If last time we showed you how to make a wooden shoe rack out of pinewood, now we will show you how to build a pine wood coat rack to match that bench. It was built in the same minimalist style, fulfilling all the requirements for a small apartment:

  • to have a shelf for storing various useful things and
  • to have enough wooden hooks

For this coat rack, I used a 2 cm thick pine wood panel with the same sizes as the entryway bench: 70 cm long and 32 cm deep. We used a panel made in our workshop. It would have been more resistant over time than the ones bought from the local stores.

Most of the coat racks with this design (with spaced planks) are made out of planks of the same size. We wanted to make some changes, so we decided to make it out of planks with different lengths and widths, which pass through the shelf. So, we used 3 planks 9.5 cm wide (lengths: 120 cm, 110 cm and 92 cm) and 4 planks 5 cm wide (lengths: 43 cm, 59 cm, 67 cm and 93 cm), all with a thickness of 2 cm. After choosing their size and cutting them accordingly, we sanded their front side. We did not sand the back to be sure they could be placed flat on the wall. We also beveled their edges.

To easily install the wooden coat rack, we made cutouts at one edge of the shelf according to the width of the planks, keeping equal spaces between the planks.

In the end, we decided to keep 3 cm between the planks and 1.75 cm from each end of the shelf.

I calculated the places for mounting the planks on the back of the pine wood panel
Calculations for the cutouts

We made the cutouts with the jigsaw.

I first made the perpendicular cutouts with the jigsaw, for the cutouts in the wood panel used as a shelf,
The perpendicular cuts were done with the jigsaw

We made the cut, parallel with the edge of the shelf, using the router with a flush trim router bit to make sure that the planks would be placed perpendicularly on the shelf.

 The parallel cuts to the edge of the pine wood shelf are made using the router
The parallel cuts
The cutouts of the wooden shelf have gone out very well
The wooden shelf of the coat rack

After all these cutouts, we filled the small cracks and knots with wood putty, sanded the surfaces after the putty dried and beveled all the edges, except the edge that had to be placed on the wall.

We made the hooks, 7 pieces, out of a 14 mm diameter beech rod. We cut them at a length of 6 cm using the method described in another post about safely and precisely cutting a round bar.

I cut the beech wood hooks with a handmade guide in many pieces that will become the coat rack hooks
The pieces of beech wood rod which will become the coat rack hooks

We sanded the end of the hooks, and beveled the sharp edges.

I sanded the end on the wood hooks and beveled the edges
Beechwood hooks

We marked the places where the wooden hooks had to be fitted, and drilled the angled holes using the drill press.

We put each hook in its position. For that we used glue to make sure they won’t start to move, although the holes were very precise.

the wooden hooks used for this pine wood coat rack
The beechwood hooks mounted on the planks of the coat rack

All the pieces were stained, separately, with water-based walnut stain, protected with primer and water-based varnish.

Before mounting it on the wall, we screwed the planks into their cutouts.We also drilled some holes in the three wider planks. We used these holes to screw the whole coat rack to the wall.

The appearance of the wall mounted pine wood coat rack with different sizes of planks and a shelf for storing things
The wooden coat rack was fitted to the wall
the wall mounted wood coat rack made out of different sizes of planks
The color matches the color of the door, although it is not identical due to the different textures and to the fact that the doors are not made out of solid wood
some details with the shelf, the planks and the beech wood hooks
The different shades of color are normal for a solid wood coat rack
the wooden hooks, the different sizes of planks and the pine wood shelf are stained with walnut stain, are protected with water-base primer and are varnished with colorless water-based varnish
The wooden beechwood hooks

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