Rustic coat rack from barn wood #diy


Make your own rustic coat rack out of old barn wood for the vintage and antiqued look. It was simple to make too - eattravellife.comRustic coat rack

Coats laying all over the house?  That was our situation.  We’ve moved into a new house, there is one tiny closet full of the winter stuff and the rest the coats are just laying around on coaches, chairs (the floor).  We needed a coat rack. Since this is an old house, we have tons of old wood laying around.  We made a rustic coat rack from old barn wood.

What you need:
barn wood
place to hang the coat rack once completed.
coat hooks
few long screws & enough short screws to put the hooks on

Make your own coatrack out of old barn wood for the vintage and antiqued look. It was simple to make too| eattravellife.comMeasure how long the space is that you want to put the coat rack on and cut the board so it fits in that space.

Check to make sure it fits once you cut it.  Adjust if necessary.  If you cut it too short, PERFECT!…it will fit. 🙂

Make your own coatrack out of old barn wood for the vintage and antiqued look. It was simple to make too| eattravellife.com

Take the hooks you have (or purchased) and evenly space them on the board.

Screw them on with the small screws (they should not stick out of the back of the board).

Make your own coatrack out of old barn wood for the vintage and antiqued look. It was simple to make too| eattravellife.com

Find the studs in the wall. This is important to have this coat rack hold the weight of the items are you putting on it.

Take the longer screws (should be long enough to go through the board and into the wall to hold the weight of everything you put on it.

Have the board level (you can use a level or eye ball it, whichever you prefer).  Put screws on both ends into the studs. Consider putting a screw in the middle so it is secured.

Make your own coatrack out of old barn wood for the vintage and antiqued look. It was simple to make too| eattravellife.comAnd there you have it a coat rack for all those jackets.  No more coats on the floor!


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4 Comments

    1. We bought a house that is 140 years old, it has tons of ‘stuff’ everywhere for projects. Not enough barnwood for the big project I want though.

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