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DIY Clothing Rack Ideas

by Dannica
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Do you have a limited closet space or no closet at all? Living in a small flat or a tiny studio apartment can be a challenge when it comes to having ample closet space. Whether you are lacking space or want to fill an empty space/room, it is a disgrace to leave your designer or favorite dress crumpled inside a dark cabinet. In our post Organizing Your Closet: 7 Foolproof Tips we shared a few tips on how to organize your closet like a pro. Now if you are tired of your clothes not getting the attention they need, why not display and organize them in a clothing rack? If you are looking for do-it-yourself clothing rack ideas, keep reading for ideas and how you can do them on your own.

DIY Clothing Rack Ideas

If your closet space has been giving you trouble and you want to change how you organize your clothes, here are a few do-it-yourself clothing rack ideas you can try:

Steel Pipe Clothing Rack

When you’re creating your own clothing rack, there are two popular materials you can use – steel pipe or wood. If you love the industrial and rugged look, you will love the steel pipe clothing rack. It’s raw and has that unpolished industrial look. You also have flexibility with the design; you can opt for the traditional standing metal pipe, hanging metal pipe, an L-type clothing rack, or really any shape or configuration you can think of.

Here are the materials you’ll need for a Steel Pipe clothing rack:

  • Pipes – polished/unpolished there are variations you can choose from. You can also choose a color varying from copper or the standard unpolished metal color.
  • Connectors – this will serve as the connector for the tee and elbow part of the metal pipe.
  • Paint – this is optional, if you want a different color other than those available in the market, you can paint the steel pipe with spray paint or paint specially made for painting metal surfaces.
  • Super Glue/Metal Epoxy – if you’re going to use your clothing rack for a long time and you want to keep it extra secure, you can use super glue or metal epoxy to keep them together.
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All you need to do is to set up a sketch of how you want your clothing rack to look – a traditional upright hanging, etc., and then assemble them. If you want to create a unique piece, you can paint them or add customizations like a plank under your shoes.

Wood Clothing Rack

The second most popular used material for a clothing rack is probably wood. Because of its flexibility, there are a lot of things you can do with it.

  • Branch Clothing Wood Rack – if you want to achieve a coastal/rustic vibe for your clothing rack, you can create a branch clothes rack like this from Project Nursery. All you need is a piece of thick branch (you can paint or distressed it that way you want it to be), a high-quality rope and hang it from a ceiling or a shelf. You can check out this awesome diy instruction from Sugar and Cloth.
  • Ladder Clothing Rack – do you have an unused or old ladder in your home? The use it! You can drill the ladder or install it into the wall and use it as a clothing rack. Alternatively, you can just place it upright – a perfect clothing rack in the bathroom. To add your personal touch, you can paint it and design it the way you want it.

There are a lot of diy clothing rack ideas you can try, all you need is a few materials and a creative mind. What kind of diy clothing rack would you like to try? Leave a comment below.

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