A wooden coat tree painted to match a bedroom

Use 12mm or 16mm Plywood or SupaWood and colourful paints to make a coat tree to help keep children's bedrooms neat and tidy.




2 pieces of 12mm* plywood or supawood to the height and width required

Roll of brown paper and scissors

4 to 6 pine knobs and screws

Acrylic paint in choice of colours


Squares of coloured felt

PVA glue

4 corner braces and 12/13mm screws


Jigsaw and clean-cut blade

Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Orbital sander plus 120-grit sanding pads

Tape measure and pencil

*If using 16mm, adjust Step 2 to allow for 16mm slot.

Find all the tools and supplies for this project at your local Builders Warehouse.  


1. Fold a length of brown paper in half. the length should be the same as the height required for the coat tree. Draw out half a tree shape on the brown paper and keep folded over to cut out the shape. Open up and flatten to use as your template.

2. Draw two tree shapes on a piece of board. Cut out with a jigsaw. One one board cut a 12mm slot from the top down to halfway, and on the other cut a 12mm slot from the bottom up to halfway. This slot allows the two pieces to be joined together.

3. Before assembly, paint the sections in your choice of colours. You can use any acrylic paint for this project.

4. Slot the two sections together and add steel corner braces for added stability. 

5. Finish off by adding the pine knobs over colourful, cut out felt shapes.