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Free DIY Woodworking Plans to Build a Coat Rack Post

The first day of school and the first day of Fall are just around the corner! Today’s plans are for the perfect accessory to help corral those backpacks, coats, scarves, etc! These free DIY woodworking plans to build a Coat Rack Post is completely customizable by you!

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The plans are written to build the post only… It is up to your creative genius to add hooks and/or knobs to personalize the post for your space! There are quite a few awesome-looking hooks at Lowe’s like this -

Brainerd Metal Garment Hook at Lowe’s

Or fantastic vintage door knobs at Hobby Lobby like these -

Clear Glass Door Knob Set with Bling at Hobby Lobby

Whatever your taste, I’m sure there is something out there to fit your style!

About the post itself:

The plans have been drawn for a 4×4 post. I live in an area where I cannot buy a post that is not chemically treated so if I need one, I generally make my own using two 2x4s. Using this method does change the dimensions of the post to actually 3″ x 3″, and the width of the feet, legs, and supports will have to be altered to reflect this change. (The length will stay the same!) For a fabulous how-to on making posts or table legs using 2x4s, click here!

Materials:

  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Post cap or top
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • 1 – 4×4 post at 8′ OR 2 – 2x4s at 8′
  • 1 – 2×4 at 8′
  • Scraps of 1×3
  • Scraps of trim

Cut List:

  • 1 – 4×4 post at 75″ – Main Post
  • 4 – 2×4 at 7-3/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 1×3 at 3-1/2″ – Feet
  • 4 – 2×4 at 10″ – Supports

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Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

When I constructed my post, I sanded each piece prior to assembly. I find it much easier to do it this way than trying to sand in a ton of little nooks and crannies!

Cut the post to length.

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Step Two

Cut the pieces for the legs and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach the legs to the bottom of the post with the pocket holes facing down, then secure using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The outer top edge of the legs can be rounded off using a router or sanded so the edge isn’t so sharp!

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Step Three

Cut the pieces for the feet and the supports. Cut a 45 degree bevel in each end of the supports. Attach the feet to the bottom of the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Position the supports so the bottom edge rests approximately 1/2″ from the edge of the leg. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the pieces into the legs and main post.

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Step Four

Drill a pilot hole for the cap at the top of the post. Put a little glue on the top of the post then insert the cap screw and tighten in place. Add pieces of trim to the top, if desired!

Finish as desired!

I am going to paint mine then use a few nifty doorknobs and hooks I have in my stash to make it awesome! Stay tuned because I will write a separate post for that and share the finished masterpiece!

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These free DIY woodworking plans to build a coat rack post are so easy! This is one of those great projects that is quick and easy to build. Share your fabulous work with me… Send photos to cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your build on DbSC!

 

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  • Kristen

    Welcome to Collective Bias! i would love a coat rack!!!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you very much! My dad asked if I am building a rocket ship and my daughter told him that it was just a tall mailbox post! You can bet I won’t let either of them hang their coats on it – Ha ha!!

  • Jennifer Evers

    I wish I was handy enough to build something like this – so cute! Just stopping by to welcome you to the Social Fabric Community!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much! You can do this – really!! It is an easy build and I would be happy to walk you through it! Thank you for stopping by!!

  • Melissa Lea-Wood

    I love love love this, I pinned it! Man I so hope I can get the dragon fly hooks here in Australia they are so cool!

    • CherTexter

      Thanks so much! I really want the dragonfly hooks, too! Thank you for stopping by!