My apartment was gifted with many things - exposed brick, a backyard garden, lovely neighbours - but a real closet was not one of them. With a space about 2' wide and 1' deep, it's more of a hiding place to stash things before people come over...
I was so inspired by Marcie's industrial-chic furniture and the merchandise displays I've seen lately that I had to build a solution. A trip to the hardware store and 30 minutes (or less!) later, I am happy to report that my clothes now have a new home.
Materials you will need:
- 2 - 1/2" x 36" galvanized steel pipe
- 2 - 1/2" x 48" galvanized steel pipe
- 4 - 1/2" x 4" galvanized steel pipe
- 4 - 1/2" galvanized steel floor flange
- 4 - 1/2" galvanized steel tee
- 6 - 1/2" 90 degree galvanized steel elbow
- 6 - 1/2" x 1 1/2" galvanized steel pipe nipple
1. Wipe all your pieces with a damp cloth (your hands and clothes will thank you later!)
2. This is the layout for the top of the rack.
3. Attach 2 elbows to the ends of a 36" pipe.
4. Add 48" pipes to both elbows.
5. This is the layout for the bottom of each side.
6. Attach a tee (using one of its double-ended sides) to the end of each 48" pipe .
7. Secure the other 36" pipe between the tees at the single-ended side.
8. Add a pipe nipple to the remaining side of the tee.
9. Attach another tee (at its single-ended side) to the pipe nipple.
10. Add a 4" pipe to each side of the tee.
11. End each 4" pipe with an elbow.
12. Finish with a pipe nipple and floor flange.
Stand up your new portable rack.
This basic rack could be customized with longer/shorter lengths, and you could easily add another tier (just use a tee instead of the elbows and build vertically). I think it could even act as a headboard frame, or be used to hang blankets and textiles.