Cut a piece of lumber to use as your coat rack’s base. You can use a piece of scrap board or purchase one specifically for the project. These instructions will describe using a 1” x 6” board cut at a length appropriate for your purposes and the size of the wall—a length of at least 24” to 36” should suffice in most applications.
Cut the wood using a handsaw to your desired length. Sand the rough-cut edge with a piece of fine-grit sandpaper or a sanding sponge to smooth it out.