Before starting work, please read these instructions from start to finish
These instructions are a guide only and are intended for someone with a reasonable knowledge of DIY. There is more than one way to hang a coat rack, but the method described below helps to avoid the most common and troublesome mistake – drilling your screw holes in the wrong position.
If you are not completely confident in your skills or do not have the right tools, please employ a competent friend or professional to do the job for you. Most small racks can be hung singlehanded (ie up to about 50cm). Larger racks may need a second pair of hands.
Supplied with your rack
Screws & Rawlplugs
- Power drill with ‘hammer action’ for drilling masonry
- Size 7 masonry drill bit (Size 10 masonry drill bit if Rawlplugs are grey)
- Spirit level
- Medium-size hammer
- Large nail [4- or 6-inch] or similar marking tool. eg hand-held masonry punch
- Large slotted screwdriver
-Eye protectors & ear protectors
Step 1 – Decide where to hang your rack (NOTE: Do not hang your rack directly over a radiator or close to any direct heat source as this may cause the wood to dry out, possibly resulting in warping or splitting)
Step 2 – Hold rack in position and pass nail or other marking tool through the top right fixing hole. Gently tap with hammer to mark 1st screw position
Step 3 – Set rack aside and drill first hole – tap in Rawlplug. (NOTE: Never attempt to drill into masonry through the ready-drilled fixing holes in your rack. This will cause serious damage to the wood)
Step 4 – Hang rack by this 1st screw. Do not drive screw fully home - leave head protruding about 4mm (TIP: To prevent scratching/damaging black screw heads, add little tabs of masking tape to tip of screwdriver).
Step 5 – Set position of rack with spirit level. Mark remaining holes with marking tool, as before
Step 6 – Remove rack from wall, drill remaining holes, insert plugs
Step 7 – Carefully drive all screws home
Step 8 – Stand back and admire!