Step 1

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Measure the distance between the mounting holes on the coat rack.

Measure and Mark

Measure the distance between the mounting holes on the coat rack. 

Step 2

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Measure the desired height on the wall where the coat rack will hang and make a mark with a pencil

Mark Vertical Placement

Measure the desired height on the wall where the coat rack will hang and make the appropriate marks on the wall with a pencil.

Step 3

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Hold the tape measure at the desired height from step 2 and make two small vertical marks on the wall using a pencil for the mounting holes based on the measurement from step 1

Mark Spacing of Mounting Holes

Hold the tape measure at the desired height and make two small vertical marks on the wall for the mounting holes based on the measurement from step 1.

Step 4

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Use a level to make two horizontal marks with a pencil that intersect with the vertical marks from step 3, creating a ‘+’ sign.

Mark Horizontal Placement

Use a level to make two horizontal marks with a pencil that intersect with the vertical marks, creating a "+" sign.

Step 5

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Using a ¼” drill bit, drill holes in the wall where the two ‘+’ signs are.

Drill the Holes

Use a drill with a 1/4” drill bit to drill holes in the wall where you have marked the two "+" signs.

Step 6

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Using a hammer, slightly tap the drywall anchors into each hole.

Place Drywall Anchors

Use a hammer to slightly tap the drywall anchors into each hole.

Step 7

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack

Hold up the coat rack, and align the mounting holes with the drywall anchors. Secure the coat rack to the wall by driving 2” wood screws into each anchor

Mount and Secure

Hold up the coat rack, and align the mounting holes with the drywall anchors.  Secure the coat rack to the wall by driving 2” wood screws into each anchor.