An accordion rack is an adjustable storage rack that is convenient for hanging on lightweight items such as wallets or jackets. It's a good addition near your door so guests can leave their belongings right where they come in. If you have an accordion, it's an easy job to hang. All it takes is some nails, hanging hardware and a hammer.
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[ Edit ] Install hangers on rack
- Buy 2 small saw tooth hangers. Saw hangers are often used to hang picture frames, but they work perfectly for this project. Visit a hardware or craft store and get two hangers that match the size of your rack. 
- You probably need the smallest size available, but double check to confirm. Make sure the nails with the hangers are not long enough to penetrate the rack.
- There may be packages that sell several hangers. This is useful if you may need to hang more items in your home.
- 2 hangers should support the weight of most accordion venues. If you plan to hang slightly heavier than bags or coats on yours, then add a third hanger in the middle of the rack for extra support.
- Place a hanger in the outer upper corner on each side of the rack. Open the accordion point horizontally and find the two upper corners. Place a hanger in the upper corner at each end with the teeth facing down. Make the hangers as level as possible, even if they do not need to be fully level to work properly. 
- Make sure both hangers are facing the right way. Do not attach one with the teeth down and one with the teeth up.
- Don't worry about how wide the rack is open at this time. It's only important when you hang it.
- Hammer 2 nails in each hanger to secure them to the rack. Each hanger requires 2 small nails that come in the package. Hammer a nail through each hole in the hangers to secure it. 
- Confirm that each hanger is straight before you land on the nails.
- Because the nails are very small, you can hold them with needle forceps to avoid hitting your fingers while hammering.
[ Edit ] Mounting the rack
- Open the rack and measure the space between the hangers. Set the rack to the length you want it mounted on. Then take a tape measure or ruler and measure the distance between the center of each hanger. Remember that measurement so that the nails are mounted in the right place. 
- Make sure the rack is opened to the length you want before measuring. Otherwise, your dimensions will be turned off.
- If you are not sure what length you want the rack open, test it first. Hold it up against your wall in different lengths and see which you like best.
- Draw a flat line on the wall equal to the distance between the hangings. Go to the place where you want to hang the rack. Hold a ruler or straight edge against the wall and easily draw a straight line in the pen equal to the distance between the two hangers. Check the line with a level to make sure it is even. 
- The most common place for an accordion is just inside the front door so you can hang your bags, keys or light jackets. Make sure it is far enough away that the door will not hit the rack.
- Make the stand about shoulder height for an average person so your guests can reach it.
- Hammer a final nail into each end of the line. Take a finishing nail and hold it towards the end of the line on one side. Tap it in the wall with a hammer so that it is slightly angled. Let the end stick out so that the hanger can hook over it. Repeat for the other nail. 
- A finishing nail is a small, thin nail used for light jobs such as hanging frames. You can pick them up at hardware stores.
- The accordion stands are lightweight, so you don't have to worry about finding studs to hammer in.
- You can erase the row after you end up on the nails.
- Hook the rack over the nails and mount it on the wall. Lift the rack into place with the nails in place. Hang the teeth of the hangers on the nails. Release slowly so you know the rack is secure. 
- If the nails are not the perfect distance from each other, just open or close the rack to fit the distance.
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[ Edit ] Things You Need
- Sawtooth Hangers
- Tape measure  Pencil
- Straight Edge
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- If you decide to move the rack to another location, it is easy to reinstall. Just remove it from the wall and pull out the nails. Then knock them down in another place.
- Some racks may already come with hanging brackets and instructions. Follow the instructions if you have them.
[ Edit ] References
- ↑ https://www.woodshopdiaries.com/diy-accordion-coat-rack/
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