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The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Coat Racks
How many different kinds of racks are there?
A coat rack can be a standalone piece of furniture from which jackets, coats, hats, and umbrellas are hung. Some stands have decorative elements and others are more utilitarian in their appearance. The term can also refer to a series of hooks attached to a strip of wood or metal that is mounted to a wall.
To see the complete spectrum of products available, refer to this list of alternative names when conducting your search:
- Coat stand
- Coat tree
- Garment rack
- Hall rack
- Hall tree
Can I change the height or appearance of the rack?
You can only change the height of a coat stand if the product is designed to perform in that manner. The word adjustable is usually included in the name or description of an item with this feature. There are also stands that can swivel or rotate and some that are collapsible. The rack you choose may allow you to remove pegs or hooks, so you can personalize the final product.
Is it difficult to install a coat rack?
Tall coat stands may be shipped in a single piece and require no additional assembly. You'll simply unwrap the item and stand it upright in the location you wish. However, some manufacturers ship their coat stands in sections or with additional parts that need to be attached, such as hooks or shelves. Assembly can be as simple as pushing parts together without additional tools. In some cases, a screw driver may be required to securely fit the pieces together. Always make sure the rack is completely assembled and stable before loading it with coats and other heavy items.
If you're concerned about how to install the item, check the product description for information about required assembly. If the description isn't clear or doesn't mention assembly, contact customer support for more information about how the item is shipped.
Where can I use a coat stand?
Coat stands are ideal in any room or location where quick access to jackets, clothing, hats, and handbags is a must. Foyers, hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms, cloakrooms, and office entryways are great places for a coat stand. If you have guests, customers, or patients who need to remove a jacket, a coat stand is a convenience they are sure to appreciate.