How to attach coat/hatrack to wall ???
Simple project, but not sure how to mount this coat/hat rack I bought at Ikea. Made of wood, it measures 48" long and is 10" high and weighs about 20 pounds. Loaded with coats, etc, it will be much heavier. It has 4 predrilled holes in the back of the unit to mount it to the wall, but of course they do not match up with the studs on the wall. Walls are plaster. I don't think mollies will hold it, but am not sure. Would I be better off mounting a piece of 10" x 48" wood to the wall into the studs and then attaching this unit to the wood??? Would appreciate any opinions. (I should have my user name changed to "Dumb In Detroit")