Here is a really cool way to bring a rustic look and feel to your mud room. Everyone will have a place to hang their coats and you’ll have a piece of decor that will be admired for years to come. All it takes is some basic hardware, lumber and maple wood slices. This maple wood slice rustic coat rack is fairly simple to make. Here’s how to do it:
What you need:
1- 6-foot by 3-foot length of 1-inch plywood
1- 6-foot long 1-inch by 4-inch pine board
1- small can of dark wood stain and application brush
1- large container of wood glue and application brush
6-metal coat hangers and 12 screws
Several 1-inch slices of maple wood. You can do these slices yourself by getting discarded maple wood limbs of different dimensions and saw them using something like a chop saw.
1) Apply the stain to the 1 by 4 and plywood. Set them aside to completely dry.
2) Drill twelve holes through the 1 by 4 wood in the spots you will place the coat hangers. Center the first one 6-inches in from the edge and continue leaving a foot between the rest.
3) Place the 1 by 4 board over the bottom edge of the plywood. Hold the coat hanger in place and screw each one, making sure it attaches both the hanger and boards together.
4) Lay out the maple slices above the area of the rack. Mix and match sizes to look interesting. Apply wood glue liberally to the bottom of each slice. Stick it down on the wood and give the whole completed piece a day to dry.