How to Install a Wall Coat Rack

How to Install a Wall Coat Rack


– [Mike] Welcome to
Tomahawk DIY, everyone. I’m Mike. Today we’re gonna
take a look at a little project to install a coat hook on the wall. This is very straight forward.
Pretty simple and easy to do. Let’s take a look; I’ll show you how. Now, this particular coat
rack is kind of ingenious. It’s got a hole that hides
behind a couple of the hooks; one in each end. That allows you to screw
this into the wall, hold things in place,
and then you don’t see where the screws are and it’s sitting nice and flush against the wall. So, the first thing we’ll need to do is identify where the screws are going to be going onto the wall. So, for that I’m going
to take a measurement. To get this right where I want it. I’m gonna put it 9
inches off the doorframe. So, it’ll be sitting
right about like that. I’m gonna make a mark with my pencil. To be sure my coatrack
is sitting nice and even, I’m gonna use the level and line this thing up. I made my measurement and know
my hold is 17.5 inches apart. Okay, so using my level I’ve made my other mark, 17.5 inches apart which is the distance
between the two holes on this particular hanger. So, if I check in the holes they should line up quite nicely. The next trick comes getting
the screws into the wall. There’s a few things to consider as you go and work on putting
the screws into the wall. For one, you wanna make sure
there’s no electrical wires that are running in the area. Be sure you’re thinking about safety, so for that you never know
what might be in the wall but you can get a few
clues by looking down; are there any outlets, are
there any light switches, fixtures on the wall. Don’t forget about the
back side of the wall. There could be power
running through there. One thing that you can do, as
well, is use a stud finder. That’s an important thing to check and see if there are studs
where you wanna hang. Ideally, like right here, you’ve got some wood behind the wall. Unfortunately, in the two spots that I’ll be hanging this
coatrack, there are not studs. Some sensor stud finders will also look for electrical wires and
things buried in the wall. So, again, make sure
you’re safe as you do this. Obviously, I can’t be responsible for your particular situation
or any accidents that occur, but be sure you’re using caution. In this case, we’re gonna have
to use some drywall anchors in order to secure this into the dry wall because the stud finder just identified that there’s a stud over here,
there’s one in the middle and there’s one over here, but there’s neither in the two spots that we’ll be installing this. So, there’s several different
kinds of drywall anchors. One of my favorites are these
self-drilling drywall anchors, and this is Toggler brand. These don’t have quite the amount of weight that they can hold into the wall that I’d like to have. I’m using a different style. Now, this particular
style is a toggler lock; in the style of an anchor. This is an older one that I
had; some of the newer ones are actually self-drilling. In my case, we’re gonna drill a hole. So, before I drill, I’ve double checked that the spots I’m gonna drill line up with where the holes are. I don’t want any extra holes in the wall. (drilling) (drilling) Alright, now with the nature
of this particular coat hanger, I actually have to get the toggle end that’s gonna help pull into the wall through my coat hook. So, when I go to put it in it wouldn’t really show
up too well on the video, so let me tell you what’s gonna happen. So, this toggle will go into the hole in a closed manner, like so. It’ll go straight through the hole and once it goes in it’ll open up and then as the screw tightens down it’ll hold against the
inside of the drywall, and that keeps it from
ripping out of the wall. So, that’s how this is gonna work. Again, as you noticed with the drill, self-drilling versions
of these are even nicer because you don’t have to
mess with the separate drill and you can just use your
screwdriver to put ’em in. So, I got my two toggle lock anchors threaded through. Now, I gotta push through the holes. Alright, with that they’re
now inside the drywall. So, I’m gonna tighten ’em
down until they feel tight. So, inside the drywall
remember that’s expanded out and its now pulling flush against
the inside of the drywall. Coming to your screwdriver, you’ll feel it start to tighten up. (mellow music) Alright. As it tightens
up, you’ll wanna check it, make sure its holding tight and firm. When it is, then we’ll
get the hooks put over. With this secured to the wall, we’ll now get the hooks
put on that hide the screws that secure the coatrack to the wall. (mellow music) Alright, that’s getting secure. There you have it! Pretty simple, straight-forward and easy to get a coatrack hung on the wall. I’ll include some links to Amazon where you can pick up some
supplies for this project, and I’d appreciate it
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