Old Wood Board Gets New Life as a Gorgeous Coat Rack

An old wood board gets new life as a rustic DIY coat rack
In partnership with The Home Depot

We're getting into chilly season here in the Midwest. I'm being lazy about the transition this year – I've pulled out all my jackets and coats, but have yet to put away my shorts and sandals (this means my place is a mess with clothing everywhere). Whether you're part of the four-seasons crew like me, or you just want extra space to hang hats and outerwear, a well-placed coat rack is a thing of organizational beauty. Keep reading to see how we turned an old, worn wood board into this pleasantly rustic DIY coat rack.           

Materials

Materials needed for this DIY coat rack

 

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Reclaimed Wood DIY Coat Rack | Step 1

Reclaimed Wood DIY Coat Rack | Step 1

First you'll want to grab your orbital sander and sandpaper. We're starting with 80-grit to strip the very rough wood down to a nice, smooth surface. The great thing about the Diablo SandNet Discs are that they last a lot longer than your run-of-the-mill sanding discs, which is a necessity with this DIY coat rack, since there's so much sanding to do. And if saving money is your thing, you should get these because they can be cleaned and reused! 

Grab the application pad included in the pack, and attach an 80-grit disc.

The Diablo SandNet Discs can be cleaned and reused - talk about a money-saver!

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Reclaimed Wood DIY Coat Rack | Step 2

Now it's time to start sanding! Make sure to wear a respirator mask to protect your lungs from dust, and safety goggles to protect your eyes from any fly-aways. Sand down the face of the board until smooth, leaving the edges of the wood rough and untouched.

Switch to a 150-grit sanding disc, and give the face of the board another pass with the orbital sander.

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Reclaimed Wood DIY Coat Rack | Step 3

Reclaimed Wood DIY Coat Rack | Step 3

Wipe any excess dust from the board. Using a rag, apply a thin layer of wax to the sanded portion of the board. Wait until dry, and wipe the board down with a clean rag.

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Reclaimed Wood DIY Coat Rack | Step 4

Space your wall hooks evenly across the board, and mark their placement with a pencil (use measuring tape to be exact). Use a drill bit slightly smaller than the diameter of the screws needed to attach the hooks, and drill holes where needed. Screw in the hooks.

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To hang your DIY coat rack, you can either install hanging hooks to the back of the board, or drill holes straight through the wood for wall screws. Regardless, use anchors when hanging anything this heavy!


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