Our solid timber wall mounted coat racks are inspired by the Shaker pegs that lined the four walls of meeting rooms. They hung up coats, hats, bags, lamps, brooms, even chairs— all tidied away by this simple storage device.
Tidy yes, but did you know our coat rack can also reduce your environmental impact? From research for our drying rack we realised the impacts of washing and drying clothes: water use, detergents and energy use. Now recently revealed is that the micro fibers shed during washing are ending up in our oceans. Do we need to wash so often? With a coat rack you can hang items to air in-between wears. This reduced washing will also increase the life of the clothes, a win all-round!
Australian Made Coat Rack
Our coat racks are hand crafted in our workshop in Castlemaine, Victoria and made from recycled timbers, usually Vic Ash or Messmate salvaged from buildings. Being a recycled timber, the back-board can have nail holes, sap veins, and other marks. Each back-board is structurally sound, machined flat, and sanded smooth. Colours within our stock can vary, even within one species. It’s best to drop by our Castlemaine store to see samples as online images can be different from the actual timber. For our Australia wide customers who can’t drop by, we’re happy to replace or refund racks if the colour or features don’t suit when it arrives.
The back board is 25mm thick and 110mm high, 19mm hardwood dowels protrude 80mm and have rounded ends, these are commercial Vic Ash dowel—not recycled. To seal the timber we finish it in a light natural oil that dries completely to a subtle lustre. The pegs are hammered and glued into a deep socket forming a strong joint equal to the strength of the hardwood. Our load-test is to hold on to two pegs and lift feet off the floor, very scientific if done in a white coat; from this we deduce that each peg can take a 40kg load. Each peg is solid but total load ability depends on good fixings to the wall; we supply strong screws for the job. Fixing in to stud walls is common but it’s also possible to fix to brick or stone walls with the same screws going into 8mm masonry wall plugs, email or call for advice.
With the screws we supply 1/2″ timber plugs to cover the screw holes in the back-board, instructions supplied with each rack. Installation is pretty straight forward if you have a drill and a level, or a good eye! See our installation video below. Some use their builder or a handy-person to install.
Custom Designed Coat Racks
We make up the coat racks in various lengths from 4 peg / 667mm to 12 peg / 2000mm. the increments are based on six pegs per meter, which we’ve found is a good spacing for coats and brim-hats. Two meters is the maximum length our courier can carry. We can make longer racks with local pick-up, or for long runs we can set the backboards up for butt-joining two meter lengths. We can also do custom peg spacing; 5 to 8 pegs per meter are OK spacings, contact us for a price.
Each coat rack is made to order from prepared components. Once payment is received we put your rack into the works schedule and it can take 2 to 3 weeks to get made depending on how many orders we are processing at the time. Delivery times: Eastern Australian metro areas 1 to 4 working days and up to 10 days for other areas — a little more in remote areas.
The coat rack came really quickly and it’s nice and solid and heavy, really simple and tasteful. We’re really happy with it, and especially happy that we now have somewhere to put our coats in our tiny one-bedroom apartment. Thanks, Andrea
Charlotte from QLD: “Just wanted to let you know that our order for four coat hooks arrived yesterday afternoon – they are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you, what a wonderful product. I wish now that I had known earlier about them as I would have ordered some for the bathrooms, instead of the rather sterile silver things we’ve ended up with!!
How hard is it to install a coat rack? Have a look at this guide: