In this month’s woodworking project demonstration, George Vondriska teaches you the step-by-step process for building a coat tree that will look great in your home or workshop. He demonstrates the simple techniques for installing wrought-iron hooks, crafting the coat tree’s feet, and quarter sawing to achieve that beautiful face grain on all four sides.


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Tags: building a coat rack, Building a coat tree, and coat tree project.

  • bill

    where do you have the source info for the coat hooks (no DVD to review)

    • George Vondriska

      Sorry about the lack of Sources. The coat hooks came from Van Dykes Restorers. Part #02036388

  • Ed

    I really like the design and I was wondering if there’s a variation of this that you can use for a floor lamp.

    • Customer Service

      Thank you for your comment. This is a great idea, but as of right now we don’t have any floor lamp projects.

  • Steve Lien

    George, I like the simple design…Very nice. I have a question about those fancy clamps that you used on the tree…no not the innertubes!….but those clamps with the screw driver type handle on it….Do you have a source for those?

    • Customer Service

      Thank you for your comment.
      I purchased those clamps from Rockler some time ago. The good news is, they’re great clamps. The bad news is that Rockler no longer carries them and I haven’t been able to find them anyplace else.

  • Gary Hayden

    Great step by step instruction .

  • Joe W

    George, I made the coat tree like you did in the video. Now on the 2nd one, I am making feet to come out at a right angle to the center of the pole. I wanted to try a sliding dovetail, but the design my wife likes comes up higher, so it will be a regular mortise & tenon. My question is, how would you cut the tenon so it is square & straight. I put the pattern on the wood and cut it all out on the band saw, but now I have to sand to get a snug fit on the back of the foot. The feet kinda look like a high heeled shoe. I have to make 3 more, so any ideas would be great. thank you.

    • George Vondriska

      It sounds like you’re cutting an angled tenon so the tenon is perpendicular to the face of the post, but the foot comes down at an angle. I’d cut that tenon on the table saw by setting the miter gauge to the angle of the leg, allowing me cut the two cheeks, and then I’d hand cut the top and bottom shoulders to get the correct tenon.