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 2×4 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.