Our entryway is pitiful and time for a revamp.
Wall Coat Rack With Shelf
I just love how this project came out. There is many ways you can build this if you don’t have all of the tools / supplies list I put down. I will list them as Optional. Let’s get started!
paint and primer in one
Kreg Pocket Hole Jig (optional)
Here’s a closer look at the hooks. We found these on Amazon. They came in a 12 pack
We purchase one 8ft Long, by 8 inches wide pine board, then cut it down.
Most hardware stores will do this for free.
Measurements for the cut.
Cut one 4 foot board (this will be cutting the board in half giving you two 4 foot boards)
The second board, which is the smaller top, cut it down into a 3 inch strip.
You should be left with one 4 foot x 8 inch board, & one 4 foot x 3 inch board.
With the large board you want to start making pocket holes.
This can be an optional step if you do not have a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.
You would just screw the top (smaller board) onto the larger board from the top of the shelf.
By doing pocket holes, your shelf will come out with a cleaner look and no drill holes.
Continue Step 1
It’s is a very easy step. You can find a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig at your local hardware store. The drill bit to use a pocket hole jig normally comes with the kit.
Along the side of the 4ft board drilled the pocket holes ever 8 inches or so.
This is what the pocket holes look like after you are finished making them.
Now for the router. Using the router, cut in the smaller board. This is your top. We used a 1/4 bit.
(This is an optional step)
Continue Step 2
The picture is a little hard to see, but by having this ledge in the top, it will help prevent frames from slipping off.
This can also be an optional step if you do not have a router.
Now it’s time to attach the boards. With the smaller board, lay it flat with the router ledge laying face down. Then take the larger board, with the pocket holes facing outward and flush with the smaller board, you can start screwing together your board.
Now it’s time to paint. I did two coats. It was also a paint and primer in one. Which is what I highly recommend.
Step 5 / Last Step!
The project is almost completed. Time to start attaching the hooks. We used 5. Each hook on either side is 3 inches from the sides. Then the hooks are about 8 2/3 apart. We used painters tape to make sure they will all be straight.
It has made our entryway so much more welcoming.
After everything is attached to the wall, I painted over the screw with white paint to blend it in with the shelf.