How to Make a Suit Valet Stand

by Brandon Salo

Suit valet stands are used to hold a pair of pants and a suit jacket. They are convenient in offices or other private business areas where the business person needs to change clothes. Suit valet stands are often made out of hardwoods such as oak, cherry or walnut. These woods are decorative hardwoods that are sturdy and will complement the sophistication of dress clothes. These types of stands require concentration to build and will require oak boards and dowels for the construction.

Items you will need

  • Tape measure
  • 2 oak dowels, 1 inch x 48 inches
  • Oak dowel, 1/2 inch x 18 inches
  • 2 oak boards, 2 inches x 2 inches x 24 inches
  • Oak board, 2 inches x 2 inches x 20 inches
  • Drill
  • Drill bit, 1/2-inch
  • Drill bit, 1-inch
  • Wood glue
  • Router
  • Router bit, 1/4-round, 1-inch
Step 1

Drill a 1/2-inch-deep, 1/2-inch-diameter hole in the center of each 48-inch dowel. The center of this hole is 24 inches from each end of the dowels. Glue the 18-inch dowel in the 1/2-inch holes, lay all the dowels flat and let the glue dry. The 1/2-inch dowel will hold your pants.

Step 2

Drill a 1-inch-deep, 1-inch-diameter hole in the center of each 24-inch board. These boards are the feet to your suit valet stand. Drill two 1-inch-deep, 1-inch-diameter holes in the 20-inch board. Both holes are on the same side, 18 inches apart and 1 inch from each end. This is the top to your stand.

Step 3

Round the edges and ends of the 20-inch board using your router. This board will hold your suit jacket and the rounded edges will prevent creases in your jacket.

Step 4

Glue the ends of the 48-inch dowels into the top of your stand and glue the other ends into the holes on the feet of your stand. The feet should be parallel and perpendicular to the top of your stand.

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About the Author

Brandon Salo is a world-traveling writer, musician, medical technician and English teacher. After earning his degree at Northern Michigan University, he traveled the world while writing, performing as a jazz pianist and teaching English. In 2014 he worked as an emergency medical technician in New York state before he left to travel the world while finishing his first book.