The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Hall Racks
What kinds of designs do hall racks come in?
These coat and hat racks are available in a range of design options for you to consider. Many racks come in the traditional design where the rack is thin and positioned on the floor, usually extending to 5-6 feet in height. Along the top of the rack are a number of small hooks that the coats or hats can be placed on. There are also many racks that are variations of the traditional design, such as a hall rack that is winding and appears similar to a walnut tree with the small branches being areas where you can place your garments. There are also a number of coat rack designs wherein the rack is nailed to the wall and the hooks are situated horizontally.
If you want a coat rack that can provide you with additional storage for your shoes or sports equipment, some models are designed in a way that includes the rack and hooks for your coats and hats at the top and some storage at the base of the unit. This storage can come in the form of a couple of shelves or some small cabinets with drawers. These entryway racks will typically cost more than their counterparts that don't include additional storage options.
How many pieces of clothing can these racks hold?
At the minimum, you will be able to place at least two coats and hats on the rack that you choose to buy. However, most of these racks are equipped with 6-8 separate hooks for the hanging of your garments. If you require more hooks for purses, coats, and racks, it's possible for some of these items to come with as many as 10 hooks. You can also purchase two separate racks if you require additional hooks for your home.
How do I mount the hall rack on the wall?
If the rack you choose was built in a way that requires it to be mounted on the wall, the screws and bolts that are necessary to do so will usually be included with the rack in question. In most cases, screws will be all that you need to mount the rack to the wall. If you live in an apartment, make sure that you ask your landlord whether or not you can screw items into walls before selecting a rack that needs to be mounted to the wall.