DIY Coat Rack with Claire Zinnecker | Kin Community

DIY Coat Rack with Claire Zinnecker | Kin Community

– Hey guys, it’s Claire. When I walk into my home, I
need a place to hang my things, so I made this wood coat rack
that’s not only functional, but it’s also stylish and
it adds a lot to my house. And I’m gonna show you
how to make one yourself. First thing you’re gonna
need for your wood rack is the mounting piece
that’s called Poplar. It’s a 2 inch by 2 inch piece. Next comes the wood dowels. These are 3/4 inch diameter. We’re gonna put the dowel
screws into the dowel, so that you are able to attach it to the mounting rack. It’s a little tricky
since it’s a small thing, so what I do is a little quick cheat. I put a small hole into
the top of the dowel with a nail and a hammer to
mark where I’m gonna drill. And now it’s time to use the drill. I know it might seem intimidating, but you guys we use
blow dryers and curlers and straighteners, so this
should be a piece of cake. All you need to do is make sure that you really protect your hands and you’re thoughtful when you use it. Just set your dowel firmly on your table, make sure your drill is
straight up and down, and then you pull the trigger. (motor whirs) You only need to drill about
an inch to a half an inch. It’s not really a big deal if
you mess up this measurement. I would err on the side
of drilling too much versus too little. Once you finish this, you reverse it, it comes out and there you go. You’re ready to go on to the next step. Now that we have all the holes drilled we’re going to put the dowel screw in. This is what we’re gonna use to mount onto the mounting rack. I suggest using pliers. It’s a little bit hard on your fingers. You hold the dowel screw with the pliers and begin to twist the dowel. And then it’s ready for paint. Here’s the deal with the paint. I wanted part of the dowel
natural wood to show, so I decided to just dip
a part of it in color. Painter’s tape is a beautiful thing. It’s ready for color. I chose a pastel blue. I have a lot of pink in my house already, so it’s nice to do something different. But I think that the pastel tones still go with all the colors in my house. Once you’ve painted them
set them aside to dry. And now it’s time to work on the actual mounting part of the rack. Measure out eight holes
for all your eight dowels and then make sure you
do an additional one on each side for the mounting screw that’s gonna mount it to the wall. Do a light mark with pencil. It’s a little bit of math, not that hard. I like mine about four inches apart. I had a coat rack that the
rack was so close together that my purses would hit each other and it was not useful at all. This is my favorite part
because you really get to see the coat rack come to life. All you’re gonna do is screw
this dowel into the rack by twisting the dowel. See, you can build furniture without a lot of expertise easily. (motor whirs) Here it is finished. You can see that not all
my dowels are straight and I don’t mind that at all. I think it gives it
character and not only that, but you’ll never notice
it once you get your bags and your scarves and your coats on it. And now it’s time to get organized. (upbeat acoustic guitar music) So if you guys liked this project be sure to subscribe. I have so many more in the works. And I would also love to hear from you in the comment section and tell me what you all wanna make. Thanks, bye! (upbeat guitar music)

10 Replies to “DIY Coat Rack with Claire Zinnecker | Kin Community”

  1. That was so cute. I can do this. I need a coat rack too. I took wood shop in jr high I so wish I had paid attention to the teacher instead od Andy, lol

  2. If you don't like the dowels to be off center, you can just use a clamp on the side of your table instead of holding it (which I think is the reason it became crooked). Also, I'd probably use a nail punch rather than a nail. But if you have limited tools that's a pretty nifty idea! (I will say that I don't use a hair dryer, straightener, curling iron, etc. and feel 100% comfortable with power tools – it is not a gender thing).

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