DIY Modern Coat Rack – A cool and unusual coat rack!

Learn how to build a modern coat rack that's both stylish and functional.
Learn how to build a modern coat rack that’s both stylish and functional.

A coat rack is an essential piece of furniture for any household. Not only is it functional, providing a place to hang coats, hats, and other outerwear, but it can also be a stylish addition to your home décor. With so many different styles of coat racks available, there is sure to be one that fits your personal taste and needs.

When choosing a coat rack, keep in mind the overall style of your home. For a more traditional look, opt for a coat rack made of wood with classic details. If your home has a more modern aesthetic, look for a coat rack with clean lines and a simple design. No matter what your style, there is a coat rack out there that is perfect for you.

Not many homeowners put much thought into their coat racks. It’s almost as if coat racks are an afterthought. For some, a simple hook will do. But then again, even the little things matter. So why put up with a boring coat rack when you can have something stylish and modern?

This DIY modern coat rack is not only functional but also tasteful and trendy. It’s fully customizable, too. You don’t have to stick with the recommended colours or finish. You can go conservative or wild – it’s really up to you.

This modern coat rack project is ideal for anyone who wants a stylish and unique coat rack that they can personalize to match their home’s décor. This particular design is modern, but you could easily adapt it to fit any style. The sky’s the limit!

Because it's DIY, it's fully customizable!
Because it’s DIY, it’s fully customizable!

Although the woodwork required for this project is not overly complicated, it is important to take accurate measurements and make cuts that are precise and correspond to your desired dimensions. With careful planning and execution, you can create a beautiful and functional piece that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Take a look at some of the modern coat racks below. If you need more inspiration, head over to our gallery. There, you’ll find a range of images that might inspire you to create your own masterpiece. With a little imagination, anything is possible. So go ahead and explore!

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Materials to make your own modern coat rack:

  • The wood of your choice, cut according to the desired size
  • Dowel rod, size according to your needs
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Paste wax (for lubrication)
  • Wipe-on Poly


  • Cordless Impact Driver
  • Random Orbital Sander
  • Drill Press
  • Drill bit – the same diameter as the dowel
  • Miter Saw
  • Planer
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil


To create a modern coat rack, you’ll first need to prepare the wood. The size of the wood will depend on your design. For this particular modern coat rack, you’ll need a 2-inch x 5-inch x 2 feet piece of wood. The key to creating a successful modern coat rack is to make sure that you measure where the movable pieces would intersect with the stationary pieces.

For more details on creating this modern coat rack, check out the video below. It will guide you through every process, including the measurements of the stationary parts and the angle cuts of the movable parts. With its easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have this coat rack completed in no time. So start gathering all your materials and get started!

Thanks to Bork Wood for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…



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