I'm so excited to share this easy picket fence coat rack with you! I love quick and easy projects, and even beginners can do this project.
Have you seen my reclaimed wood potting bench?
Scrap Picket Fence Pieces
I had these pieces leftover from cutting the shelf boards. I posted the picture on Facebook, and I got a lot of great comments with ideas of how to use them. If you have some pieces like this, you should hop over and read the ideas.
Several people mentioned a coat rack, and since I’m sort of in a coat rack stage…. that’s what I went with.
I trimmed all of the boards to be the same size, cutting off the original holes. Another reclaimed 2x4 board was used for the bottom support. After spreading some Gorilla Wood Glue and placing the board, I drilled pilot holes and secured it with wood screws going from the back to the front so the screws wouldn’t be visible.
I used my adjustable combination square to get each of the boards placed correctly.
For the top board, I spread some more Gorilla Wood Glue on each of the pickets . . .
Use brad nails for temporary hold
. . . then I carefully flipped the piece so that it was right-side-up on the top cross board and popped a nail in each picket with my nail gun to hold it in place.
Then I turned it over and secured all of the pickets by drilling pilot holes and securing them with screws.
I hung it on the fence to make sure it was coming along as planned. The white spots are where I forgot to wipe off the wood glue.
Whitewash Coat Rack and Add Hooks
Apparently I was having so much fun whitewashing and adding these hooks from D. Lawless Hardware, that I forgot to take any pictures. Would you believe I actually did plan something for a change? When I was figuring out how many pickets to use, I knew I wanted to use 4 hooks, and use every other board, so this layout was intentional. (rare occasion for me)
Although I do receive some items from the fine folks at D. Lawless, I purchased these hooks and others by the dozens. I seriously can’t stop making coat racks!
I love how this coat rack turned out. It was a nice fill-in project while I was waiting for paint and spackle to dry.
I still have a few pickets left, and there were some other great ideas on facebook—stay tuned for more easy reclaimed wood projects.