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02-13-2011 03:38 PM

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Just a quick question on spacing for a project. I am doing a closet in the new Education Building on the farm. I am using some natural edged wood with pegs for hanging coats etc. My question is, is there a standard distance between pegs to hang coats or it is just in the eye of the designer?

-- Guy Kroll

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 09:09 PM

I have not seen a “standard” yet.
However I did come up with my own.
I found that it depends on a few things.
Type of coat – I.E. heavy winter or down filled require more room so that another coat isn’t knocked off while taking one down and summer or light jackets take less.
Adult coats require more room than children’s coats.
I found that for my own use a minimum for average use was 12”. A little tight for adult winter coats, plenty roomy for kids summer jackets and sweaters.
You will have to do a little checking on the intended use and maybe a little experimenting too.
The type of peg, shaker with the knob on the end will hold coats better than a straight dowel allowing a slightly tighter spacing.
I hope that helps.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 02-13-2011 09:44 PM

I couldn’t find anything in my books on a standard spacing. Depends on what you’re going to hang from it I guess – ie: coats with hangers, without hangers etc Winter coats or light jackets. I would go at least 12” apart and maybe up to 16”

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#3 posted 02-13-2011 10:25 PM

Thanks Dez and Daltxguy, these ideas and numbers give me something to think about. You would think something so simple as a coatrack for the wall would be so easy, but it sure makes you think.

Thanks again

-- Guy Kroll

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#4 posted 02-13-2011 11:49 PM

You may want to space the pegs closer together. That way your coat rack will have more flexibility in use. In warmer seasons the coats can be hung closer together. I have seen many commercial racks spaced at every 6”. Coats can be hung every 6, 12, 18” etc. as necessary.

Good luck. Post the finished work as a project.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 01:09 AM

Thanks Jack, I will post it for sure.

-- Guy Kroll

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