DIY a Pottery Barn Kids inspired Coat tree out of off the shelf supplies! A simple stair newels, some shelf brackets and hooks can make a cute Coat tree!
Handmade from this plan >>
48" tall x 15" wide x 15" deep. This coat tree is suitable for children.
Materials and Tools
1 - 48" Stair Newel
4 - Pine Shelf Brackets OR Cut your own from 4-2x6 boards @ 12" long
4 - Coat Hooks
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
And then four Pine Shelf Brackets
(included hardware is GOOD). If you don't want to shell out $4 on each shelf bracket, you can do what I did, and simply cut shelf brackets out of scrap 1x6 or 2x6 boards and attach with a good ole Kreg Jig. If you bought shelf brackets, attach to stair post, elevating stair post up 1" with included hardware.
Next up, attach hardware to top of stair newel by measuring and placing hooks around all four sides. My coat hooks were on clearance for $2 a hook.
I found my hooks were a little on the big side, so you may wish to choose smaller hooks.
And then we simply primed, painted and put to good use!
That means there will be NO kids coats, backpacks, umbrellas, toys, socks, dirty clothes, coloring books . . . EVER on the floor again, right?
Okay, that's a personal fantasy. But at the very least, I can say "I built you a coat tree, now hang your coat up!"
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
And that's my Pinterest Challenge. I'm linked up over at Young House Love and you can enter too. Thanks Sherry and Katie for hosting, how fun! Really enjoyed this challenge!
Happy Pinning, but more importantly, Happy Making!