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Wall-hung coat rack features wooden pegs that are whittled by hand.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 64

Photo shows mirrored screen that serves to hide a coat rack. Est. cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 57

How to build a simple coat rack.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1972 (v.50#4) pg. 75

Photo shows a wall-mounted clothes hanger that is shaped like a giant arrow. Triangular mirror is mounted at the point of the arrow. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 78

Ten easy-to-build projects that provide storage space include an entry organizer that combines a seat, boot bin and a coat rack.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 138

Photo shows how to build a clothing rack from plywood. Back is 26"x75" with a hamper box added at the bottom. Mirror and caning are mounted on the center back, surrounded by decorative hooks. Est. cost: $47.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 66

Photo shows how to make a wall-mounted coat rack. Six glass doorknobs, with a metal wall tile behind each, are mounted to a 1x12 redwood board 38" long. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 76

Free standing clothes rack is made from two notched pieces of plywood with knobs on all four panels for hanging the clothes. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 99, 147

Tulip catch-all. A 48" tall, 20" wide tulip is cut from plywood. Points of leaves and petals make places to hang things from. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 85, 159

Tip: Wall mounted hooks are made from heart-shaped pieces of pine with dowel pegs. Estimated cost: $3.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 67

Add-on entryway storage. Closet poles mounted behind fabric-covered panels provides hanging space for coats.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. G12

Entryway coat rack provides lots of pegs for hanging coats plus shelves for shoes, boots, etc. Estimated cost: $60
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 68

Pine coat and hat rack. The words "COATS" and "HATS" are cut from 1" thick pine lumber. One-half-inch dowels serve as pegs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1981 (v.59#9) pg. 43, 145

Divine salvation. Making the most of found objects. (1) Broken china is used as a mosaic on a wide wooden frame. (2) Quartet of mismatched doors and sidelights are hinged together to form a room screen. (3) Chips of ceramic tile are used to make a mosaic tabletop. (4) Ornate door handle is used as a towel holder. (5) Wall-hung shelf is formed from old corbels and weathered barn board. (6) Assorted ornate doorknobs mounted on a board serve as a wall rack.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1993 (v.71#7) pg. 109, 122

New things to do with a mismatched assortment of dresser and doorknobs. (1) Trio of doorknobs mounted on piece of wood function as coat rack. (2) Doorknobs attached to the front of a fabric-covered cornice hold a lace swag. (3) Drawer knobs screwed into a wall shelf serve as plate holders.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1996 (v.74#3) pg. 174

Tree-branch coatrack. Pine board is equipped with "hooks" made from the fork of a tree branch.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1987 (v.77#2) pg. 45

Family hang-ups. Shaker pegs, a little antique distressing and a touch of folk paint turn a simple board into a striking coatrack. Wall-hung rack features simple profiling on the bottom edge of a 7"x97" piece of wood.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 57

Hall monitor. This quarter-sawn white oak Mission-style message center is the perfect hallway accessory. A wall-hung chalkboard with four coat hooks and a small storage drawer.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2000 (v.23#10) pg. 30

Round-peg coat rack. Wall-hung shelf (59"x10") combines decorative wooden brackets, crown molding, a recessed storage shelf (55"x8") and four pegs with large round heads to form a coat rack.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 56

A place to hang your hat. Wall-mounted coat rack has three mirror squares framed in oak and topped with a narrow shelf that has dentil edging. Four brass coat hooks are on the lower edge.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 47

Pattern for a removable wooden rack that slips over the top of a door and holds clothes hangers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1995 (v.18#10) pg. 8

Personalized wooden coat rack with two metal hooks has a needlepointed insert proclaiming WELCOME and giving the name of the house and the year it was built or inhabited by its current owners.
CRAFTS Nov 1992 (v.15#11) pg. 36, 67

Rub-on tile transfers. Decorated tile is used as an insert in a wooden peg rack. Includes instructions for painting the rack in a checkerboard motif with a floral edging.
CRAFTS Jun 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 54

Wall-mounted clothes bar with 4 hooks is topped with a folk-painted hobby horse. May also be used as a towel rack.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #87 Jun 1982 (v.8#3) pg. 42

Tip: Quickie coat rack made by fastening umbrella handles to a pine board.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 16 1980 (v.93#13) pg. 82

Simple wall-mounted clothes hooks in the shape of geese heads.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 98, 161

