Solving The Standing Vs Wall Mounted Coat Rack Dilemma With DIY Ideas

When faced with a choice between two types of coat rack (standing or wall-mounted) the final decision is made based on style, available space, type of environment and a series of particularities pertaining to each specific product. To help make that decision easier for you, we’ve searched far and wide for some of the most beautiful and interesting coat rack designs we could find and we organized them into two categories. You’ll be happy to know that these are all DIY projects meaning you can build any of these coat racks yourself from scratch.

Standing

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This would have to be one of the simplest DIY coat racks you can possibly build. It’s a standing rack made out of four wooden dowels secured together with rope. The project is featured on stylebyemilyhenderson and shows how you can customize the design using an attractive palette of colors. You can use painter’s tape to create all sorts of geometric patterns on the dowels or you can simply paints each one in a different color. Either way, be creative.

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Here’s another super easy to make standing coat rack. for this one you only need a piece of lumber and a few basic tools and accessories such as a handsaw, a hammer, sandpaper, a drill, 2 screw hooks and some oil or varnish, depending on the type of finish you prefer for your new coat rack. If you’re worried you won’t be able to carve out the grooves just right, there’s really no reason to be. You can find out everything you need to know about this whole project on bobvila.

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You should also check out this DIY wood coat rack which looks sturdy and solid and seems like the perfect accent piece to make an entryway look more welcoming. To build something like this you need the following: a 4 x 4 piece of wood, a 2x 4, two 1” wide boards, four coat hooks and some wood glue. As you can see, it’s a pretty straight-forward project.

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We also found another easy-to-make and also super fun to look at coat rack on ana-white. This one has a circular concrete base with five wooden dowels sticking out of it. It’s sturdy and simple and it has a quirky and playful design with an emphasis on minimalism which is exactly what a lot of modern and contemporary homes focus on. You can paint the rods if you want to and that could make the rack stand out even more.

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A lot of standing coat racks are designed to fit well in corners, including the one featured on lemonthistle. This rack is made of wood and has been painted green to match the wallpaper. The square base gives it stability and also allows it to look slender. You might even be able to squeeze a potted plant inside, or perhaps a small umbrella stand.

Wall-mounted

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Wall-mounted coat racks are generally considered more practical than the standing one because they don’t take up any floor space. At the same time, that means they can’t be relocated so you should take some time to decide on the exact placement. As far as the design is concerned, you should be able to easily put together a DIY coat rack using a piece of wood and a few hooks or, if you want to be more original, vintage shoe stretchers. This quirky idea comes from brightgreendoor.

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Speaking of original coat racks, check out the one featured on homemade-modern. It uses screwdrivers instead of hooks and it looks awesome. The screwdrivers have different sizes and their handles have been painted white with brightly-colored tips. The design seems great for hanging scarves, belts and other accessories. This also seems like cool accessories for a workshop or a garage.

 

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In case you’re interested in a more classic design, perhaps one with a little bit of rustic charm, check out the project featured on maisondepax. The supplies needed for this include a wood board, some metal hooks like the ones in the picture, a drill, a hammer, wood stain, and wall hangers. You can definitely personalize your own coat rack if you so desire.

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The basic wall-mounted coat rack is no more than just a piece of wood with hooks attached to it. But why limit yourself to just one when you can have several? You can install multiple individual coat racks on a wall at different heights so you can use them for different purposes and, of course, to have more storage space and more freedom. The idea comes from thesorrygirls.

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This is not your usual coat rack. The design shared on instructables is definitely intriguing, showing great versatility combined with playfulness and space-efficiency. The project starts with a piece of lumber which is cut into small pieces, some of which have 45 degree angle ends so they can be stick out and serve as hooks when needed.