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Coats hang firm from slotted pegs on this husky rack.

Big fir pegs in a notched 2 by 6 form this ruggdly attractive coat rack. Architect James Cutler desigend it for his house on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Six pegs, made from 1 5/8-inch fir closet rod, are set in the 3-foot-long plate. They're 6 inches apart on center, beginning 3 inches in from each end.

To make the rack, first rip a 2-inch notch 3/8 inch deep along the lower front edge of the plate. Then, so the top edge of the dowel will be flush against the notch, drill 1 5/8-inch holes, 3/4 inch deep and 1 3/16 inches up from the bottom edge of the cut, spaced as specified above.

To prevent the rod from rolling as the slots are cut,tack a generous length (about 2 feet) of the closet rod to a piece of rectangular stock cut to 1 5/8 inches thick. Plot the approximate positions of each 2 1/2-inch peg, leaving a little extra on each to trim off. Cut the dado notch 3/4 inch wide and deep, 1/2 inch in from one end of each plotted peg; then cut the pegs out of the length of rod.

Glue the pegs into the h oles; secure each from behind with a 1 1/4-inch #10 woodscrew. Sand and finish the hanger with polyurethane. Nail to wall studs, sinking nails and filling holes.
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Date:Apr 1, 1984
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