Coat Rack with a Cubby

Our mud room/laundry room is very busy with 2 boys and 2 adults. Scarves, gloves and hats are generally tossed here or there, usually far and wide when it comes to my boys.

My solution was a coat rack with cubby. Like most of my creations, it is a Kelley Special, all up in my head. I don't have plans, although I will make some when I make the next ones for me and my husband.

I used poplar 1x4's for the sides, bottom and back attachment and 1x6's for the front where coat hooks will be mounted, 2 small coat hooks on the sides, wood glue, and pocket holes to construct it.

If you add the time I spent on it, it didn't take too long, but it took a while since it was a few minutes here and a few minutes there. I am very happy with the final product, and we are starting to test it out now that the weather is cold again.

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Estimated Cost
$20-$30 per coak rack - not sure anymore
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
2 Polycrylic clear coat, light sanding between coats
Recommended Skill Level