"A modern Coat Rack perfect for the weekend."

I am super excited to share today's project with you because it wasn't necessarily planned, but doesn't that make for the best projects? I had a bunch of scrap wood lying around and needed to get rid of it, so I figured, why not use some of that wood to create a fun project.

Let's just say that I made a good call. This DIY Modern Coat Rack was super fun and easy to make and a great addition to my small entryway. If you're like everyone else right now, you're spending a lot of time at home, so we might as well put our time to good use.

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Step 1: Cut Down Wood to Size

First, I used my miter saw to cut all of my wood down to size. I cut my smaller 1x2s down to approximately 8" and I cut my longer 1x2s down to approx. 23".

Using a Ridgid Miter Saw to cut 1x2 lumber

Feel free to make this coat rack as long as you'd like to fit your needs. I personally think the wall rack would have looked a little better longer, but I had to make it small enough to fit my particular space.

Step 2: Attach 1x2s to Stretchers

Once the wood is all cut down to size, I begin attaching the 1x2s. First, I used a 5/32" bit to drill pilot holes into the two 1x2s.

Drilling pilot holes into 1x2 lumber using a Dewalt Impact DrillOnce the pilot holes were made, I screwed in the wood screws into the two 1x2s using my impact drill. 

Drilling wood screws into 1x2 lumber using a Dewalt Impact DrillTo get the accurate spacing between the two, I used a 1/4" dowel and placed them between the boards while screwing in the wood screws.

Step 3: Attach Coat Hooks

Once the coat rack was complete, I added three coat hooks to finish the look. I used my Dremel Go screwdriver to drive in the screws since they were so small. This tool allows you to drive in screws by just pressing the tool into the screw.

Dremel Go Screwdriver driving in coat hook screwsNow let's take another look at the coat rack! I would say this was a successful Scrap DIY?

DIY Modern Wall Coat RackLet me know what you think in the comments below and as always thanks for reading guys, XOXO Ashley.

March 24, 2020 — Ashley Basnight