Silent butler clothes stand is made from dowels and 1x8 lumber.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 100, 163

Three brand new storage ideas. Includes a hardboard hideaway. A 4x8-ft. hardboard panel is mounted 12" out from a wall to conceal a clothes pole and two shelves. This provides a coat closet near a doorway capable of holding three or four coats plus boots, hats, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #101 Dec 1967 (v.17#6) pg. 38

Old-fashioned coat rack hall mirror. Oval wooden frame and shelf is 32" high and 17" wide. Decorative porcelain knobs are used for hooks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 80

Wall-hung coat rack consists of a decorative shaped board with three brass clothes hooks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 41

Winter sports rack. Made from pine and dowels. A water-tight tray catches the melting snow from skis, boots, and jackets. Est. cost: $30.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 84, 86

Make a simple rack for gloves and caps to mount on the back of a closet door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 39

Oak clothes butler. Design provides places to fold, hang and place a variety of clothing and personal items.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 84

Wordless Workshop suggests how to make a collapsible rack for holding freshly ironed shirts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 99

Rack made from plastic pipe hooks over an ironing board and holds freshly ironed clothes on hangers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 88

Wall-hung rack built from PVC tubing provides clothes hanging space in a laundry room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 112

Wordless Workshop shows how to build a laundry room rack for hanging clothes, storing empty hangers and the clothes basket.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 108

Tip on converting a shelf to a clothes hanger rack without installing a conventional closet rod underneath the shelf.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #401 Sep 1999 (v.49#8) pg. 127

Coat locker (36"x14"x72" tall) features two large open compartments with hooks for coats, two small upper compartments for hats or books, and two lower drawers. Built mostly from plywood using pocket-hole joints. Est. cost: $370.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #402 Oct 1999 (v.49#9) pg. 74

Cherry clothes tree features legs from a Shaker round stand, a post and finial from a pencil-post bed, and pegs from a Shaker pegged wall board.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 84

Tip: Pine coat rack has a top shelf and screw-on ceramic hooks.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1980 (v.191#1) pg. 127, 212

Simple wall-hung rack with 10 pegs holds hats, jackets and mittens.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 74

Wall-mounted, pegged coat rack. Seven coat pegs are mounted on a 43" long board.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #453 Feb 1966 (v.62) pg. 95

Workshop heirloom. (1) Coat tree mirror. (2) Umbrella stand.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #627 Aug 1980 (v.76) pg. 76

Ukranian hanger. Carved wooden owl is mounted on the wall above a wooden hook. Whenever anything is placed on the hook, the owl's wings extend outward.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 20

Wall-mounted coat and hat rack uses bentwood hooks which you laminate in a wooden mold from eleven strips of veneer.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1983 (v.4#3) pg. 24

Wall-mounted hat shelf and coat rack is made from Plexiglas.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1975 (v.143#5) pg. 72

Colonial wall rack has a scroll shape and four pegs to hold coats and hats.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1979 (v.152#6) pg. 108

Clothes hook is shaped like the head of a duck. Fasten to wall with a screw. Use as clothes hook or gun rack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 51

Glove and mitten rack consists of snap clothespins attached to a board.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 167

Room divider doubles as coat rack.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1968 (v.193#4) pg. 39

Coat rack built from one sheet of plywood is completely collapsible for storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 108

Tennis balls, cut and mounted to a wall, make holders for towels and clothing, even while wet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1972 (v.200#6) pg. 122

Telephone booth with cafe doors for privacy is built from three flush doors set in the shape of an "H". The opposite side can serve as a coat rack.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1972 (v.201#3) pg. 108

A row of coat hooks fastened to a board that is hinged just inside a coat closet door. May be swung down for use when regular clothes bar is full. Excellent for use when entertaining.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 122

How to build a coat rack from fir dimension lumber and doweling. Est. cost: $15.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 138

Tip on how to make a simple coat rack from 1x6 pine and screw-in coat hangers.
SUNSET Dec 1977 (v.159#6) pg. 90

Sculptural coat rack and a shoe storage bench are shown in two photos.
SUNSET Mar 1983 (v.170#3) pg. 138

Make a coat rack with slotted pegs.
SUNSET Apr 1984 (v.172#4) pg. 162

Ladder-back clothes valet.
SUNSET Oct 1985 (v.175#4) pg. 138

Tip: Sturdy swing-out arm for hanging clothing in the laundry room is made from galvanized pipe and anchored to the wall with pipe straps. Est. cost: $10.
SUNSET Feb 1986 (v.176#2) pg. 120

Sportsman's coatrack. A simple wooden board (20"x3") is equipped with two hooks and decorated with an in-flight duck fabricated from various colors of wood (using a scroll saw).
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #3 May 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 4

Wall-hung tavern mirror and coat rack. An oak frame (15"x37") with three mirrored panels is topped with a 5" shelf and fitted with 4 coat hooks.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #17 Sep 1990 (v.3#5) pg. 6

Tip: How to make a clothes rack using old croquet mallets and balls for hangers.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1979 (v.42#13) pg. 101, 142

Hitching post hang-up (clothes rack) made from split rail fencing. Est. cost: $27.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 16 1981 (v.44#11) pg. 85, 156

How to make antiques. Includes directions for a stained pine coatrack, vanity shelf, and jewelry box.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1984 (v.47#10) pg. 106, 184

Outdoorsy pine mug rack holds 4 mugs and has a mallard duck decoration. Also suitable for use as a coat rack.
WOOD MAGAZINE #13 Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 62

C-clamp coatrack for the workshop. Cherry mounting board (4"x16" holds two C-clamp shaped hooks made from maple.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 62

Wild-kingdom wall-mounted coat rack. An oval intarsia motif is mounted in the center of the backboard, flanked by two brass hooks. Three patterns are furnished for the intarsia (a duck, a panda bear and a hummingbird).
WOOD MAGAZINE #63 Sep 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 54

Bent-laminated hang-ups. Elegant wooden coat hangers and wall-mounted coat hooks are made from laminated wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 44, Insert

Country coat rack. A wall-hung frame-and-panel (31"x12") with five panels is fitted with a narrow shelf along the top and Shaker pegs along the bottom. The panels can be solid wood, blackboard, or cork board.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 48, Insert

Shaker-style pegs are attached to a decorative board to form a coat rack for the back of a door. Five styles of decorative boards are shown for this three-peg rack.
WOODSMITH #2 Mar 1979 pg. 3

Antique wall mirror features an oak frame, decorative dentil strip and 4 brass coat hooks. Dimensions: 19" tall, 32" wide.
WOODSMITH #26 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 18

Wall-hung decorative shelf can be configured as a coat rack, mug rack, or towel bar. This slatted shelf measures 10"x38" and attaches to the wall with wooden brackets and hidden "keyhole" hangers.
WOODSMITH #37 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 16

Country coat rack. A wall-hung display shelf features a closed compartment for small items (gloves, scarves, ...) and 6 Shaker pegs for hanging coats. Overall dimensions: 36"x16"x9" deep.
WOODSMITH #86 Apr 1993 (v.15) pg. 6

Wall-hung coat rack features 5 large laminated wood hooks.
WOODSMITH #119 Oct 1998 (v.20) pg. 22

Off-center turning technique creates unique Shaker-style pegs which are angled slightly upward in this coat rack (peg rail).
WOODTURNING #76 Jun 1999 pg. 24

Ladderback-style chair doubles as a clothes valet in a bedroom.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 598

Valet stand holds jacket, pants, and shoes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 4

Colonial wall shelf. A 36"x9" shelf is supported by two decorative shelf brackets. Across the bottom of the shelf is a peg bar with 6 Shaker pegs for hanging coats, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 7

Mahogany wall valet. When open it has a tray big enough to hold a wallet, pocket change, and watch, along with a built-in hanger for your suit and tie. A grooming mirror is exposed when open.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 36

Clothes valet holds jacket, trousers, shoes and has compartmented shelf for wallet, keys, change, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 34

Personalized coat racks. Scraps of plywood feature a name or initials and three pegs to hold coats. Complete alphabets for two different style of letters are included.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1982 (v.38#1) pg. 116

Tip: Mount old, decorative doorknobs on a plaque for use as a coat rack, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1982 (v.38#2) pg. 9

Decorative wall-hung "accessory rack" holds coats, umbrellas, etc. on pegs.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 20

Make a wall-mounted rack to hold gloves. This slat-front rack would also be suitable for holding magazines.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 48

Coat rack in the round. A contemporary version of the traditional coat tree features four tall dowels supporting three circular rings. Wooden balls attached to the top ring serve as coat hooks. The bottom two rings form an umbrella rack.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 46