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Tony tells us: I made a pair of picture rails from salvaged wood and metal studs: Mounted the wood beam flush to the brick, folded and pinned the stud ends into a box form for structure and then screwed the studs open side up onto the top side of the beam. Dropped some old door knobs underneath as a bag/coat/hat/helmet rack. Total cost for both racks, excluding the vintage doorknobs, was $17. If you don't have access to old doorknobs try the Readymade suggestion of using round garden faucet handles from your hardware store. Result: less stuff on the floor, more room for the dog. It looks fantastic and super practical - it's always great to see a project for the entry area. Thanks for sending, Tony!