Make a coat rack yourself


The easiest way to make a coat rack yourself is to drive nails into a wooden board. Decorative nails and attractive wood can achieve decorative results. Larger hold and more choice offer single hooks of all kinds, which are available as home-made goods loose. Deterrent devices create creative unique pieces.

Dimensions and overlaps

In the entrance area of ​​living space, a wardrobe for the practical and quick hanging of jackets and coats is indispensable in the Central European climate. When planning should always be based on the maximum amount of clothing in number and weight. When the coat racks are mounted flat on the wall, the distances between the hooks and the wall surface touched by the clothing must also be considered.

The advantage of a flat coat rail is the low expansion in the room, which helps in the optical widening of the corridor. To control the "application thickness" by overlapping fabric layers, the distance of the hook and its depth or boom length must be planned. The standard is a conventional bracket whose standard widths are between forty and 45 centimeters. The overlap should not exceed twenty percent, which corresponds to an average hook spacing of at least thirty centimeters.

Combine hooks of different sizes

On a cloakroom not only hang on garments are suspended. Therefore, between the "main hook" smaller intermediate hooks are a practical addition. The depth or boom length should reach at most half of the big hooks. Especially when making yourself coat hooks must be paid attention to blunt hook heads that can not damage the overlying garments.

Forged hooks have in many designs a combination of big gooseneck hooks and smaller hooks. When choosing, it must be noted how many items of clothing are hung on a hook. Long goosenecks often allow two thick jackets or coats to iron on. With damp textiles, the weight load can easily reach over twenty kilograms.

Protect wardrobe under the bar

The wall behind a coat rack is always touched by the clothing. Therefore, when building the wardrobe itself is important to create a "neutral" back wall. Unsealed gypsum plasters often discolour and water-soluble paints can be dissolved. In addition to transparent painted seals, natural fiber mats or cork are also suitable for clothing protection.

Tips & Tricks

You should plan your individual assembly as part of organizing your wardrobe. The number of people and their clothing habits should match the construction as well as possible.


Video Board: Making a Farmhouse Style Coat Hook Rack