Without a designated place to put coats, bags, and hats in our home, our entry area was always cluttered. Our couch and kitchen chairs were often the first place we put our coats. Each of our closets are currently overfilled which is part of the reason that we needed a storage solution for our entry space. We do not have space for more furniture that could be used to organize our belongings, so we decided that a coat rack would be our best option.
We used a natural wood finish 35 x 4.5 inch Oak Shaker Peg Rack from Peg and Rail. A small manufacturing company based in Highland, Michigan, Peg and Rail provides a large selection of peg racks that are made in America. The furniture grade lumber used by Peg and rail comes from L.L. Johnson Lumber Manufacturing Co. in Charlotte, Michigan. Stains and finishing products are from Sherwin-Williams and Minwax. Shaker Pegs are made in Harrison, Ohio by Atlas Dowel.
Peg racks are available in lengths ranging from 23 inches to 58 inches. In addition to white, there are 9 stain color options and 4 edge profiles that include round over, cove, radius, and square. When you visit their website, you will find photos of the stain choices applied to oak, maple, and cherry wood samples. Once a peg rack is stained, three layers of clear lacquer are applied by hand. If you have custom paint that you would like to use, coat racks are also available unfinished.
Shaker Peg Racks are available in two widths: standard 3.5 inch or 4.5 inch extra wide. In addition to wood pegs, racks come with three hook styles: solid brass, satin nickel, and aged bronze.
Our coat rack came with a natural finish, rounded over edges, and six pegs.
The coat rack we received had “key holes” on the back and included 3 screws. They have another option available for mounting using button holes. Mounting hole locations are dependent on the length of the coat rack. If you need a specific width between each hole to match your studs, you can request that they are made to your specifications. The coat rack we received was 35 inches wide, so it included three holes for mounting. When I measured the distance between each hole, it was exactly 16 inches. Hanging the rack was relatively easy. I put one screw into the wall and placed one hole over the screw. I used a level to make sure that I had the coat rack straight and then I drew a line across the top of the rack with a piece of chalk. When I removed the rack, I used the chalk to outline the key holes on the back. I placed it back onto the wall with only one hole over a screw. I lightly tapped the coat rack against the wall so that the chalk would show where the outline of the key holes were. This helped me to minimize a mistake with measuring.
We were so pleased with the craftsmanship of our peg rack. It gives a warm feeling to our room and has definitely helped our organization issue. Because this is hanging near our kitchen table, I am happy knowing that the product is very sturdy and I don’t have to worry about it falling down.
If you have children, you may want to consider putting a coat rack at a lower level on the wall to encourage them to put their book bags and coats up. For more organization ideas, you can visit Peg and Rail’s Blog.
If you would like to purchase a peg rack, you can visit their website at www.pegandrail.com.
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Our Virginia Home received a coat rack from Peg and Rail for the purpose of a review. However, only our honest opinions were expressed.