Making a coat rack/ wet towel hanger for laundry room. It will have oak back 7/8", oak sides 7/8" , and instead of a shelf I am placing wooden(oak 5/8") dowels for the wife to hang towels (approximately 28 " in length), etc as they come out of the laundry. Also, I will be putting brass coat hangers for coats beneath. I have pieces cut out, but, should I stain it before I put it together? Or should I put it together and then stain it?
Also do you think dominos will hold (only have room for three on each side) or should I glue butt joint with screws for reinforcement? What do you think will give it the most strength?
Thanks for your time.