Build your own coat hanger with a shelf - Step by step instructions
A wall mounted coat rack is a great choice for any hallway. They are sturdy, easy to install and can hold a lot of garments. In this post, we want to show you how you can build an industrial style coat hanger that also features a shelf you can use for your hats. Let's get started!
The following parts will help you build a wall-mounted rack with the following dimensions:
- Width: 1 m
- Height: 30 cm
- Depth: 15 cm
IMPORTANT! Before you start building this structure, please make sure that your wall is strong enough to hold the coat rack. The rack is made of galvanised steel and is not the lightest clothing rack out there. Adding the shelf top, clothes and hats will increase its weight, so make sure that your wall can take all the weight.
Parts you'll need
Tube (Size 6):
- 1 x 1m
- 2 x 30 cm
- 4 x 15 cm
Step 1: Slide the hooks onto the 1m tube
Take all 4 hooks (76-6) and slide them onto your 1 m pole. Make sure you leave enough space at each end of the pole for the 20-6 fittings (see Step 2).
Place the hooks at equal distance from each other.
Step 2: Attach the two outlet elbows to your 1m pole
Take 2 side outlet elbows (20-6) and attach them to each end of the tube.
Step 3: Connect the 15 cm tube to the elbows
Take 2 x 15 cm tube and attach each of them to the 20-6 fittings, as shown below:
Step 4: Add the uprights
Take 2 x 30 cm pieces of tube and attach each of them onto a 20-6 fitting, as shown below.
Step 5: Add the 90 degree elbows to the uprights
Take 2 x 90 degree elbows (15-6) and attach each of them to the 30 cm uprights.
Step 6: Build the shelf support
Take the 2 remaining 15 cm poles. Then take 4 x M50-6 and slide two of them on each pole, fixing them at an equal distance from each other.
The M50-6 fittings will act as a support for your chosen shelf top:
Step 7: Connect the shelf support to the rest of the structure
Attach the tube in Step 6 to the rest of the structure, by connecting it to the 90 degree elbows (15-6).
Your structure should now look something like this:
Step 8: Add the flanges
Add the 4 flanges (61-6) to each end of your structure. These will help you mount the rack to the wall.
Step 9: Add your preferred shelf top
Add your preferred shelf top. Wooden tops are a very popular choice:
Step 10: Fix the structure onto your wall
Fix the structure onto your wall using suitable fixings. You can find these in your local DIY store.
And there you have it: your own awesome coat rack with a shelf!
Want to build your own?
If you're looking to build your own coat rack just like this one, go for our bundle kit: this includes everything you need to build the frame (no wooden shelf or fixings for the walls included):