Making a coat hook rack for your home, or as a gift, is a great project. You can make them as simple or as complex as you like, here we make one from a piece of yew, with turned pegs.
Before you get started
The type of wood that you choose to make your coat hook rack is entirely up to you. We have used a piece of yew.
What you'll need
Run board through a planer to make the faces flat. A hand plane can be used for this.
Use a pencil and a rule to mark out your line of pegs.
Mark out the spacing between each peg.
Use an awl to mark for drilling. Or, alternatively, position metal hooks.
Sand face to remove pencil marks.
Using a power drill, drill bit and a drill guide, drill holes for pegs. We have used a 12mm lip and spur bit, but this will depend on the size of peg you want.
Set drill guide at the angle you want your pegs to be.
Mark and drill two fixing holes. These should be equally spaced either side.
Set the drill guide to 90 degrees and drill to a depth of 10mm. We used an 8mm drill bit.
Using a plate, or something similar, scribe a radius at both ends of the board.
Cut the marked radius using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.
Using either a disc sander or a sanding block, sand down radius.
Strip off any bark from the board. Using a wire brass brush clean off any debris.
Peg turning. Rough down 25mm yew.
Using some spring calipers, measure the drill bit you used to create the peg holes and turn your tenon to fit.
Shape your peg.
Sand away any excess timber.
The pegs should be tight enough to just tap in using a nylon or wooden mallet.
Turn plugs to cover fixing holes.
Hang and use coat hook.