How to Build a Standing Coatrack
Construct a coatrack in the wood of your choice for a place to hang up your hat
This timeless accent piece is more than just a catchall for outer layers. It's a welcome addition to any entryway, providing seasonal storage without the commitment of installing a wall-mount rack. The Arts and Crafts–inspired example here has clean lines that feel at home in a house from any era. If you decide to build one, you'll cut the parts from 8⁄4 stock, which is just under 2 inches thick. Lumberyards offer this dimension in a number of wood species, but to stay true to this piece's period roots, go for oak. Your new hall tree will make your entryway as organized as it is inviting.
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