This afternoon I finally got my new coat rack installed near my front door. It will give me a place to hang my coats that I use the most and a place for my kids to hang theirs. The first thing I did was mark the location of the studs in the wall using a stud finder. I had noticed that the screw holes for the coat rack didn't match up so I went down to Lowes and bought a piece of 1/4 inch oak board to mount to the wall so that I could attach the coat rack to it. I could have used an anchoring system, but I thought this would be more secure. I traced around the coat rack then used a jig saw to cut out the pattern on the piece of oak. Next I mounted the oak piece to the wall then mounted the coat rack to the piece of oak. Finally I installed the screw covers and the project was complete. I hung my coat for tomorrow on it. One do-it-yourself project complete.