Amazing DIY wall coat rack project

Written By: Shahidah Phillips

A stack of coats and jackets piled up close to the front entryway is never an inviting sight. Be that as it may, if the home fails to offer a fitting fall or entrance, as numerous do, discovering a place to hang the jackets, coats and scarfs can turn out to be a test. The solution is simple. Manufacture a low-profile wall mounted coat rack that will only take a couple of feet of space upon the wall.

To make a simple wall mounted peg coatrack, you must first choose to what extent that it needs to be. To focus the quantity of pegs divide the length of the coatrack by 8 inches which will be the distance between each peg. Let’s say the casting is 70 inches by 8, roughly there should be about 8 pegs.

The best thing about this project would undoubtingly be that the materials that will be used can be found around the house and very cost effective to purchase the materials that will be needed. Locate or purchase the following materials:

• 1 Pencil
• Pioneer shaping or some other style trim cut to the sought length
• 8 Pre-made pegs
• 1 Measuring stick
• 1 Drill
• 7/16-inch spade drill bit
• 1 Tube of wood paste
• 1 Elastic hammer
• 1 Stud finder
• 3/8-inch decreased wood plugs
• 1 Container of primer
• 1 Container of paint or stain
• 1 Paintbrush


Method 1
Utilize a pencil to stamp the arrangement of the pegs 6 inches separated on the substance of the trim.

Method 2
The pegs will need to be fixated on the level surface of the trim. If the trim has a level surface that is 3 inches wide. In this way, the core is 1/2 inches from the top edge. Make an imprint on each one end and in the inside of the board as an aide.

Method 3
Line a measuring stick up to these focuses, matching the inside of the stick to the focal point of the embellishment. Mark where the middle pegs will go and afterward check at 8 inch interims to each one end.

Method 4
To connect the pegs, the gaps must be drilled at the areas that has been checked, utilizing a 7/16 inch bit, which is the extent of the pegs’ bases. (Different pegs may be an alternate size, so match the bores appropriately.)

Method 5
Layer within each one gap with paste, and softly tap each one peg into spot utilizing the elastic tipped hammer.

Method 6
Make certain the peg rack is safely connected to the divider in light of the fact that the peg rack will help a ton of weight once it is stacked with packs and layers. It is best to screw the rack into studs along the divider; the craftsman can discover the studs by thumping on the divider surface or by utilizing a stud discoverer, accessible at the neighborhood tool shop.

Method 7
On the substance of the peg rack, make pencil denote that relate to the stud stamps on the divider.

Method 8
Where the pencil imprints, countersink three gaps through the substance of the rack and into the studs. The craftsman will require no less than two openings, yet more will make a sturdier rack, particularly in the event that it is a long one. Verify the gaps are sufficiently sunk to keep the screw takes from sticking off from the substance of the embellishment.

Method 9
Before screwing it to the divider, stain or paint the rack; make beyond any doubt to do likewise to the fittings, which will be utilized to fill the screw gaps once your peg rack has been mounted.

Method 10
Include the wooden opening fittings.

How to remove a wall coat rack

Written By: Vanessa Wade

Mounting a coat rack on a wall can be a complex task. The weight of the coat rack, finding a stud or two and whether the wall you are planning to hang it on is drywall,
concrete or plaster are just some important things to consider. Any misstep can lead to a damaged wall. Removing a wall coat rack can be even more challenging, and may also damage your wall if done incorrectly. Here is a way to properly remove a wall coat rack and easily conceal the holes made.


Finding the right tools


The key to successfully removing a wall coat rack is making sure you have the right tools. You will need:


  • screwdriver
  • clean cotton cloth
  • needle-nose pliers
  • utility blade
  • wall putty
  • putty knife
  • sandpaper
  • paint
  • paintbrush


The removal process


1. Using a screwdriver, carefully remove the screws on the coat rack. If the rack is heavy, you may need someone to keep the rack steady to prevent it from falling.


2. Discard or set aside the screws and dismounted wall coat rack.


3. Remove all dust and small particles around the wall anchors using a clean cotton cloth. Meticulously rub the area in a circular motion.


4. Grab the edge of the wall anchor’s head with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Bend and pull the head gently towards you using a slight rocking motion. You need to apply just enough pressure to loosen the wall anchor head. Pull the anchor head out about 1 millimeter. Take care not to pull the anchor head out completely to avoid causing damage to your wall.


5. Place the utility blade behind the loosened anchor head. From there, carefully cut towards the head. Use short, left-right movements in a downward motion as you cut.


6. Once the anchor head has been removed, place a flat head screwdriver across the opening of the anchor. Tap the end of the screwdriver with a hammer. Keep tapping until you hear the rest of the anchor fall down behind the drywall.


Filling the holes


1. With your hammer, lightly tap the empty hole to flatten any parts protruding from the wall. This helps avoid having bumps on your wall. Cut off any rough or splintered edges with a utility knife.


2. Place a small amount of wall putty on the edge of a putty knife. Drag the putty knife over the hole in an “X” pattern to fill it. Continue dragging until the hole is completely filled in. Smooth the edges with your putty knife. Allow the putty to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


3. Once the putty is dry, take the sandpaper and gently sand away any excess materials until the area is completely smooth. With a clean dry cloth, wipe over the area to remove any dust.


4. Paint over the hole with a paint that matches the surrounding wall. Apply with steady strokes to avoid creating an uneven surface.


While it is optional, it is recommended you wear rubber gloves when working with
sharp objects. This can help prevent you from accidentally cutting yourself.

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