Step 3: Finish the Rack

Finish the rack to build a standing coatrack
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Use 220-grit paper to lightly sand the surface of the rack, and finish it in paint or stain. Install coat hooks on all four sides, staggering the heights to accommodate jackets and hats of different sizes.
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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • pencil
      Pencil
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • Painter's Tape
      Painter's tape
    • handsaw
      Fine-tooth handsaw
    • chisel
      1-inch wood chisel
    • mallet
      Rubber mallet
    • 1-quart paint can
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • 1/8-inch bit with combination countersink
      -inch combination countersink bit
    • hand clamps
      Clamps
    • 2½-inch sash brush

    Shopping List

    8/4×8/4 red oak Get one 6-footer.

    8/4×3 red oak Get one 4-footer.

    Wood glue

    #10 3-inch wood screw

    Paint or stain

    4 coatrack hooks