Days are Busy, Nights are Long!  Some things just need to be done before others.  Well this week I said enough!  I am building myself a coat rack.  

Since we have been accumulating animals over the winter, the work has increased as has the amount of work clothes.  
Too cold to keep them in the garage.  The boys come in and drop them on the floor in the laundry room.  Except for Dad who has taken over my broom rack.

Most days I can't get to the washer which makes keeping up harder than normal.  And, I have this blank wall!  What am I waiting for?

Heading to pinterest (you should follow me there).  I already have a Laundry Room Board.  Lot's of other plans for organizing this room.  I started compiling coat racks I like.  Then I saw this one.  It's my inspiration

I Love It!

This one I am willing to hang on that blank wall.  Of course I planned to build it for free.  I just needed to create the free time.  The hardest thing to create.

Step 1 - Wood

Free wood Yeah!  And a couple of little helpers to pull those Pallets apart!
Save those nails

Step 2 - Play with Your Helpers

This step is really important.  Don't forget to do it!

Step 3 - Mark and Cut Boards

Mark the boards.  I didn't want a super point on the end, so I marked it that way.  Have your handyman use a power saw.  Might need to give it a little sanding.

Step 4 -  Screw The Hole Thing Together 

Step 5 - Paint

I mixed some old white paint with water.  Then I lightly painted making sure to miss lots of wood.

Step 6 - Hooks

I scrounged through buckets in the garage and found hooks that were just waiting to be used.  Cleaned them up.  Screwed them to a scrap piece of wood and sprayed them.

Love this drill bit.  It's super long making it easy to put the screws in.

Step 7 - Attach the Hooks

I always use a square and try to get everything even.  I don't want to hang it and have anything catywampus.

Step 8 - Hang Your Beautiful New Coat Rack

Step 9 - Hang that Pile of Coats

Notes of Interest

Cost for this project was a can of brown spray paint.  Most of which is leftover (will be used for another project.  All the wood was free, the screws were out of a big box left over from days gone by, the hooks were all over the garage in buckets of misc stuff waiting to be used.

Total Cost $3

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