First Coat Rack

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jeremy Fugarino posted 01-09-2012 02:20 AM 1043 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey folks just wanted to post this weekends project. My wife and i were getting tired of our old coat rack that was just simply to small to handle our fam so she asked hey why not make another coat rack? So as a good hubby and to make up for her recent headache project i decided, or should i say of course i will dear, yes!

This project i used recycled wood again as like my other ones. Its roughly 30”L x 7”W from top to bottom with the side pieces. I purchased the hardeware from my local hardware store made of brass. Again i used a simple butt joint process and reinforced with brad nails. Im learning how to use my router table more and more and used a round over bit for the out side sides. I used a Roman og for the face bottom and top front and sides. As i was assembling this project i came across a small hicup with the top piece. The darn thing was warped length wise with a twist. I was totaly lost as to how and why till i realised that i never thought about planing the surface flush. I was so worried about the edges being square that i completely dismissed the surface itself. lol well lesson learned. What i had to do was during glue up i brad nailed the center and went with my clamps one side to the next and it cleaned up realy well. After i clamped it up i again reinforced with brads along the back edge. I put three coats of poly on, installed hardware and this baby is done. No more doubling up hooks with 2 jackets!! WooHoo and the wife is once again happy with my projects since the sword lol. Gota love her 14 years of marrige and all i have to do is make a coat rack to get out of dog house!! Im one lucky man. Again guys ty for the peeks and ideas.

God bless!


-- " I love the smell of saw dust in the morning"

2 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


117328 posts in 3777 days

#1 posted 01-09-2012 03:41 AM

Looks good to me a real good job and useful too.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View clieb91's profile


3521 posts in 4135 days

#2 posted 01-09-2012 04:09 AM

Jeremy, I still believe this is one of the simplest and yet most useful projects to make. Like the added shelf on this one and the knot. Awesome that you were able to recycle wood.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics