A coat rack, also known as a hat stand, is a furniture piece meant to hold coats, hats, or other clothing. Usually located in the entry or foyer of a home, the coat rack gained popularity in mid 18th century Victorian era homes, and was often constructed out of wood. The purpose of a coat rack differs from a closet, as it is used to allow clothing to air out for a short-term period before being worn again or stored elsewhere. Various types of coat racks include stand-alone, wall mounted, and door mounted coat racks.

How high should you hang a coat rack?

A coat rack should be low enough to reach but high enough so no coat touches the ground. ADA standards indicate that 4 feet (122cm) is the maximum height for a coat rack’s position, but this requirement only pertains to public buildings. Many people consider around 5 feet (152cm) to be the best height to hang a coat rack.

How do you hang a coat rack on a plaster wall?

The most ideal way to hang a coat rock is to mountain it directly to the studs, no matter the kind of wall. It is important to find wall framing to support the coat rack but studs can be harder to locate inside the walls of older homes. One can either use a stud finder or drill tiny holes to locate the studs knowing that these marks will be covered up by the rack itself. If unable to attach directly to the studs, anchors can adhere through and past the plaster for extra security. However, the strength of connection depends on what kind of anchor as plastic anchors are not well suited for plaster walls.

How do you make a standing coat rack?

To make a standing coat rack, one will need a wood post around six feet (1.83m) and either wood feet, legs, and angle supports attached together at the base or two feet connected at a half-lap joint at the base of the post. After securing all wood pieces together with screws and wood glue, sand and finish the rack. Attach hooks to the upper part of the post.

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Plain Pole Hanger

Perhaps as straight-forward as it comes for coat racks, the Plain Pole Hanger is composed of one center piece and six angled hooks. The Plain Pole Hanger is made from metal and features a nice two-toned paint job on the hooks. Though simple, this coat rack is not without style and blends seamlessly in with any home décor.

The Plain Pole Hanger has an overall height of 69.75” (177 cm) and diameter of 11” (28 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Plain Pole Hanger labeled with overall height and diameter in plan and elevation
Perhaps as straight-forward as it comes for coat racks, the Plain Pole Hanger is composed of one center piece and six angled hooks. The Plain Pole Hanger is made from metal and features a nice two-toned paint job on the hooks. Though simple, this coat rack is not without style and blends seamlessly.

The Plain Pole Hanger has an overall height of 69.75” (177 cm) and diameter of 11” (28 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Plain Pole Hanger labeled with overall height and diameter in plan and elevation
Plain Pole Hanger
Height:
69.75” | 177 cm
Width:
11” | 28 cm
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Materials
Metal frame; solid wood hooks
Designer
Yamazaki Home
Year

Drawings include
:Plain Pole Hanger front elevation, plan

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IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand
Size comparison illustration of the IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand compared to a standing person

The IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand is a three-legged stand that provides small hooks to hang coats, hats, and other accessories. Imma Bermudez designed the stand for a simplistic look and shaped it to mimic the form of an hourglass. The IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand is made of a powdered steel coating for the legs, aluminum, and polypropylene for the hooks and connectors.

The IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand has an overall height of 66.5” (169 cm), width of 24.75” (63 cm), and depth of 24.75” (63 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand measuring height and diameter
The IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand is a three-legged stand that provides small hooks to hang coats, hats, and other accessories. Imma Bermudez designed the stand for a simplistic look and shaped it to mimic the form of an hourglass. The IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand is made with a powdered steel coating.

The IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand has an overall height of 66.5” (169 cm), width of 24.75” (63 cm), and depth of 24.75” (63 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand measuring height and diameter
IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand
Height:
66.5” | 169 cm
Width:
24.75” | 63 cm
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Depth:
24.75” | 63 cm
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Materials
Power coated steel legs; polypropylene hook
Designer
Inma Bermudez (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand elevation, elevation (person), plan

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Darcella Coat Rack

The Darcella Coat Rack could easily be mistaken for a sculptural piece placed in your entryway, with its asymmetric metal poles jutting in every direction topped with orbs, this coat rack brings more than just function to your space. The Darcella Coat Rack is a tripod supported structure with six hooks to bring beauty and storage to a space.

The Darcella Coat Rack has an overall height of 70.25” (178 cm) and diameter of 24” (61 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Darcella Coat Rack labeled with overall height and diameter in plan and elevation
The Darcella Coat Rack could easily be mistaken for a sculptural piece placed in your entryway, with asymmetric metal poles jutting in every direction topped with orbs, this coat rack brings more than just function to your space. The Darcella Coat Rack is a tripod supported structure with six hooks.

The Darcella Coat Rack has an overall height of 70.25” (178 cm) and diameter of 24” (61 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Darcella Coat Rack labeled with overall height and diameter in plan and elevation
Darcella Coat Rack
Height:
70.25” | 178 cm
Width:
24” | 61 cm
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Materials
Metal structure
Designer
Latitude Run
Year

Drawings include:
Darcella Coat Rack front elevation, plan

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Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack

Does your space crave a touch of southwestern charm while not being obnoxious about it? Look no further than the Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack. Drawing inspiration from the natural form of a saguaro, this coat rack has five hooks that mimic the shape of cactus arms formed from metal and finished in a two-tone black and bronze glaze.

The Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack has an overall height of 71.25” (181 cm) and diameter of 12” (30 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack with overall height and diameter measurements
Does your space crave a touch of southwestern charm while not being obnoxious about it? Look no further than the Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack. Inspired by the form of a saguaro, this coat rack has five hooks that mimic cactus arms formed from metal and finished in a two-tone black and bronze glaze.

The Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack has an overall height of 71.25” (181 cm) and diameter of 12” (30 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack with overall height and diameter measurements
Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack
Height:
71.25” | 181 cm
Width:
12” | 30 cm
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Materials
Metal structure; solid wood pegs
Designer
George Oliver
Year

Drawings include:
Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack front elevation, plan

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Epworth Coat Hanger

An equally fashionable as it is functional coat rack, the Epworth Coat Hanger brings style to the entryway with its wood form created by four flared legs that become the four angled hooks at the top. Made from four continuous pieces of wood which bend to become legs or hooks, the Epworth Coat Hanger combines simplicity with style.

The Epworth Coat Hanger has an overall height of 68.25” (173 cm) and diameter of 16.5” (42 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Epworth Coat Hanger with height and diameter dimensions
As fashionable as it is functional coat rack, the Epworth Coat Hanger brings style to the entryway with its wood form created by four flared legs that become the four angled hooks at the top. The Epworth Coat Hanger is made from four continuous pieces of wood which bend to become legs or hooks.

The Epworth Coat Hanger has an overall height of 68.25” (173 cm) and diameter of 16.5” (42 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Epworth Coat Hanger with height and diameter dimensions
Epworth Coat Hanger
Height:
68.25” | 173 cm
Width:
16.5” | 42 cm
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Depth:
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Area:
Materials
Plywood; oak wood veneer
Designer
Corrigan Studio
Year

Drawings include:
Epworth Coat Hanger front elevation, plan

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