DIY Easy Wooden Coat Rack

rustic wooden coat rack

A lot of my readers have been asking for a good project for beginners lately, so I partnered with Kreg and BuildSomething to provide just that. I made this simple coat rack with pocket hole joinery for $5 in lumber! Include the hooks, a small can of stain, and screws, and you’ve got yourself a new, personalized coat rack for right around $20! Not only do I have you covered with free plans, but I also have a YouTube tutorial out as well. Now there’s really no excuse to not get started!

Want to skip the chatter and go straight to the video? You can click on this link!

This project is sponsored by Kreg and BuildSomething.com and the accompanying post contains affiliate links. While these links are no extra cost for you to use, DIY Huntress receives commission from their sales to help keep things free around here. 

While this project can easily be made with braces on the back that are nailed into the front boards, I chose pocket hole joinery so my coat rack could hang flush on the wall. I already live in a tight space and don’t need any objects jutting out into the hallway.

how to make a coat rack

As always, here are the links to the products used in this project:

1 x 4 x 6′ Common Board
(4) Coat Hooks
(2) Wall Hooks
Varathane Stain in Ash
1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
Kreg Jig (K5)

Make sure to visit BuildSomething.com for the full plans. Also, check out my YouTube video for the filmed version!

Want to pin it for later? Here you go!

coat rack pinterest

I hope this project inspires some of my beginners to grab those power tools and get to work! As always, be sure to share your projects on social media to #diyhuntress and #diyhunted. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to reach out!

Until next time…

This project was sponsored by Kreg & BuildSomething. All ideas, plans, and ideas for staging are my own. 

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




  • Sheri

    This is great! Simple yet completely useful! Nice job!

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