Hey hey friends! Who’s ready for another DIY? This one may be a little more involved than my typical DIYs, but definitely worth the effort. I’m going to show you how you can make your very own farmhouse style shiplap coat rack.
My husband and I worked on this project together and I’m so pleased with the way it came out. I’m always so impressed with his skills. I love that I can give him a vision for something I want and he brings it to life. Of course, my favorite part was styling it all after it was completed. But working with power tools, is pretty high up there too. 😉
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How to Make A Shiplap Coat Rack
4 – 12′ Shiplap Boards
Wooden “Welcome” Sign
4 Vintage metal hooks
1″ x 8″ x 42″ Board (to be used as a shelf)
1/2″ black screws
Pneumatic Staple Gun
What to do:
I’ll share the dimensions we used, but you can make this a custom size to fit your space by adjusting the measurements as needed. Our shiplap coat rack is 48″ wide x 42″ high.
First, measure and cut the shiplap boards to length using the miter saw. We cut ours 48 inches long, for a total of 8 boards. Lay the boards face down on a flat surface, butting each one together.
To hold the boards together, we cut 3 – 6″ strips of underlayment and placed them vertically on each end and in the center of the shiplap boards. We placed a little wood glue and then used the staple gun and 1/2″ staples to attach the boards. We stapled above and below each joint of the shiplap.
Now you have your shiplap backing complete. At this point, I painted the boards using some white paint that I already had on hand.
After the paint dries, you will start adding your accessories. First, we attached the vintage hooks using the drill and 1/2″ screws. We used a total of 4 hooks, spacing them apart evenly by using our tape measure and marking where to attach them.
Next, we began working on the shelf. We attached the corbels to the piece of wood first, to create the shelf. Make sure that the size of your corbels fit the size of your wood board. We used 9″ x 7″ corbels and a 1″ x 8″ x 42″ piece of wood. When attaching the corbels to the wood, we installed the corbels about 3 inches in from the edge of the board on each side. The corbels that we purchased came with the screws and predrilled holes to attach them.
I purchased new corbels and give them a vintage look (you can check out that tutorial by clicking here). We had an old piece of cypress that we used for the shelf, but you can use any type of wood you have available.
After we had our shelf made, we attached it to the shiplap boards. We attached the shelf about 10″ from the top of the shiplap boards and centered across the middle.
The last thing we did was attach the word “Welcome.” I purchased this from Hobby Lobby and hung it on the shiplap using screws.
Now to install your shiplap coat rack. The coat rack will be fairly heavy so you want to make sure it’s supported well when you attach it to your wall. To provide the most support, it would be best to find your studs and screw into them using 1.5″ screws. You can countersink your screws and fill the holes with a little wood filler and touch up with paint so that your screws do not show.
Now you have your very own shiplap coat rack to hang in your entry or mud room. Who’s ready to try this Fixer Upper inspired project and make Chip & JoJo proud? I’d love to hear any questions or suggestions below.
Be blessed, my friends! xoxo
Heather it turned out amazing! I just love how you styled the shelf. Where on earth did you find that cute little stool? I need one of those!!!!
Thank you so much, Wendy! I found it in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby. They had 2 and now I wish I would’ve gotten both of them. It is so cute!
Luna S says
This looks great! Something like this would be perfect for my entry way, thanks for sharing this. I love that you can change up the shelf for the different holidays.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Yes, the shelf is one of my favorite parts because you can do so much with the styling.
Allie Bock says
It’s so beautiful! Great job! I especially love the vintage coat hooks.
Thank you, Allie! I picked up the coat hooks at Hobby Lobby, but they also have them on Amazon.
This turned out so great! Now I definitely want one. I’ll have to see if I’m handy enough to make it happen. Also, pretty sure my shelf will not look as good, you have great taste!
Thank you for such a sweet comment, Alyssa! It’s really not that hard to make. If you have someone that can help you out, you can probably get it done in half a day. And I’m sure you’d do just fine with styling your shelf. A good tip is to use varying textures and dimensions. 🙂
This is a great project. Shiplap is so pretty and versatile. I really like the corbels and the welcome sign as well.
Beautiful and cheerful and fresh and clean looking. So nice.
Thank you so much, Leanna! One can never have enough shiplap, right!? 😉
I love it!!! Turned out so well, I’ve been wanting to make something like this for my home’s entrance! You’ve inspired me to actually do it lol!
Yay!! Go for it girl! You are going to love it!!
Bee @ BusyLittleBee.ca says
Great tutorial, really makes it seem a lot easier that I would have thought
Thank you so much! It’s really not that bad. We finished the project in about half a day. 🙂
That is amazing… something like that would look so amazing in my entry way!!
You should totally do it, Ashley! It’s really a pretty easy DIY and to make it yourself will save you a ton!
I love all the projects you and your hubby whip up Heather. You did Chip & Jo proud with this one!
Thank you, sweet Lisa! I’m so glad to be able to have my husband feeling better and helping me again!! 🙂
Could I buy one of these from you?
Hi Alaina! I would love to make one of these for you, but it is sooooo heavy that I don’t think it would be reasonable to ship. We actually sold this one at a local show that we did. 😉