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10 Ingenious DIY Hat and Coat Racks

Funky, fun and fabulous—these ingenious ideas for DIY coat and hat racks mean you'll never get stuck using a boring coat rack again!

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industrial coat rackPhoto: Courtesy of TMDGZN

Industrial-Style DIY Coat Rack

You can create your own unique DIY coat rack from pipes, fittings and hooks, or you can buy this rack in one of 10 different finishes!

If you love the industrial look, check out this DIY industrial serving tray.

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Faux Antler Coat RackPhoto: Courtesy of Black Forest

Faux Antler DIY Coat Rack

This DIY coat rack looks just like a real antler, but it’s made of polyresin. If you have a real antler and you like the look, give that antler a job holding up your coats and hats.

For more ways to use what you already have, check out these 80 old items fantastically fit for repurposing.

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Sleek DIY Hat Rack


Clear up entryway clutter with a simple coat and hat rack that you can build in about an hour. Use the types of hooks that fit the items you want to hang. Check out the complete how-to instructions, here.

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vintage skis coat rackPhoto: Courtesy of Vintage Snow

Vintage Skis Coat Tree


Create something useful out of old wooden skis! This coat tree would look perfect in a cabin, lodge or any other rustic setting.

One of our readers made a bench out of old skis. Check it out, here.

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hammer head coat rack

Hammerhead DIY Coat Rack


A piece of reclaimed wood with hammerheads screwed on from the back side of the board makes an unusually sturdy DIY coat rack.

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headboard turned into coat rack

Headboard Coat Rack


One of our readers turned a cast-off headboard into this attractive entryway coat and hat rack.

Check out the companion bench he made from another headboard, here.

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ikea dog butt coat hooksPhoto: Courtesy of Ikea

IKEA Doggie Hooks


These cute little soft rubber hooks are just $3 at IKEA. Mount them right to the wall or to a mounting board of your choice. These hooks work for hats, coats and even dog leashes. Here are 40 perfect pet projects to show your pet some love.

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Shotgun Shell Hooks coat rackPhoto: Courtesy of Walker Wood Gifts

Shotgun Shell Hooks


This DIY hat rack, which would be perfect in a hunting cabin, is made from shotgun shells mounted on a live-edge knotty cedar board with a clear finish.

Get a perfect clear polyurethane finish every time with these 4 simple steps.

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switchboard coat rackPhoto: Courtesy of iLoveHandles

Switchboard Coat Rack


The Switchboard is a wall-mounted coat rack with 25 (!) triangular wood hooks. Each hook rotates down when you need it and rests against the wall when you don’t. Designed and created in Portland, Oregon, Switchboard gives your entryway a sleek, modern look.

Here are 15 more easy ways to give your home a modern feel.

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birch coat rack hooksPhoto: Courtesy of Woodindecor

Birch Hooks


Section of birch trees are cut, holes are drilled and edges are softened. What could be simpler? The woodsy feel is cozy and natural. If you’d like your apartment or home to be cozier, check out these 10 easy tricks.