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10-20-2010 10:25 PM

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I am going to do a coat rack that will go all around the walls in a building.Something simple , just a board with some pegs in it. My question is how high would you mount it for adult coats and another for childrens. Is there a known height for something like this or just measure with a couple of coats?

-- Guy Kroll

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 10:31 PM

I usually measure using a couple of people. I was hanging a closet bar in our entry way closet and made sure that my wife and daughter could get a hanger on and off of it. I would have mounted it too high if they had not been there.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 10:45 PM

According to ””Answers.Com” it is 5 feet.

According to another “guide to a coat rack installation”
Conventional mounting heights are in the region of 48 inches for for little ones to make use of and in the region of 70 inches for grown-ups.

-- - DQ in Phoenix -

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 10:55 PM

Ever seen the movie Midnight Express?

Watch the first 2 minutes of this you’ll see where not to put the pegs.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-20-2010 11:03 PM

Say Charlie,
I hadn’t seen the movie before, and now I wish I hadn’t clicked the link. Now I will have a headache the rest of the day.

-- - DQ in Phoenix -

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#5 posted 10-20-2010 11:42 PM

When we did the commercial install for a store chain, the height was 68”, maybe only taller people shopped there… I think that way coats don’t drag on the floor, or get washed by the janitors as they go by… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 10-21-2010 01:42 AM

Americans with Disabilities would probaly say 42”

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-21-2010 10:53 AM

Thanks everyone, this is great. At least I now have a idea where to start. ‘

Thanks again and Charlie after seeing DQ”S reply about the movie and it is only 4:43 in the morning here, ”I AIN’T LOOKING”.

Topmax, never thought of that, I am going to look that up to make sure I have some hung at the proper height. Thanks for bringing that up.

-- Guy Kroll

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