I’m not joking when I say this DIY wooden coat rack only takes 15 minutes to complete. That’s my favorite kind of DIY project. Don’t get me wrong, I love the ones where I put blood, sweat, and tears into them to get an awesome final project but sometimes you need a good ol’ simple project to do. If you’ve got 15 minutes, a set of hands, and an empty corner, you’re about to have a great new addition to your living room.
Since moving into our bigger place I’ve made it my purpose to not fill up our home with useless things or objects and instead creating projects that have a duel purpose. For me, this DIY wooden coat rack is both useful and acts like a piece of art. We desperately needed something to hang our jackets and hats on once we entered the house and I didn’t want just something hanging on that wall or sitting in the corner and I definitely wasn’t in love with any of the coat racks I’d seen online.
So what’s a girl to do if she can’t buy something? She makes it!
Here’s what you need to make this coat rack:
3-4 wooden dowels (purchased from Lowes)
I’ll admit this much, I tried to hold all of these dowels together and it was hard. If you do this alone, you will probably drop them, hit your foot, and maybe throw them down in anger because they won’t hold the shape you want. And that’s totally cool! But if you do have a friend/partner/spouse/young child just casually hanging around your home – grab them.
Ok! So first things first, grab your dowels and position them in a teepee style. Once you have them in the shape you want and each pole is equidistance from itself, start wrapping your string around the middle point of the poles.
Keep on wrapping!
Once you’ve wrapped the poles enough to wear they won’t fall down, tie a bow and step away! If the poles stay – congratulations! You’ve made a wooden coat rack! If not, just reposition the poles until it stays by itself.
Brush your hands off, give your partner (or yourself!) a high five, and moon walk away from your brand new wooden coat rack.
Now here’s the fun part.
If you want that extra added touch, you can paint the bottom quarter of the coat rack in any color that you like! I’m musing over painting mine either white or gold but I’m really digging the natural color of this.
I absolutely love this wooden coat rack and it was so incredibly easy to make (not to mention quick!). It’s the perfect structure to hold a couple of jackets and my favorite hat. It’s right beside our door so it’s easy to grab a jacket or hat and dash out the door.
What do you think of this DIY? Would you want to make this? What changes would you make to it? Let me know in the comments below!