For my new coat rack I disassembled two LEKSVIK coat racks from IKEA to use the hooks. First, I sanded my six boards lightly. Just so much that you won’t get a splinter and then I glued the boards with epoxy together and tightened the fittings for reinforcement at the ends of the boards. For the paint I used a light gray tone. Once I applied the paint with a brush on the wood, I immediately wiped much of the color down with a cloth, so that the original color of the wood is still visible.