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How Do You Build A Free Standing Stylish Coat And Hat Rack Or Coat Stand With Timber Poles Under $40

"Hang Your Hat On this Simple But Stylish Stand."

Turn simple timber poles into a custom coat stand. Give your hallway a hatstand that looks like a giant game of pick-up sticks! You can make it in an afternoon and no power tools and needed. Budget-friendly wooden paint poles plus sample paint pots keep this project under $ 40, and the Scandi style of this coat rack is ideal for modern interiors.

High-Grade Wooden Tree Coat Rack Stand Just Under $20

"Soft pastels and natural timber give this coat rack a scandi vibe or take your color cues from your decor scheme."


Gather your supplies: 
1. Wooden paint poles or broom handles 25 mm dia.(4)
2. Primer
3. Low-sheen acrylic paint in pink and grey 
4. Cotton sash cord

You'll also need:
Painter's tape; scissors; paintbrushes; hot-glue gun and glue sticks;felt feet; rubber bands.

For you to note:

1. Look for paint poles with a metal screw thread, as they can double as the feet for the coat rack.

2. Sketch your design before masking off the poles.

Here's how to build a free standing stylish coat stand step-by-step:

STEP 1: Use tape to mask off the sections of the poles that are to be painted.

STEP 2:Using a paintbrush, apply primer to sections to be painted and leave to dry.

STEP 3: Apply 2 coats of acrylic paint to masked-off sections, leaving to dry after each coat.

STEP 4: Remove tape from poles while paint is still slightly tacky.

STEP 5: Wrap screw threads with cord, securing with dabs of hot glue as you go. Attach cord end with glue and trim excess.

STEP 6: Attach felt furniture feet to base of screw threads.

STEP 7: Gather poles together and use rubber bands to hold them, making sure ends are flush. Wrap sash cord around the poles about 40 mm from the top, tie off and trim ends.Remove rubber bands.

STEP 8: Splay poles so feet are in a square formation and position upright.

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Suvendu & Ruma

Hi! We're Suvendu and Ruma. We spend every darn weekend we can work on home projects of various kinds. This includes whittling down the "honey-do" list! This is the site where we share all of the projects we've done and the things we're learning. We hope that this will be a benefit to all of you as work on some of these projects as well!

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