I have never had enough space in my closet. Not because there’s too many clothes (okay, there’s some clothes) but, because it’s a house that was built in the 50’s with extra small closet spaces.
I finally had enough of not being able to see what I had for the seasons! This was a quick and easy DYI project that will get me back to seeing what I already have. And, more importantly what I can add!
I personally looked on Craiglist for any of the items I had to gather. The wood was here and the casters were a successful Craiglist find. The rest is at your local hardware store. The piping exists in different sizes and can be cut and threaded to easily screw into your elbow pieces. Truth be told there was 3 Home Depot trips to find out the cutter/threader was broken and I’m suspecting because someone ran the machine untrained and broke it. 3 stores! After a return Lowes finally got it done. I suggest calling ahead. Save yourself all the driving and frustration.
There is a lot of screwing together and down. Easy for someone moderately handy. The casters at a discount cut the total project cost quite a bit.
Overall, the cost to make this should be roughly between &80.00-$100.00 depending on where you get and gather your materials.
What you will need:
4 casters- 3″or 4″
2 pipes galvanized or black @ 60″
1 pipe galvanized or black @41″
2 matching metal anchor discs
4 1×5 wood planks 44″ in length. Your width will be roughly 20 3/4″. You can modify all of this by shortening you planks and cross bat accordingly.
2 1×5 20 3/4 cross planks
Assemble your platform with your boards and cross planks by screwing down 2 screws per board. Once solid, flip over and screw down your 4 casters. This is not a skateboard. Don’t be silly. Now flip back over and screw on anchor discs. Your ready to add your vertical threaded pipes. Secure these and twist in tightly. Okay, screw in your cross bar. And, you have your new industrial chic clothing rack! You could get even more creative by adding a shelf at the top or I the platform. Modifications could be awesome.
I think it looks more extensive and more expensive then it actually is! What do you think? Would you have one of these in your space?
I can now properly get ready for my fall and winter wardrobe the right way. At least that’s a bonus. 😉