Published on September 7th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Handyman Corner Coat Rack

Materials: Cabinet door (Unknown product origin), Blecka

Description: Browsing the handyman corner of the scratch and dent section of Ikea yielded 4 Blecka hooks that were not in their packaged, marked down to $3. After browsing around a bit more, I found a cabinet door from an unknown product that looked like the perfect backing for a coat rack. I found the screws and washers in my garage, and I had to run to Home Depot to get a pair of keyhole hangers to mount to the back of the cabinet door.

Installation was simple. Layout the hooks as desired, drill a hole for each hook (Blecka hooks have only one hole per hook), and use a machine screw, washer, and nut to mount the hook. The keyhole hangers were screwed into the back of the cabinet 16″ apart, and corresponding screws were installed in the wall into studs (make sure they are level!).

The result is a classy coat rack that no one else has, and all for about $12 in materials.

~ Mike, United States

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11 Responses to Handyman Corner Coat Rack

  1. Anonymous says:

    Where are the moderators?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! What a great idea.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Quite handsome.

  4. plumbing says:

    I think every house have a coat rack. This is very useful specially during rainy season to keep our coat in a nice place to keep it dry. We can hang in there our other things. This one is a good example of reuse. I did not noticed that this is a cabinet doors.

  5. Mike Beatrice says:

    There are a ton of doors and shelves like this at our Ikea’s As-Is section to choose from! Thanks for the tip!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am stealing this idea. I have almost the exact drawer front and wondered what I could do with it! Thanks!

  7. Anonymous says:


  8. d_glynn says:

    That door is the ÄDEL in medium brown, the cheapest pair, 12″*24″, costs $47.
    I was going to suggest using a 30″ drawer front, as they are available individually, but they cost $51 each! So yeah, the As-Is section is the best low-cost option.

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