Tools & Materials
- 1 pc of 2” x 4” x 36”
- 1 pc of 1 ¼” Dowel x 18”
- Water-based paint (assorted colours)
- 4 pcs - 2 Hook Hangers
- Mitre Saw or Mitre Box and Backsaw
- Small Handheld Drill and 1/8” drill bit
- 1/4" countersink drill bit
- Sanding Block
- 100 Grit and 150 Grit Sand Paper (or table sander, if available)
- Carpenters (Wood) Glue or Glue Gun and Glue Stick
- Painter’s Tape
- Water-based paint (various colours)
Measure, Mark and Cut a 2x4 to a length of 36”.
Measure, Mark and Cut 26 pieces of 1 ¼” dowel each to a length of ½” using a mitre saw or, alternatively, a mitre box and backsaw. You could also clamp a scrap of wood 1/2" away from your saw blade to hold the dowel against as you cut: this will ensure that each dowel piece is the exact same length.
Sand any rough spots or edges until smooth.
Measure and Draw lines on the 2x4 at 5”, 8 ½”, 12”, 15 ½”, 20 ½”, 24”, 27 ½” and 31”.
Lightly Mark the centre of the four squares where the four hooks will be attached. These will be at 6 ¾”, 13 ¾” , 22 ¼” and 29 ¼”.
Optional: mark and drill two evenly-spaced holes with your 1/4" countersink bit along the centreline of your 2x4. You can use these to mount the coat rack on later by using long screws that drive into drywall anchors (or position your holes so the screws land on studs behind the drywall).
Glue the pieces of dowel following the layout in the project photos.
Line up a hook in the centre of each of the four empty squares.
Mark the location of the two holes in each hook.
Drill holes to attach the hooks using a 1/8” drill bit to a depth of ½”.
Using painter’s tape to mask off adjoining sections, Paint each section a different colour as desired.
Attach the hooks using the screws provided or ¾” #6 wood screws.