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Coat Rack for Kids

Keeping the kids' rooms tidy is one of the most difficult jobs!

Convincing the little ones to clean up their rooms may be a little easier with a fun and decorative coat tree. This tutorial shows you how to create a custom coat rack for kids.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1500 x 1000mm MDF wood panel 10mm
  • TroLase 1.6mm in different colours with adhesive film on back
  • TroLase ADA Signage 3.2 mm in different colours also with adhesive film on the backside

Find more information on TroLase laminates on www.trotec-materials.com

Used Trotec Laser:

  • Wood: SP1500, 200 watts, 2.5 inch lens
  • Decoration: Speedy 360, 80 Watts, 2.0 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Tree

Open our design template "Wood-Tree" for the tree made of MDF and the wooden hooks.

Feel free to customize the design to your children's style. For example, add their favorite animals or your child's name.

Put the wood panel in your SP1500 (200 Watts) and make sure that the smoother side is facing up. Use the small nozzle and the 2.5 inch lens to create perfect cutting edges.

We used the following laser parameters:

Cutting: Power: 87% - Speed: 0.6% - Frequency: 1000Hz -
Air Assist: Gas1
Cutting-in: Power: 3% - Speed: 2% - Frequency: 1000Hz -
Air Assist: ON
Engraving: Power: 20% - Speed: 100% - Frequency: AUTO -
Air Assist: ON

We recommend using a fine sandpaper to smooth the edges and remove dust.


Step 2: Decoration

In the PDF "decoration," you will find the graphics for TroLase ADA Signage and TroLase. Use plates with adhesive film on the backside. This makes it easier to apply them on the wood.

We worked with a Speedy 360 (80 Watts) and the following parameters:

TroLase 1.6mm
Cutting:
Power: 60% - Speed: 1% - Frequency: 1000Hz -
Air Assist: ON
Engraving: Power: 50% - Speed: 70% - Frequency: 500 ppi -
Air Assist: ON - Z-Offset: 1.5mm

ADA ADA Signage 3.2mm
Cutting:
Power: 90% - Speed: 0.5% - Frequency: 1000Hz - Air Assist: ON


Step 3: Assembly

Mount the hooks on the tree with screws. Choose the appropriate position for the hooks based on your child's height. When applying the laminates, make sure there is no dust residue on the wood. The tree looks too boring? Paint the wooden parts with vibrant colors!


Step 4: Install

Install the tree to the desired location. For rubber boots, slippers, and shoes, place a shoe tray in front of the coat tree.