How To: Tony's Salvaged Wood Coat Rack

How To: Tony's Salvaged Wood Coat Rack

Janel Laban
Jul 9, 2008

Wowza - a gorgeous (and green!) reader project arrived in our inbox this morning. Tony sent us photos of this coat rack/picture rail project made from salvaged wood and old doorknobs. Jump below for the details and more photos:

Tony tells us:

I made a pair of picture rails from salvaged wood and metal studs: Mounted the wood beam flush to the brick, folded and pinned the stud ends into a box form for structure and then screwed the studs open side up onto the top side of the beam.

Dropped some old door knobs underneath as a bag/coat/hat/helmet rack.

Total cost for both racks, excluding the vintage doorknobs, was $17.

If you don't have access to old doorknobs try the Readymade suggestion of using round garden faucet handles from your hardware store.

Result: less stuff on the floor, more room for the dog.

It looks fantastic and super practical - it's always great to see a project for the entry area. Thanks for sending, Tony!

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