Pallet wood coat rack

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nplima added on 4/12/2020

Simple coat rack made from recycled wood. This is a small unit for a hallway with a small shelf on top, working as a coat rack and as well as a organizer for your mail and wallet.


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Preparation of the wood

I have started by gathering 5 pallet boards. Have cuted them to approximately to the same with, leaving the middle board slight shorter just for design purposes. If you wand you can cut all of them to the same with, entirely up to you.


Sanding and dry fit.

After all the wood was cut, I have then sanded it lightly just to remove the splinters but leaving some of the marks to show that this is pre loved wood. That way, it gives as well a certain rustic look to the piece. With the sanding done on the boards, have cut one board half way in with to create a sort of frame for the base boards. Have made a dry fit, to calculate the length of the uprights of the framing pieces and at the same time to make sure that I was happy with the final look.



Once happy with the dry fit, was time to move to the assembly. Have used glue and a couple of screws per board to connect them to the frame piece. Once glue was dry have used the trim router and have rounded the edges of the frame.


Mounting and hardware

After a final sand and the attachment of the top shelf, have proceeded to figure out the hooks disposition and to assemble the mounting plates. I have used 2 mounting plates, one on each end and for a easier and flush hanging, have routed a grove on the back of it so that the screw hed can be hid9in it.


Mountings and hardware

Just a quick show of the mountings



I have stained the wood lightly and then have sealed it with 2 coats of clear gloss varnish, bit obviously, this is to your own personal taste. Hope you guys like it and any questions, please tell free to ask.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(4) 1x3, 24", Board  


(3) Hooks  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Boards, 10cm x 120cm  


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