Oak Coat Rack & Shelf w/ Mirror

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Boehm posted 03-11-2008 01:17 AM 3393 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coat rack and shelf I made for our house by our front door. Our closet is filled with every season of jacket year round. This way we can keep the current seasonal ones out and handy. It is made out of 3/4” solid oak veneer plywood with custom molding on the inside and outside. It started out as an inlay design in the spot where the mirror is. But, it got dinged up a little in the middle after I let it set aside while I did work on something else. So now I cut the middle out and put a mirror in it. It is stained with the Cabot country maple I have and three coats of Minwax spar urethane. There are four brass hooks on the bottom.

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

7 comments so far

View teenagewoodworker's profile


2727 posts in 4742 days

#1 posted 03-11-2008 01:29 AM

wow that looks great. nice job. and you must get a lot of use out of it too.

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 4962 days

#2 posted 03-11-2008 01:48 AM

Nice mirror. I like the angles.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27249 posts in 4796 days

#3 posted 03-11-2008 04:22 AM

This is nice. It is not your usual “hall” mirror. Your finish looks good as well. About the mirror, I assume that this is something that you didn’t buy “off the shelf” since all I ever see are round and rectangular ones. Did you cut this down yourself or did you have a glass shop do it? Just curious.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View cajunpen's profile


14578 posts in 5040 days

#4 posted 03-11-2008 09:06 AM

Nice coat rack. I like the angle also – it seperates it from most that you see.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View Jim Boehm's profile

Jim Boehm

40 posts in 4714 days

#5 posted 03-11-2008 11:27 AM

I got the mirror at Lowes and then I traced the opening plus added 1/4” around for the opening and cut it myself. I actually had to add the trim on the inside of the mirror area because when I cut out the piece of wood that was boogered up, it created small chips on the edges of the veneer that didn’t look good. I thought that the trim added a different touch plus it took focus off of the fresh cut edges on the inside.

Thanks for the comments guys!

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 5221 days

#6 posted 03-11-2008 11:35 AM

great looking coat hanger. Nice finish. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View CharlieM1958's profile


16292 posts in 5192 days

#7 posted 03-11-2008 02:42 PM

Nice piece, and very practical as well!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics