Hang your jerseys and hats with style!
The hockey stick coat rack takes only a few sticks and is really functional! This unique design doesn’t require unbroken sticks or the coat rack to be wall mounted. All you need are some intact blades and shafts.
The coat rack is pretty simple to make.
- Main Stand
- Feet & Hanging Posts
Tools and hardware for the project:
- Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- 2 bar clamps, 2 spring clamps
- Around 6-7 sticks
- 4 stick blades
- 16 #6, 1.5″ sheet metal screws
- 32 #8, 1.5″ sheet metal screws
- 4 #6, 1.25″ sheet metal screws
- Hockey Tape
Since the coat rack is pretty tall, it’s unlikely you’ll have 4 unbroken sticks that are 70″ or longer even with the blades attached. If you do, then you can just view how to attach them together here and then jump to adding the hanging posts. Otherwise, we move on!
Start with about 5 or 6 of your sticks. You want ones that are different in length. When we go to add more sticks to make the main stand longer, we’ll use the staggered lengths to make it much more rigid. Take 4 sticks of differing lengths (they don’t have to be the exact length shown, but sufficiently staggered) and arrange them into a square fashion as shown below.
Begin fastening them together at the locations using #8 1.5″ sheet metal screws. You’ll want to do this on all 4 sides and have the screws first pass through the stick on the short side first before going into the next stick.
Next we’ll add the remaining pieces to the to the top end to finish up the main shaft. Cut 1 or if needed, 2 of your remaining sticks to get the desired height. Try to use the same brand, or if possible the exact same type of sticks, for each of top sticks as compared to the bottom stick it lines up against. It will provide the cleanest look.
The new sticks in this top portion are highlighted in red. You can see how it complements the staggered sticks from the bottom portion. Attach these sticks together as shown in the picture. You can see how by doing the design this way, the stand is much more rigid since the screws are affixing sticks from the bottom portion to the top and vice versa.
Feet & Hanging Posts
Next comes attaching the feet. First important thing to note is that you want 4 of the same direction of curve, either righty or lefty. It doesn’t matter which you choose but don’t mix them together or the coat rack won’t balance properly.
The goal is to get about 4.5″ of the straight solid shaft of just above the blade to lie flush with the center of the broad sided stick. NOTE: You’re not centering the blade on the side of the main stand, you’re centering on the broad side of the stick as shown in the images. If you get about 4.5″ of the flatness of the blade shaft, then the distance from the lowest point on the blade to the top is about 15.75″. To cover up the big hole at the top of each shaft, I prefer to use hockey tape as shown in the image. It does a nice job of covering up the unsightly hole and sheet metal screws which keeping that good hockey look. Once you’ve taped the 4 tops, use three #6 1.5″ sheet metal screws to attach each blade to the main stand.
Now it’s time to move up to the top to attach the hanging posts. Depending on what you want to hang, you may which to shorten or lengthen the posts versus what I have shown here. I’ve found that this length works well for hanging a single winter jacket.
Cut the 4 hanging posts to your preferred length using the miter saw, including the 45 degree angle. I recommend gluing the piece on first prior to attempting to screw it in. Screw each post at an angle as shown using 1 #6 1.25″ sheet metal screw on bottom and 1 #6 1.5″ sheet metal screw on top. The additional length with help it cover the extra distance.
Once the glue dries, you’re all done!
For a full model of the coat rack, visit Models.