Pallet Wood Wall Rack for Coats, Hats and Storage

Remember my repurposed books coat rack that I made last year?  Well, it’s been hanging in our entryway, and my husband uses it to hold his hats.  It looks great there, but the reason I hung those pretty vintage dictionary pages on the wall is that what’s underneath them is very flimsy paneling.  I had hoped the paneling would be strong enough to support the weight of the books, but it wasn’t, and the screw holding one side kept stripping out of the paneling (there’s a stud under the other side).  Obviously, until we get rid of the paneling and get stronger walls put up, a different hat rack was going to be needed.

See those gloves my husband stacked on top of the coat rack before it fell?

That gave me an idea to incorporate glove storage into a new pallet wood wall rack, and to solve the problem!

coat rack falling

I had a pallet that had been sitting outside for months, just waiting to be used.  This is a rather pitiful visual, but it gives the basic idea of where the pallet was cut.  I only needed one side of the lower half of the pallet.  All of the boards were removed from the top half, and set aside for a later project.
pallet rack cut image

Here’s the lower section once it was cut.  I’m using the part on the right side.

pallet wood project

The bottom of the pallet was open, so one of the leftover pallet pieces was cut to size, and nailed into the space to form a box.  I stained the wood, the sanded it smooth, then I waxed it.

pallet project rack tutorial

I added 4 coat hooks to the front to hang hats on, and gloves can fit inside the open section.  I attached 2 D-ring hangers on the back.  The book rack weighed 16 pounds. This one weighs less than 9 pounds, so hopefully it will stay firmly on the wall, until we can tear that paneling out.

Pallet Wood Coat Rack

The only expense involved was the cost of the coat hooks.  Not only did it solve my hat hook problem, but I gained a storage spot for gloves that are always scattered around my entryway!  Now, I’m off to tackle more disorganized, problem spots in my home!

Pallet Wood Wall Rack

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  1. Really clever piece, Angie! I love the added storage on top!

    Too funny on your before!

  2. Wonderful project, Angie! I love that it has the storage area, too!

  3. Now this pallet project I love! thanks for sharing!! (can’t tell you how many pallets I’ve passed by… mostly for hubbie’s sake – grrr….)

  4. Super cute & handy too!

  5. What a brilliant idea, I love the look and the extra storage space for mittens

  6. I really love this Angie! I’ve been hard-pressed for time to look at everyone’s projects since before Christmas. I have to play catch up now for sure!

  7. Aren’t pallets the best? I love this coat hook–you will find all kinds of things to keep in it!

  8. Great job Angie. Love the nifty storage area too!

  9. I love it! I love all of the pallet projects out there, but haven’t really gotten started on that myself. But I pinned this, and maybe it will be my first pallet project!

  10. The rustic shelf looks good with the dictionary paper walls. Great project. Visiting from #HomeMattersParty

  11. What a clever repurposing project. I admire individuals who can see an object and transform it (or parts of it!) into something serviceable, beautiful and personal! Love this DIY!

  12. Nice, DIY pallet project. I have other pallet project idea. I will use it as frame of my indoor koi pond project

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