Wall Mounted Coat Rack With Picture Rail Made From Old Pallet Wood

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I had this beautiful pallet wood in my scrap pile and I didn't want to burn it. So I decided to make a couple coat racks for my kids rooms. These old pallets came on a ship from china, their very dense and have a unique greyish colouring and a wonderful knurling grain.

These coat racks are fast and easy. Under an hour, not including drying time.

Pallet wood, clamps and glue

This is what we're starting with. you'll need glue, wood, clamps and some kind of wood finish.

Cut all the boards to length, and gave them a light sanding. I used a 120 grit sanding pad on my Mouse.

Glue each section together, and secure them with clamps. I used bar clamps and spring clamps.

Once the glue is dry and everything is all secure, coat your Coat rack with some clear. Lots of thin coats give it more depth, kind of like resin.

Mount your hooks and you're done. This wall mounted coat rack has a great picture rail at the top for a book, or even a cork board.

I love how this turned out. the hooks hang nice and low so there is no problem hanging stuff. Taller hooks would have come too close to the picture rail making it hard to slip stuff on the hook.

The satin finish is shimmery and highlights the greyish greens in this old wood.

Check out our step by step guide to building these DIY coat racks here

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