Step 8: Hang the Baskets and Install the Coatrack

Hang the Baskets and Install the wall-mounted Coatrack
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Hold the baskets in place and mark positions for two cup hooks per basket. Screw the hooks into the 1×4s, and hang the baskets. Screw the other half of the French cleat to the wall, with its narrow face resting on the wall and its square edge facing down. Hang the coatrack on the wall-mounted cleat.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • circular saw
      Circular saw (or table saw)
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • adjustable clamp
      Speed clamps
    • paintbrushes
      Paintbrushes

    Shopping List

    1x4 We chose pine. Get two 8-foot lengths.

    1x3 Get one 8-foot length.

    -by-2--inch fluted door casing Get two 7-foot lengths.

    Wire baskets Get two or more.

    Coat hooks and hardware Get three.

    Cup hooks Get two for each basket.1-¼-inch trim-head screws

    120-grit sandpaper

    Wood glue

    Primer and paint for the coatrack

    Spray primer and spray paint for the wire baskets