Senior Design Editor Joel Bray shares step-by-step instructions for a cottage-ready hat rack made from inexpensive wood and pegs.
Let’s face it: storage is something we could all use a little more of, especially when it looks good and is easy to build yourself. This wooden wall rack is an artistic way to display a collection and it can change seasonally — show off straw hats in the summer and swap in woolly scarves and felt fedoras come winter.
Leaving the rack and hooks raw, without paint or stain, gives it a simple Scandi sensibility. We painted the wall in a serene blue that allows the honey-colored wood to stand out. Keep in mind, the larger the rack the greater the impact.