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.

Coat Racks Guides
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63” | 160 cm
21.625” | 55 cm
Casteel Coat Stand
160.000
55.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/uuZEi
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Casteel Coat Stand3D model of the Casteel Coat Stand viewed in perspective3D model of the Casteel Coat Stand viewed in perspective
70.25” | 178 cm
24” | 61 cm
Darcella Coat Rack
178.000
61.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/NNVaR
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Darcella Coat RackView of the Darcella Coat Rack in 3D available for downloadView of the Darcella Coat Rack in 3D available for download
71.25” | 181 cm
12” | 30 cm
Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack
181.000
30.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/jwGB2
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Edmiston Cactus Coat RackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Edmiston Cactus Coat RackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Edmiston Cactus Coat Rack
68.25” | 173 cm
16.5” | 42 cm
Epworth Coat Hanger
173.000
42.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/aq7jH
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Epworth Coat Hanger3D model of the Epworth Coat Hanger viewed in perspective3D model of the Epworth Coat Hanger viewed in perspective
60” | 152 cm
19.75” | 50 cm
Ermont Coat Rack
152.000
50.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/PTkwU
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Ermont Coat RackView of the Ermont Coat Rack in 3D available for downloadView of the Ermont Coat Rack in 3D available for download
66.5” | 169 cm
24.75” | 63 cm
24.75” | 63 cm
2017
IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand
169.000
63.000
63.000
2017.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/nueAe
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IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat StandPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat StandPerspective view of a 3D model of the IKEA Ekrar Hat & Coat Stand
72.875” | 185 cm
19.625” | 50 cm
19.625” | 50 cm
2013
IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand
185.000
50.000
50.000
2013.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/VF0Dc
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IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand viewed in perspective3D model of the IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand viewed in perspective
68.125” | 173 cm
19.125” | 49 cm
Maegan Industrial Coat Rack
173.000
49.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/2PinL
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Maegan Industrial Coat RackView of the Maegan Industrial Coat Rack in 3D available for downloadView of the Maegan Industrial Coat Rack in 3D available for download
66” | 168 cm
15.625” | 40 cm
Pillar Coat Rack
168.000
40.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/Id08G
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Pillar Coat RackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Pillar Coat RackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Pillar Coat Rack
69.75” | 177 cm
11” | 28 cm
Plain Pole Hanger
177.000
28.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/4Pmyt
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Plain Pole Hanger3D model of the Plain Pole Hanger viewed in perspective3D model of the Plain Pole Hanger viewed in perspective
65” | 165 cm
20” | 51 cm
Splash Coat Rack
165.000
51.000
70
https://p3d.in/e/m3VIz
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Splash Coat RackView of the Splash Coat Rack in 3D available for downloadView of the Splash Coat Rack in 3D available for download
68” | 173 cm
12” | 30 cm
Zaragoza Coat Rack
173.000
30.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/UqVDB
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Zaragoza Coat RackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Zaragoza Coat RackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Zaragoza Coat Rack
Splash Coat Rack

The Splash Coat Rack, aptly named due to its availability in a wide variety of colors thus able to bring a “splash” of color to any room, is a four-post rack where the legs become the arms. In form, the Splash Coat Rack is similar to Epworth Coat Hanger, but this coat rack is formed from a combination of powder coated steel legs and walnut wood hangers.

The Splash Coat Rack has an overall height of 65” (165 cm) and diameter of 20” (51 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Splash Coat Rack with overall height and diameter measurements
The Splash Coat Rack, aptly named due to its availability in a wide variety of colors thus able to bring a “splash” of color to any room, is a four-post rack where the legs become the arms. The Splash Coat Rack is formed from a combination of powder coated steel legs and walnut wood hangers.

The Splash Coat Rack has an overall height of 65” (165 cm) and diameter of 20” (51 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Splash Coat Rack with overall height and diameter measurements
Splash Coat Rack
Height:
65” | 165 cm
Width:
20” | 51 cm
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Materials
Powder-coated metal structure; solid walnut hooks
Designer
Blue Dot
Year

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IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand
Elevation illustration of the IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand compared to the size of a standing person

The IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand features a classical and minimal form while adding touches of traditional design details that are all connected by a wide circular base. Carina Bengs designed the stand with a double hook design on each side of the central stand placed at the top and midpoint of the stand. The materials on the IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand include a steel and polyester coating on the tube and a clear acrylic lacquer for the hooks.

The IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand has an overall height of 72.875” (185 cm), width of 19.625” (50 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Set of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand with dimensions for height and diameter
The IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand features a classical and minimal form with added touches of traditional details that are all connected by a wide circular base. Carina Bengs designed the stand with a double hook design on each side of the central stand placed at the top and midpoint of the stand.

The IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand has an overall height of 72.875” (185 cm), width of 19.625” (50 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Set of elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand with dimensions for height and diameter
IKEA Hemnes Hat & Coat Stand
Height:
72.875” | 185 cm
Width:
19.625” | 50 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.625” | 50 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Powder coated steel tubes; zinc hooks; polypropylene caps
Designer
Carina Bengs (IKEA)
Year
2013

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

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Casteel Coat Stand

The Casteel Coat Stand is an essential vertical organizational element for any entry way or master closet; featuring ten pegs that are situated at two separate heights, this stand offers plenty of options for hanging coats, scarves, purses, or anything that needs hanging. Made from neutrally finished wood, the Casteel Coat Stand fits with any décor.

The Casteel Coat Stand has an overall height of 63” (160 cm) and diameter of 21.625” (55 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Casteel Coat Stand with height and diameter dimensions
The Casteel Coat Stand is an essential vertical organizational element for any entry way or master closet; featuring ten pegs that are situated at two separate heights, this stand offers plenty of options for hanging coats, scarves, purses, or anything that needs hanging.

The Casteel Coat Stand has an overall height of 63” (160 cm) and diameter of 21.625” (55 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Casteel Coat Stand with height and diameter dimensions
Casteel Coat Stand
Height:
63” | 160 cm
Width:
21.625” | 55 cm
Length:
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Area:
Materials
Solid wood
Designer
Casteel
Year

Drawings include:
Casteel Coat Stand front elevation, 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
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Metal structure
Designer
Latitude Run
Year

Drawings include:
Darcella 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
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Plywood; oak wood veneer
Designer
Corrigan Studio
Year

Drawings include:
Epworth Coat Hanger front elevation, plan

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