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-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!

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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 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 Tree

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

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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 Coat Rack

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

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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 rack
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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.

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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 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.

Elizabeth Manneh
Elizabeth is an experienced freelance writer, specializing mainly in digital health & transformation, health & wellness, and education & learning. She's been published on ReadersDigest.com, Paysa.com, The Family Handyman, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and The Good Men Project. She was also a regular contributor to Love Live Health and Daily Home Remedy. Elizabeth is a retired primary school principal and education consultant, with a continuing passion for education and learning.