June 3, 2012

DIY Clothing Racks


Will has lots of clothes, lots & lots of clothes! When we moved into our new house, we quickly decided that we would need more closet space. We got to work and spent an afternoon putting up some black iron pipe, wall mounted clothing racks.
You just have to find your wall studs to figure out how what pipe lengths you'll need. You can buy them at Home Depot or Lowe's where they will cut the pipe & thread it for you. I found the elbow joints & flanges (wall mounts) at Ace.We spent about $80.
 
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April

14 comments:

  1. I love this idea and am trying to replicate it in my new place. What size pipe did you use?

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    1. We used 1 1/2" pipe which seems like the perfect size.

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    2. im trying to do the same thing in my bedroom but i am a little confused. Did you use one pipe that was half an inch or a pipe that was one and a half inches?

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    3. Lengths of pipe that are one and a half inches in diameter. It was very easy to find the fittings for that size of pipe & it's holding up beautifully. Hope it works for you!

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  2. There are many different options to choose from. If you prefer something original you can even make a clothing rack by yourself. All you need is a wooden log and something to hang it from.

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  3. how far off of the wall does it extend/what is the depth?

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    1. 12" pipes plus a bit more for the fittings so about 13 total.

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  4. Did this end up staying attached to the wall? I am wondering if the screws are able to handle the weigh on an extended basis?

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    1. That's great to hear! I'm working with a 110 year old house and im a little weary that the screws will end up ripping out of the studs due to the weight (unless i add a pipe that goes down to the floor). hopefully it holds up for me!

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    2. Just make sure you check for studs. Or whatever the equivalent might be for a house built that long ago! Send pictures when you get it finished!

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