4 DIY Clothing Racks

4 DIY Clothing Racks

Do you have a tiny bedroom? Are you dreaming of a Tumblr room? Do you really hate furniture in excess? Do you have so many clothes that you can’t fit into the closet? Are you living in a big-city small-apartment where space is of the essence? No matter which of these categories you fall under, a clothing rack is exactly what you need for all your problems to be solved. They’re chic, ergonomic and a must-have for any young lady like you. Even more so, they’re perfect for hanging all of your summer dress, trenches and even blouses, so your room won’t look like a tornado went through it after you pick out your outfit for the day. Unfortunately, clothing racks can be quite pricey, reaching hundreds of dollars for store-bought racks. Why go out and spend a lot of money on one when you can make a perfectly functional and cute clothing rack at home? The personal satisfaction is awesome and you will also be saving a considerable amount of money. This is exactly the reason why we have searched the World Wide Web for the absolute best solutions for DIY clothing racks. We have gathered our pick of the crop and presented them below, each title containing the main material or feature of the clothing rack; we hope you find them helpful and we invite you to send us pictures of your brand new homemade clothing rack in the comment section below! Have fun building, ladies!

1. Branch

Our first do-it-yourself clothing rack project just will have your room simply glowing with a natural vibe. The key element for this rack is – you guessed it – a branch. The entire process of crafting the clothing rack is so easy that it is almost too good to be true. Literally, everything you need is a branch, picture wire (40 pound), cutters for the wire and an “S” hook (optional). Take all the time you need hunting down the perfect branch in the forest (make sure it’s the right length and width for your room and the hangers you are going to put on), tie on the  picture wire tightly to each end of your branch and cut them according to the designated space and length you have. At the end, you can tie the ends of the knot on the “S” hook I was talking about before, or you can choose to attach it directly to your desired location. To give your project a little girly glow, you can paint the branch all white and allow it to dry well before applying the picture wire.

2. Corner

The “Corner” rack is an awesome solution if you have literally no space in your room for the classic standing garment rack. It’s a great way to make use of an area in your room that you probably wouldn’t have used for anything else beforehand. For this DIY project, you are going to need an 18’’ steel pipe, 2 45° elbow joints and 2 steel flanges. The assembling and mounting are super easy for anyone, as all you have to do is apply the elbow joints to the ends of the pipe and then screw them into the steel flanges, no other utensils required. Afterwards, you might need a little help from somebody in order to hold up the pipe to the wall while you drill the screws into the wall. There you go! In less than 10 minutes everything is in place and your clothes are ready to hang.

3. Colored Pipe

This particular DIY clothing rack is super fun because you can get creative with the colorful part. You can easily find all of the necessary materials at your local hardware store and it won’t cost you nearly as much as a commercial clothing rack. Jot these down before going supply shopping: 4 threaded steel pipes (60’’ x ½’’ each), 4 smaller threaded steel pipes (10’’ x ½’’ each), 4 iron flanges (1/2”), 6 iron elbows (1/2”), 4 iron T-connector joints (1/2”), 6 steel threaded nipples (1/2” x 1 ½”) and a can of spray paint (color of your choice). Got all of those together? Good. First screw four of the threaded nipples into the four flanges, afterwards screwing four iron elbows into the opposite end of every nipple. Start screwing again, this time the smaller threaded steel pipes into every elbow. Screw one T-connector onto one end of the pipe and another on the other side in order to create a base. Repeat the process for the other set, as well. Take one of the remaining nipples and screw it into the top side of the connector and perpendicularly add one more connector, likewise repeating the process for the opposite side. Take one of the large pipes and screw it onto the T connector located on the top and the base, afterwards screwing the other base on, of course, the other side. Tighten the screws until everything is nice and even and looks like the photo above. In the end, spray paint the rack and let it drywell and enjoy your colored clothing rack!

4. Ladder

We totally fell in love with this project ever since we laid eyes on it, owing to the fact that it’s super creative and based on recycling. What do you need? An old ladder you can reuse, 2 or 3 wooden shelf brackets, a sandpaper grinding wheel or simple sandpaper, 4-6 anchors and screws, as well as a drill and some of your favorite colored paint. First of all, remove the old paint and recondition the ladder by using the grinding wheel or the sandpaper. Secondly, you paint the ladder and the shelf brackets in the color of your choice and let them dry. You then must attach the wooden shelf brackets to the ladder with the screws and afterwards into the wall, tightly securing them in place. After you finish up your entire project, you can hang clothes on each step of the latter and even place objects on top. Have fun and enjoy!

Some other clothing racks we adored were the floating, rolling, or copper ones, which you can easily find online. Don’t forget that adding a bit of color to your rack will always make it shine with personality, so have fun with the project and let your imagination run free!

Photo credits: Thesimpleessentials.info, Sugarandcloth.com, Radicalpossibility.com, Stylemepretty.com, Living.corriere.it.

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