Ryobi Nation 8-Foot Long Pallet Inspired Coat Rack

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:53
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DIY coat rack plans by ANA-WHITE.com

Hello DIY friends!

Up here in Alaska where it is winter eight months out of the year, we wear coats, vests and jackets like shirts.  I pretty much live in a basic tee under a fleece or down vest or lightweight jacket from October until June.  Thank you wonderful people who came up with ultra lightweight down coats and made them stylish too.

So we have a serious mudroom problem.  There is never enough hooks to hang all the coats, jackets, scarves, snow pants and snow suits and never enough shelving space to store hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves.  

Time to build something!

We have an extra wall in the garage that is actually over top of a chest freezer that we could put up to eight feet of shelving.  We also wanted this shelving to hold the snow gear off the wall so it has an opportunity to dry.

So the hubs and I built this pallent inspired coat rack a full eight feet long (no scraps!) using 1x6 boards for the back, 2x6 boards for the bottom and dividers and a 1x4 board for the front.

Then we stained the coat rack with Rustoleum Early American (I love that color!)

It is my favorite!

To protect we also applied a light top coat of Watco Lacquer - 

Now to hang!

Ryobi just came out with a new set of tools that plug into your phone.  They are pretty cool!  We used the laser level and stud finder to help us hang the coat rack on the wall.

That's the stud finder.

And here's the laser level in action.

Pretty neat stuff! 

I did this project for Ryobi Nation, so you'll need to click over here to check out the full plans.

Go check the plans out!  

Have a great one!

XO Ana and Family

 

 

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General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

Comments

Lady Goats

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:13

I love that we don't have to search for a pallet that's in decent enough shape and risk sanding treated wood (and all of the potential hazards of using a pallet!). This is just... PERFECT!