Coat Rack

Here’s a coat rack I built for our entryway.  

At this point (2013), there’s no way I would have considered myself a woodworker by any means.  I don’t even think I had a table saw.  I used some Poplar stock that a family member had given me and some crown moulding from Habitat ReStore.  For the color, I used a mix of Homestead Dry Dyes and finished it off with spray polyurethane.

Hidden feature:  built in battery pack, switch, and LED lighting.  😀

Above, you can see the lip that hides the LED strip.

For the hooks, I wanted a sleek, no-visible-screw design.  To get these hooks, it was cheaper to harvest the hooks from 2 pre-assembled coat racks.  Then with a bit of  magic called “measuring,” they aligned straighter than the store-bought racks they came off of.

The coat rack is mounted to the wall using a French cleat.