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DIY Chalkboard Coat Rack

Chalkboard coat racks are a fun way to jazz up your home and to add a little character. This is a fun and simple project you can easily tackle in an afternoon. The project is made out of pine boards, some plywood, hooks,  etc.


Shopping List

Qty 1: 1x3 by 8 foot long board $5

Qty 1: ½ inch thick by 4 feet long by 1 ½ inch pine $4

Qty 1: ¼ inch thick - 2 feet by 4 feet plywood: $9

Qty 3: Hooks $4/hook and ½ inch screws

Qty 1: Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer in Satin Oxford Blue (available at Ace Hardware)

Qty 1: Krylon Chalkboard Paint in Black  (available at Ace Hardware) 

½ inch nails

¾ inch nails

1 ¼ inch long pocket hole screws 

Tools Required:

Miter saw or Circular Saw
Nailgun or hammer

Pocket hole jig 


Make Your Cuts

Start by downloading the FREE Chalkboard Coat Rack Plans here. Cut the boards to length on a miter saw or circular saw. The boards are ¾ inch thick by 2 ½ inches wide. I cut the two longer boards to 39 inches and the shorter boards to 21 inches.  I cut the ½ inch thick boards that are 1 ½ inches wide to 16 inches in length.

If you can’t find 1x3 boards at your local store, rip a 1x4 down on a table saw.

Create Pocket Holes

Use a pocket hole jig to create two pocket holes at the end of each long board. Set it for ¾ inch thick stock.

Connect Boards

Use 1 ¼ inch long pocket hole screws to attach the boards.

Router Time!

Create a ¼ inch deep by ½ inch rabbet or inset for the plywood.

Cut Plywood

Use a circular saw to cut the ¼ inch plywood to size. It should be cut to fit in the inset.

Use a miter saw to cut a 45 degree angle at each corner of the plywood so it will fit.


Attach Chalkboard

Once the paint is dry, attach the chalkboard from the back using ½ inch nails. I used an 18 gauge nailer.   Make sure to wait the full twenty four hours before first use with chalk on the Chalkboard Paint surface.

Add Trim

Attach the ½ inch thick trim boards to separate the panels. Use ¾ inch long nails.

Secure Coat Hangers

Space the coat hangers evenly and attach using ½ inch long screws.

Hang on Your Wall



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