How to Build a Modern Coat Rack

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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.

Not many homeowners put much thought on 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?

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

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

The woodwork involved is no rocket science. Just make sure you measure and cut properly and according to your desired dimensions.


  • Wood of your choice, cut according to 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
  • Miter Saw
  • Planer
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil

Take a look at some of the modern coat racks in our gallery. Maybe they will inspire you to make your own.

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


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