If this coat and umbrella rack aremade of soft pine, the corner posts may be cut from 2x4 in. stock and the center posts made from two 2x4 in. pieces with flat sides glued together. Soft pine with a good grain finished with a dark stain will make this a very appropriate hall piece. In gluing, the diagonal cross pieces should be glued into the center post before the frame work is glued together; then as the last gluing on the framework is done, the center post with these projecting pieces, will be set inside and the ends slipped into thegrooves (where the corners of posts have been sawed out to receive them) and fastened with brads.